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Swindon – Packing power

Pirtek Swindon has been doing business with a customer at the cutting edge of waste management and sustainable power generation. Crapper and Sons Landfill Ltd started as a quarrying company in the late 1960s and then moving into civil engineering on the RAF base at Brize Norton.

and expanded into skip hire, which proved fruitful to the extent that the core of the business was sold to RMC Environmental in 2001, which in turn became part of Biffa. “At this point, it was thought that there was no future in landfill,” says Richard Crapper, Managing Director of Crapper and Sons. The company was more foresighted however, recognising that there would always be a place

in the ground for waste that could neither be reused, recycled or made to generate power. “The big companies decided they didn’t really want to run landfills because there was going be a lot of Energy From Waste. So they shut them, which made us busier again,” says Richard.

Working on sites that generated a lot of waste, the company took the opportunity

Having sold the major part of the business, the company moved to a large

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