FCC Environmental Services opens large Bollegraaf Single Stream in Dallas.

FCC Environmental Services opens large Bollegraaf Single Stream in Dallas.

Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions and Van Dyk Recycling Solutions (North America’s exclusive distributor of Bollegraaf, Lubo, and TOMRA equipment) have announced the delivery of the Dallas MRF, what is going to be one of the most advanced materials recovery facilities in the USA.

The newly opened materials recovery facility is employing a host of sorting technologies to curb-side materials from households. The state-of-the-art installation is capable of sorting 35 tons of Single Stream material tons per hour.

Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions is proud to announce the opening of the FCC Dallas MRF, one of FCC Environmental’s first MRFs in the United States. The facility will accept all Single Stream material from the city of Dallas and the city of University
Park, Texas.

The system was designed by Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions to bring Dallas closer to its goal of zero-waste by the year 2040. It successfully processed over 1,000 tons of material in its first two weeks and passed its required acceptance test for the city of Dallas prior to the contract start date of January 1st, 2017.

Specifications FCC Dallas MRF, USA

  • Capacity: 35 tonnes/hr
  • Input: Single Stream
  • Surface area: 60,000 ft2
  • Recyclables: paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and metals
  • Technologies: Bollegraaf HBC-120S, Lubo Anti-Wrapping ONP Screen, Bollegraaf Drum feeder, Lubo OCC Screen, TOMRA Autosort 4, Overbelt magnet, Eddy current separator, Walair drum separator.

Innovative technologies.
The facility contains cutting-edge technology provided by Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions of Appingedam, The Netherlands. A series of Lubo Star Screens® (Lubo Systems B.V is part of the Bollegraaf Group) separates OCC, glass, fibre and containers.

The series features Lubo’s newest offering, the Anti-Wrapping ONP Screen, the widest screen in the industry at 4.40 metres, with 440 stars. The stars incur virtually no wrapping, even after hours of operation. Cleaning and maintenance time is reduced to less than 10% of that of traditional star screens.

A total of four TOMRA (TITECH), model Autosort 4, optical sorters recover any remaining fibre and separate all plastics.

An over-belt magnet and Eddy Current recover ferrous and aluminium cans, respectively. And a glass clean-up system (Walair) creates four fractions of clean, sellable glass. The system is capped off by a Bollegraaf HBC-120S baler that can bale all commodities accepted at the facility.

Bollegraaf HBC baler produces heavier bales.
As well as being quieter and more efficient, the new balers and their installation have also been designed to be as safe as possible and to meet the safety requirements.

Other innovative upgrades that have been incorporated in the HBC-120S are the self-learning channel pressure, which is self-regulating control, which adapts to the material being baled in the channel, and can increase the bale weight by 10 to 20%.

The single needle system (5x1) leaves less room for residue to accumulate during the knotting process, reducing the downtime and hence an important cost reduction.

Since the needle system is vertical, the Bollegraaf baler produces stable bales and has
a reduced risk of wire breakage. Whether using steel wire, PP twine or PET, the Bollegraaf Baler is highly suitable to bale even the most difficult waste streams.

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