MRF Systems from Blue Scotland for two Recycling Specialists
- 04 November 2011
- Company & Industry News
Two leading recycling companies in
EIS Waste Services of Aberdeen already operates a Kiverco system from Blue for “heavy” materials processing and has added the new MRF for “light” construction, commercial, industrial and trade waste. Rigid plastics, polythene, wood, plasterboard, textiles, paper and card, plus scrap metals are all being reclaimed and the whole system is under cover within a custom built building.
The EIS recycling plant consists of a number of innovative technologies, combined together in a bespoke design for optimum material flow and separation, resulting in clean saleable recyclables. The added bonus is that, through meticulous separation, tip-to-landfill deliveries have been significantly reduced by up to 65%, saving transport and landfill costs as well as greatly reducing environmental impact.
A hopper and belt feeder receives the incoming raw waste which is fed by conveyor to a Kiverco 820 trommel with 25mm screens for removal of fines. The remaining material then passes through a Kiverco sorting station for manual separation, then passes under an end-of-line overband magnet for removal of ferrous metals. Additional dropout bins located at each bay on the sorting line receive additional recyclable items such as non ferrous and glass bottles. The station has an infinitely variable speed and extra-wide conveyor belt and is contained within a spacious heated and well-lit cabin for maximum operator comfort and security. A blower system has been installed at the extreme end of the MRF to offer maximum flexibility when further clean up of material is required.
EIS is an
In Glenfarg, Perthshire, another independent and family-owned recycling specialist — Binn Skips — has also invested in a new MRF from Blue Scotland and which forms part of a large
Binn Skips’ plant accepts the -150mm shredded and screened commingled waste into the primary Kiverco 820 trommel, which is equipped with 15mm and 50mm split drum screens for fines removal. The screened out material then passes through an air separator for “lights” removal and then on to the 4-bay Kiverco picking station for hand sorting, with an overband magnet at the end of the conveyor for safe removal of ferrous metals. In addition to a high quality, clean range of end products from the new plant, Binn Skips is also producing an ideal woodwaste fraction from its Doppstadt shredder for RDF materials, as well as excellent greenwaste for composting, which is shredded, windrowed and 10mm screened to high specification for this particular purpose.
Binn Skips is owned by the MacGregor family with Allan MacGregor heading up the company. Iain Taylor is Head of Operations at Glenfarg and reports that their new plant is living up to expectations. “We’ve already seen a marked increase in reclaimed volumes through our new MRF and a most gratifying reduction in tip-to-landfill. Blue