Picture of the front of a yellow Gaskells' refuse collection vehicle

Gaskells gets integrated weighing system from VWS

Published:  30 December, 2016

The owner of the largest commercial recycling facility in Liverpool – Gaskells – has invested in an integrated bin-weighing and software system to track and record the weight of every collection providing complete transparency for its customers.

The company has implemented the Enviroweigh bin weighing system and Purgo software from Vehicle Weighing Solutions (VWS). The system is Weights & Measures-approved so it can be used for pay-by-weight services.

Managing director Jonathan Gaskell said: ‘We pride ourselves on providing our customers with exact information on how much waste is being recycled and where it is going, to provide full traceability. We are now able to charge precisely for what we collect, no more or less, plus we can schedule collection rounds more effectively.

‘We keep detailed records for each customer, which they can use for compliance with environmental management standards or to improve the efficiency of their own operations.

‘We were looking for a system that would do it all and we found that with VWS. It’s easy to use and integrates seamlessly with our operations. Our staff and our customers are very happy with the results.’

Purgo aims to help waste management operators streamline processes from sales through to operations, including route scheduling, admin, billing and reporting. It integrates with on-board systems such as bin-weighing, CCTV, telematics and CANbus as well as with back office sales and accounting packages such as Salesforce, Sage and Coda. Customers pay a monthly subscription for use of the software, which includes a support service should they need it.

Julian Glasspole, VWS managing director, said: ‘It is fantastic news that Gaskells are having such success with our integrated bin-weighing solution. In conjunction with VWS Softaware Solutions, we developed Purgo after receiving feedback from our customers who wanted an easier to use, bespoke software solution that takes care of their needs from beginning to end.’

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