Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Registration is now open for WasteExpo 2018!

  WasteExpo is turning 50! 

And their 2018 event— in sunny Las Vegas —promises to be the best yet. 

Are you ready to celebrate a half-century of innovation, education and good vibes?

What can you expect at WasteExpo 2018? 
  • 600+ exhibitors ready to help with your latest challenges
  • Innovation & technology at the forefront in educational sessions
  • The popular (and FREE!) Spotlight Sessions will be back, highlighting latest trends and must-know insights
  • Interactive outdoor demos to give you that hands-on experience
  • The Food Recovery Forum is back—dig deeper into this booming sector!
  • 12,000+ participants 

If you’re looking for inspiration, innovation and profit-driving advice in the world of waste, recycling and organics, WasteExpo 2018 is for you!

Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Conference & Special Events: April 23-26, 2018Exhibits: April 24-26, 2018

Wednesday, 30 August 2017


2017 has been a great year for Morclean so far and we have lots of innovative and forward-thinking ideas in the mix. Peter Morley, Managing Director of Morclean, speaks about one of our more recent ideas, the Emergency and Spill Response Van. 

This vehicle is designed especially for emergency clean up’s and will efficiently aid in dealing with many problems such as emergency vehicle cleaning, trauma and crime scene cleaning, sewage, flood water and street cleaning, bird dropping removal, odour removal, void property cleaning and many more. 

Peter Morley said:

“We recognise that there is an established need for an efficient and self-contained solution, though we have looked at this from a different angle and taken a more innovative approach. Now we need feedback from potential clients”.

Whilst still in the testing stages of this system, we would really like to hear your thoughts and feedback on this concept. So, here’s a bit more information on the innovative idea and answers to some of our frequently asked questions.

This ordinary looking prototype will produce 1500psi of hot water, which is basically like a jet wash/steam cleaner, but without the additional engine, battery or generator.

There will also be no secondary fuel tank, we will simply use the existing energy from the van to power the machine (along with an integral water tank and detergent supply), which will result in a quieter and easier to use, mobile machine.

“Without self-contained system, there’s no generator, no 2nd engine, no trailer to tow, and no additional power, so we can help operators by providing a much quieter and faster option”

Is there a need for PTO’s? 
As you're no doubt aware, PTO's (Power Take Off’s) have been around for years and more commonly seen on tractors and farming machinery, but with this system, there will be no need for a PTO. 

Yes, the van is running instead of a smaller engine, but this is much quieter and there is no need for a secondary fuel tank or the need to carry fuel, which will also free up a lot of space. 

“We looked at the current systems on the market and thought… there’s already sufficient energy in the vehicle - so why duplicate it? Why waste that energy?  And now we have a quieter and more efficient solution”

So, what are the current options?
Presently you can use an engine driven hot water pressure washer/steam cleaner, we sell these already, but that means another engine and it's a fair-sized machine, so not as easy to transport.

Even a smaller compact steam cleaner needs a fair-sized generator of some 5KVA or thereabouts, and again, another engine and more valuable space. We can already do this with Li-ion batteries but the cost, weight and space outweighs the advantages

Tell us what you think…
The system is still currently being tested and Morclean would love to hear your thoughts on this before taking it to market. 

Morclean are hopeful that this system will help businesses across the UK to quickly and efficiently manage spills, saving potential fines and preventing damage to the environment.

Like most new ideas it was developed out of something else, and stemmed from another similar project. But it just might be a great idea and that what we're shouting about today, to simply ask your opinions. 

Please get in touch with Peter today at

Upcoming Shows

2018 is fast approaching and we are happy to tell you Morclean will be exhibiting at not one but two highly rated shows again next year. We have booked our spaces nice and early at both, The Manchester Cleaning Show & ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam 2018!

he Manchester Cleaning show is a highly-anticipated event which promises to deliver thousands of attendees ready to order products, discuss industry challenges and network. 

After the successful show in 2016 and the big reveal of our new Bin Wash Custom, Morclean are already making preparations for 2018 and we have something exciting up our sleeves this year...

Lets hope we make it on to BBC news again this year eh!

Make sure you come visit us on the 11-12th April 2018 on Stand A30 at Event City, Manchester.


The ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibition is the worlds largest international trade show for the cleaning industry and  is acknowledged as the ultimate launching platform for innovations worldwide. 

The show provides a complete industry overview and insight into global developments. Visitors are top level representatives from major international cleaning manufacturers, distributors and contractors and decision makers from the largest industrial, commercial, medical, institutional, hospitality and food service facilities. 

Come and say hi to us on Stand 1.24 in Hall 1 on the 15-18th May 2018 at RAI, Amsterdam 

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

It's not just a drain: Water Filtration

#ItsNotJustADrain: Water Filtration

As most of you will know, those who create waste water in a business, like car washing, have a responsibility to collect and dispose of said water. It is unlawful to discharge chemical laced and contaminated vehicle wash water down surface drains and you can be faced with a hefty charge if you are caught.

Remember, "it's not just a drain" these surface drains actually carry, essentially harmless, rain water to rivers and soakaways, so if contaminated water were to go through these drains, it is potentially harmful to our ecosystems. It can also cause harm to animals that drink from such polluted water. Contaminated wash water must outflow to a mains foul drain and usually via an interceptor.

If there is no foul drain or easy access to a foul drain, then the car wash operator would have to either:
  1. Move off site and find a new location
  2. Contain and store the water and take it all off site  
  3. Fully recycle the water. 
All 3 are time consuming, not cost effective and just a bit of a pain really... so, what can you do?

Well, let me tell you, over the past five years, the boffins at Morclean have been developing a new and innovative, fully surfaced mounted water filtration system, that meets the EA's requirements.

This system will be able to filter the water so well, that it can be discharged to a surface drain or water course. 
It also eradicates the need for any relocation or excavation or below ground installations; which is very costly, time consuming and sometimes impossible. 

Why not re-use the water? 
A good question, and we already can. Full water recycling that provides rinse quality water, can be expensive. It's mainly the cost and servicing of a reclaim that makes it prohibitive and recycling is a much more complicated and expensive system.

Over the past 5 years, w
e've seen unworkable prototypes, failures, brief successes and moments of frustration, but along the way we've learned by our mistakes and we're now seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. 

Photo of an early prototype

Working with both 3D CAD design and common sense, we were able to produce this prototype and it's now the time to take it to test market and gauge our customer's reactions. So far the response has been great.

If you have any feedback or thoughts on this, please get in touch, we would really love to hear them whilst we test the market.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

ATEX Vac goes to compressed air and pneumatics specialist

Morclean have delivered a MAV 45 Type H Vacuum to a business which specialises in the fields of compressed air, material handling (industrial lifting), power tools, pneumatics and product finishing systems.

This range of Industrial Vacuum Cleaners is suitable for picking up hazardous dust and debris in Gas Zone 1 and Dust Zone 21. 

The Vacuum cleaner is fully earth bonded and has an anti-static (conductive) vacuum hose and air supply hose. Every vacuum cleaner is individually tested and provided with its own test certificates for filtration efficiency and earth path continuity. This range is available in models MAV 15H, 18H, 20H, 30H and 45H. 

All models are supplied with a certificate of filtration efficiency, a certificate of earth path continuity, 5 disposable micro-fibre bags,  a spare Anti-Static (conductive) cloth filter assembly, a 5 metre conductive air supply hose, a 38mm conductive hose and toolkit.

For more information please visit our website, where you will find more in depth specifications or you can give our experienced sales team a call on 0800 1300 402

Scrubber Drier goes to local Chesterfield Electroplating firm.

We're always happy to supply our fellow Chesterfield businesses with fantastic cleaning equipment. The most recent is a local electroplating firm who have bought a Morclean Scrubber Drier.

Morclean’s scrubber dryers are robust floor washing machines, tough and simple to use. They help save you time, increase productivity and still give you outstanding results. Our Pedestrian scrubber dryers are mains powered or battery driven. 

Our scrubber driers are suitable for different types of environment, including:

  • Warehouses
  • Production areas
  • Distribution centres
  • Factory environments
  • Airports
  • Shopping centres

Perfect for different floor surfaces
Morclean’s hard floor scrubbing and cleaning machines are perfect for industrial and commercial floors, including concrete, marbled floor, vinyl floor, terrazzo, tiled, stone and slate floor surfaces.
For finer polishing e.g. marble and high gloss tile floors, floor polisher machines are also available from Morclean.

Scrubber drier or dryer?
Do you spell it scrubber drier or dryer? Not that it really matters as either way, the machine cleans and dries a floor. Using brushes to scrub the dirty surface as small volumes of water and detergents are applied to give a deep clean. Vacuum suction extracts the dirty water, leaving a safe floor surface to walk on for pedestrians.

Advice, free demos and training provided
Scrubber dryers are for sale at competitive prices. We offer our customers advice, training and demonstrations on scrubber dryers or any of our other industrial, commercial and professional floor cleaning machines.

Finance, HP and Long Term Leasing
Finance and hire purchase arrangements and long term leasing options are available. Delivery in the UK and export worldwide are available.

Caring for the environment
We are proud to have been offered a number of “Green” awards for our environmentally friendly machines and cleaning methods. This is noted in our scrubber driers that use less water and less chemicals to clean floors effectively, with high energy efficiency.

Alternative short or long term rent periods
The floor scrubbing and drying machines are also available to hire on short or long term rent periods.
Morclean’s models are for sale at competitive prices and we offer our customers advice, training and demonstrations on scrubber dryers or any of our other industrial, commercial and professional floor cleaning machines.

Finance and hire purchase arrangements and long term leasing options are available. Delivery in the UK and export worldwide is available.

For more information, please get in touch with our experienced sales team on 0800 1300 402 or you can visit our website at

Monday, 21 August 2017

It's not just a drain: BinWash System

#ItsNotJustADrain: BinWash System 

You may not be aware that disposing of contaminated waste water could land you with a hefty fine or in some extreme cases, potentially prison. 

This is because there are different types of drains which can only have certain things run through them. These are foul drains and surface drains.

A foul drain is designed to carry contaminated wastewater to a sewage works for treatment, where as a surface drain is only really meant for rainwater and uncontaminated, clean water. 

This is because surface drains lead directly towards our rivers, streams and lakes and the untreated, chemical laced water is deadly to our eco system and potentially harmful to animals that may drink the water. 

Activities that product contaminated water or other liquids ('trade effluent') may include: 
  • Wheelie bin washing 
  • Vehicle washing
  • Yard cleaning
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Water cooling
  • Cleaning of food production areas or ovens 

Our Bin Wash machines are fully self-contained, meaning all of the dirty, yucky water that is produced from cleaning the wheelie bins is collected and stored in the machine and said wash water is recycled as per the EA guidelines, allowing you to wash bins legally. 
We are always pushing boundaries and looking for new ways to make our Bin Wash systems even better each time. 

Here at Morclean, we knew this was a problem and many bin cleaning businesses needed a solution. That's why our award winning Bin Wash systems are our best sellers, worldwide.
This is why we've developed most ranges of our Bin Wash machines with '
6 Stages of Treatment', in order to make cleaning bins an effortless duty:

  1. The catchment tray takes out larger items of debris
  2. A fine mesh screen [80 mesh/177 microns] filters the water
  3. The third filter [20 mesh/871 microns] is situated just before the pump
  4. Water in the holding tank passes through a ‘blue’ washable filter [100 micron nylon mesh]
  5. Water is filtered through a silver impregnated tube which inhibits the growth of bacteria.
  6. The water is then aerated before it enters the main tank.
The tank of water is re-filtered while the machine is idling. In effect the water gets cleaner and cleaner throughout the day.

Check out this video of 'How NOT to Clean a Wheelie Bin' 

To view our vast range of Bin Wash machines, please visit our website or get in touch with our friendly, experienced team on 0800 1300 402 whom will be happy to help with any queries you may have.