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The Tesco Extra superstore in Southall / Hayes, Middlesex, just north east of Heathrow Airport, has a couple of high tech waste re-cycling machines from the Norwegian company Tomra S.A.. which claims to crush or shred and sort metal cans and glass and plastic bottles and jars etc.

They resemble bank Automated Teller Machines, but with loud verbal as well as visual instructions, and multiple CCTV surveillance cameras - the prevention of "fly tipping" seems to require extraordinary technological security measures.

Southall Hayes Bulls Bridge Extra
Bulls Bridge Industrial Estate
Greater London


Latitude: N51:29:56 (51.498821)
Longitude: W0:24:19 (-0.405272)


This installation appears to have cost Tesco around £150,000.


A proximity sensor triggers loud audible instructions and warnings as you approach these machines.


Note the row of CCTV surveillance cameras along the top of this installation.

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