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How Government policy can help C&D recyclers

How Government policy  can help C&D recyclers

Several actions can be taken by governments at all levels to support the recycling of construction & demolition industry waste products. One of the most common tactics is landfill disposal bans on recyclable materials in the waste stream. Two examples are the ban on drywall disposal in British Columbia, and the requirement in King County, Washington that all C&D loads with more than 20 percent recyclable material be rejected at the transfer station and sent to a Material Recovery Facility.

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​Monterey's new facility uses BHS recycling system to support compliance with California's 75% recycling goal

The Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD) has started up its new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). Supplied by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), the technologically-advanced recovery system processes up to 80-tons-per-hour (tph) on two lines. The multi-material line processes 30-tph of commercial and residential Single Stream or 40-tph of commercial Mixed Materials, while the Construction and Demolition line handles 40-tph. The $24mm project occupies 100,000 square-feet of the District's campus, which also includes the country's first SMARTFERM anaerobic digestion (AD) system. 

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EDGE launches TRT516 trommel screen

EDGE launches TRT516 trommel screen

The EDGE TRT516 Trommel Screener is a screening solution ideal for mid-size operations with on-site space restrictions and for those operators who wish to regularly reposition their screen onsite. The TRT516 Track Trommel combines a robust durable machine with a quick and easy transport design. It is ideal for the processing of compost, topsoil, domestic household waste and construction and demolition waste.

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Keestrack to premiere modern design for track-mounted impact crusher

Keestrack has updated its R3 / R3e track-mounted impact crusher.

Keestrack will unveil a new innovation at Intermat, in Paris, this spring: a new modern design for its R3 / R3e track-mounted impact crusher. Thanks to its compact transport and operational dimensions, the 30 tonne model offers all advantages of the mature diesel electric hybrid concept, which Keestrack is implementing as an efficient alternative drive system in more and more product ranges of its highly mobile crusher and screening plants.

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McCloskey's portable UF1200 universal feeder delivers 650+ TPH production

The UF1200 universal feeder from McCloskey is powerful and reliable.

McCloskey now has a high capacity, powerful and reliable universal feeder in its line-up. Designed for virtually any application, the UF1200 can significantly enhance production levels. The UF1200 comes with a standard Tipping Grid, and offers a number of options including Vibrating Grid, Aggregate Hopper, Mulch Hopper or Shredder. The stockpile height at 24 degrees reaches 4.0m (13'-3") making the feeder an efficient partner for stackers.

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​Komptech Americas secures Tyalta for distribution in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwest Territories

​Komptech Americas secures Tyalta for distribution in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwest Territories

Alberta-based company Tyalta Industries Inc., has been in the aggregate equipment industry for 22+ years and wanted to complement their aggregate product line with a high-quality manufacture of organic processing equipment.  They recently partnered with Komptech Americas to offer screens, shredders, windrow turners and separation technology in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwest Territories.

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​SP Industries offers heavy-duty transfer stations for solid waste and recyclable materials

​SP Industries offers heavy-duty transfer stations for solid waste and recyclable materials

SP Industries offers a comprehensive line of Heavy Duty Industrial Transfer Stations used for waste and recyclable material handling. Transfer stations provide manufacturing/processing facilities and municipal waste handling centers a more compact, cost effective and sanitary method to handle refuse and recyclable materials. Systems can incorporate a loading method and compactor, both of which are tailored to the specific needs of the facility to maximize efficiency and safety.

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AI-powered robotic waste sorting system installed at Zanker Recycling facility

The ZenRobotics sorting system layout.

San Jose-based Zanker Recycling, a U.S. leader in construction and demolition (C&D) materials processing systems and recycling, has announced that its awarding a contract to Plexus Recycling Technologies, the North American distributor of ZenRobotics the world's leading, and most experienced AI robotics team for sorting waste materials. The ZenRobotics ZRR2 AI Robot will be the second to operate in the U.S. and operational by fall 2018.

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TIRME updates recycling plant with four new TOMRA AUTOSORTS

The Environmental Technology Park of Mallorca (TIRME) recently acquired four new AUTOSORT machines.

The Environmental Technology Park of Mallorca (TIRME) is responsible for the treatment of solid waste which alters in content and volume during the island's busy tourist season. TIRME's effective response to this challenge, which includes the use of TOMRA machines, has become respected across Europe as an example of best practice. TIRME recently upgraded its technologies by acquiring four new AUTOSORT machines. This investment has quickly shown how technologies have progressed in the last two decades by delivering higher recycling rates.

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Model 2460XP added to Beast horizontal grinder lineup

Available as a towable or track machine, the Model 2460XP is built from the ground up, and designed to outperform other horizontal grinders in its class.

Bandit Industries has added an additional option to The Beast horizontal grinder lineup by introducing the Model 2460XP.  Available as a towable or track machine, the Model 2460XP is a machine built from the ground up, and is designed to outperform every other horizontal grinder in its class.

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Steelweld Strobe ECS 1500 mobile eddy current separator

The Steelweld Strobe ECS comes on crawler tracks, with an on-board diesel generator and hydraulic power pack allowing for easy site manoeuvrability.

The Steelweld Strobe ECS 1500 is a mobile eddy current separator using a powerful magnetic field to separate ferrous and non-ferrous metals, such as aluminium and copper from a variety of materials. Incorporating the Master Magnets ECS1500 ensures that optimal separation and a maximum yield is achieved.

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BossTek announces debut of DustBoss DB-30 Fusion

The DB-30 Fusion is a versatile and mobile atomized mist solution from BossTek.

BossTek has introduced the newest model in its growing family of self-powered dust suppression equipment, as BossTek announces the debut of the DustBoss DB-30 Fusion.  The new design is a versatile and transportable atomized mist unit, engineered with a workhorse electric motor and 30 KW generator.  Permanently mounted on a rugged road-worthy trailer, the company's Fusion lineup is proving to be a popular and effective means of delivering powerful dust suppression technology to sites that lack a convenient power source.   

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​Seven steps to effective briquetting in C&D and MRF applications

Briquettes made from a mix of wood, plastic, etc., are generally used in gasifiers.

The following are seven steps in a typical system for shredding and briquetting old pallets and other types of demolition stream waste wood.

  • Storing Raw Material: Old pallets and waste wood from demolition streams needs to be stored out of the elements to keep it dry. Coloured pallets should be sorted out.
  • Shredding: Raw material is fed into a shred­der for size reduction.
  • Sorting: Shredded raw material is conveyed past one of several magnet separators for sorting of nails. An adjustable gap between the transport belt and the vacuum inlet for the hammer mill ensures that nails that have not been sorted out by the magnet separator will fall down and not be sucked into the hammer mill.
  • Hammermill: The raw material passes through a hammermill before going into a large storage silo.
  • Storing processed material: A large storage silo is used to contain shredded and milled raw material. In a 400-cubic metre silo, at the bottom of the silo there is room for two briquetting presses.
  • Briquetting: From manufacturer, C.F. Nielsen, two model BP5500 briquetters, positioned in the silo, will produce a total of approx. 2.5 tons of briquettes per hour. The presses can run unmanned around the clock in a silo that is 400 cubic metres in size.
  • Briquette storage: Briquettes are placed in a pile coming directly from the briquetting presses via the cooling lines. Briquettes allow for maximum bulk density, for storage, handling and transport.

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