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Binn Group adds Unipod to its fleet

As Scotland’s leading independent waste management provider the Binn Group can help with the waste management needs of most businesses or municipals. Situated and operating from a sixty plus acre complex at Binn Farm near Glenfarg, Perthshire (and also at Shore Road in Perth) they are in a prime location to access, process and recycle waste materials from all areas of the country.

Binn Group prides itself in offering an extensive range of services which focus on recycling, reuse, waste minimisation, landfill diversion, value for money and improving our environment. They have a wide range of knowledge and expertise in delivering bespoke waste management and recycling services to all business sectors eg construction, domestic, food, industrial, trade and local authorities.

A multi-million-pound investment in plant and vehicles has propelled this Perthshire-based recycling and resource management company to the forefront of Scotland’s war on waste. The company is now investing significantly in upgrading and expanding its fleet of collection vehicles.

Recent acquisitions include, four Farid Hillend Engineering (FHE) PowerLink 16m3 refuse vehicles complete with UTL container hoists and 4m3 UniPods mounted on a Scania chassis. Indeed, the Binn Group has had a very successful relationship with Farid Hillend Engineering (formerly Heil Farid European Company), who are based just south of them in Dunfermline.

Over the years they have purchased and successfully run numerous BigBites from FHE. This is the first time that they have purchased the FHE PowerLink with pod (UniPod refuse collection vehicle). The pods are needed for the collection of Glass and Food waste; the main body will collect General Waste and Dry Mixed Recycling (DMR) waste streams.

Binn Group Fleet Manager Allan Brown commented. “We are investing heavily in new technology – both in terms of plant for resource handling and recycling and in our fleet of collection vehicles.

“We chose Farid Hillend Engineering (FHE) PowerLink Unipods for their ability to collect two waste streams in one collection round. We have had a strong relationship with FHE over many years running their BigBites, which have served us extremely well. We are confident that these new vehicles will allow us a little more flexibility and will prove just as reliable as their BigBite.

“These new acquisitions have taken our fleet total to over 50 vehicles, which are operating throughout Perthshire, Fife, Dundee, Angus and Stirlingshire. Even with this amount of vehicles we are not standing still as we have plans in place to further add to this.”

The UniPod (PowerLink body plus Pod)








For many operators the collection of segregated waste and recycling has become ever more necessary. It is, therefore, of great benefit if one vehicle can accommodate separate multiple waste stream collections. The Farid Hillend Engineering UniPod allows up to three separate waste streams to be collected by one vehicle on one collection tour. Binn Group has chosen the two waste stream collection vehicles.

The Farid Hillend Engineering UniPod is a single chamber, nearside loading and off side tipping non compaction Pod suitable for a range of waste streams that require to be collected separately from the non-recyclable waste stream. It is a completely sealed unit and therefore ideally suited for the collection of food waste, glass recycling and dry mixed recycling waste streams.

Designed to be fitted in conjunction with the full range of Farid Hillend Engineering minicompactors and rear loaders, the UniPod is available in both narrow width and standard width and suits chassis ranging from 7.5t GVW to 32t GVW.

To enable true flexibility, the standard UniPod can be supplied with either a comb lift to handle containers with sizes ranging from 120 litre up to 360 litre, a trough pannier lift or both a comb lift and trough pannier lift.

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