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MRF Systems from Blue Scotland for two recycling specialists

1 Aug 11 Two leading recycling companies in Scotland have recently installed bespoke MRF systems, designed, supplied and installed by Blue Scotland.

Both organisations are long-standing customers and report that their new recycling plants are performing well.

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 KL 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 Aberdeen based company owned by the Sharp family.  Operations Manager Colin McDonald expressed their satisfaction with their new MRF. “This plant is performing well and allowing us to reclaim at even better volumes and produce cleaner end products through our recycling of lighter materials. Blue Scotland has been invaluable in helping us select and install this new MRF and we appreciate their expertise in both the sales and after-sales aspects of our long relationship”.

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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 Eco Park development project. This follows recent purchases of a General Kinematics grizzly feeder and a Doppstadt DW-3060 shredder from Blue Scotland, both of which feed pre-shredded and pre-screened materials through the newly installed MRF system.

Binn Skips’ plant accepts the -150mm shredded and screened commingled waste into the primary Kiverco KL 830 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 Scotland has looked after us extremely well throughout the development of our recycling plants and their after sales product support has been excellent, cementing our continuing working partnership with this specialist distributor”.

Blue Scotland offers the waste management industry a wide range of shredding, composting, screening, crushing, recycling and conveying equipment for the efficient and cost-effective processing of all waste streams. The increasing demand for bespoke MRF systems for processing mixed waste continues to be a growing market. Such is the size and compatibility of the machinery ranges for which Blue Scotland is an appointed distributor, that productive and efficient plants can be created by combining separation, stockpiling, sorting and conveying equipment to produce an optimum recycling solution to suit not only the waste streams to be treated but also the constrictions of designated site areas. Blue Scotland’s in-house teams of designers and engineers can provide tailor-made systems for all types of waste treatment, recycling and reclamation.

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