News from Boughton: Potteries, Cheshire and Staffordshire skip hire operator, Belford Brothers, has taken delivery of its first Boughton PR18 skip loader. Director Carl Belford described the new Boughton Power-Reach unit as fantastic.
Among the features he likes particularly are the extended arms and the Intacova sheeter system. “The high clearance arc of the sheeter means that it pulls the cover over the bin, not across it – so if there are jagged items in the skip, they are less likely to damage the sheet. It works really well, saves us a lot of time on turnarounds – and our health & safety supervisor loves it because there is no need for the operator to climb on the vehicle,” says Belford.
Founded over 30 years ago by Roy Belford, with just one vehicle, the company now employs ten people, a small predominantly Leyland DAF fleet and a co-located processing and transfer station, known as Future Waste & Reclamation. Son, Carl joined the family firm over 20 years ago to help his father build the business into what it is today, with wife Sam now also involved.
The Future Waste & Reclamation transfer station is an essential part of the company’s commitment to the diversion material from landfill. “As an industry, I think we do a tremendous job of cutting waste going to landfill these days,” says Belford. “But the tax is now more about revenue than environmental objectives. We do not see that successive hikes in landfill tax has achieved any benefit, as in reality, we are not filtering any more waste than we were before.”