Husband and wife team Myles and Aimee have always been involved in the recycling industry. Aimee’s father ran a successful waste and metal recycling business when Aimee was young. This led to Myles and Aimee deciding to start their own business. In 2015, they decided to rebrand and started Copia Metals. To complete their goal, they needed a larger and more suitable site, which they found in Charlton in south east London. Since it’s opening in 2017, the company has seen steady growth. In December 2020 Copia Waste opened alongside Copia Metals providing a one stop shop for all our customers’ recycling needs.

Aimee Tichband, Managing Director of Copia Metals & Waste limited, talks about the day-to-day challenges of her business and the deal she was able to strike with our UK distributor, Doyle Machinery.

“With both Copia Waste and Copia Metals growing exponentially, the biggest challenge we face is recycling and managing the material we receive. Specifically at our waste transfer station, general construction waste is what we deal with, on a day to basis, from sites in and around London and trying to hit our recycling targets in a quick, effective, environmentally friendly manner is one of the core values that set us apart from other companies, that’s why we believe it is an aspect which needs to be continuously monitored in order to improve it.

This challenge led us to our latest purchase – the ARJES IMPAKTOR 250 evo – custom-made for Copia green! Doyle Machinery is very well known within the waste and metal industry, so they were our first port of call when looking to purchase a shredder. Doyle machinery and Patrick King gave us first-class service, great advice and arranged everything, right down to the customization of the machine. Since the moment we received the shredder, we have been able to speed up the recycling process by collecting the various waste streams, processing them directly and sorting them into different recyclable categories, as well as saving well needed space by reducing the volume of the material, therefore, more waste can be processed on site.

We wanted a machine that is sturdy enough to meet our high standards for waste and metal processing and that it can carry out the process quickly & effectively. The faster we can process the material at both our sites, the less impact on the environment, which is the main reason why we decided to choose ARJES. The built-in water spraying system allows us to work within close proximity to our neighbors without causing significant dust pollution.

We purchased both the metal and waste shredding tool shafts with cassettes, which are easy and trouble free to change making the IMPAKTOR 250 evo perfectly versatile for both sides of our business. We are more than satisfied, not only with the machine but also with the service provided by Doyle Machinery, in particular Patrick who went above and beyond from start to finish.

We look forward to the continued growth of both business and can’t wait to see what Copia Metals & Waste has in store for the rest of 2021. We are committed to stamping out waste to landfill and recycling 100% of all metal & waste streams that we deal with, we’ve recently looked into waste for fuel plants and are hoping we can make further progress in our recycling mission. As a leading company within the metal & waste sector we will continue to re-evaluate our operational methods and adapt our machinery to meet the challenges of the industry, while working hard to do our part for the environment. We’ve made a relationship for life with Doyle machinery and will use their expertise in future machinery purchasing. Our ARJES has dramatically changed the way we recycle and has made hitting our recycling goals simple & easy. 100%.”

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