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Lindner shredder provides island waste solution for Guernsey Recycling, UK

Watch the Video: Polaris 1800 shredder is key for SRF production in the English Channel

Guernsey Recycling Group's Operations Director Matthew Cox. Watch the video below.
Guernsey Recycling Group's Operations Director Matthew Cox. Watch the video below.

To manage recyclables and refuse on the UK's Guernsey Island in the English Channel, at the Island Waste facility there, Guernsey Recycling Group relies on the efficient production of solid recovered fuels (SRF), and technology from Lindner Recyclingtech.

Limited space, fewer tonnes and maximum productivity
Guernsey is a popular holiday destination in the middle of the English Channel. Part of the United Kingdom, this idyllic island once inspired writer Victor Hugo.

As special requirements need smart solutions, Lindner's Polaris 1800 shredder has been in operation on Guernsey Island at Island Waste , part of the Guernsey Recycling Group (GRG), since early 2019. Now that a year had passed, Matthew Cox, Guernsey Recycling Group's Operations Director, took stock. 

"The logistics of getting the shredder on site alone were quite an adventure," said Cox. "Here on Guernsey, the availability of suitable hoisting equipment is relatively limited. Consequently, we had to build the facility around the shredder and clear a whole row of bushes to get from the ferry to the construction site by lorry.

"But the effort was well worth it. Lindner's Polaris 1800 currently transforms about 8 metric tons of municipal waste per hour into alternative fuel. However, the shredder still has significant power reserves for possible future expansion. We can highly recommend this solution from Lindner and its regional service partner Machtech Services."

According to Lindner, the possible applications for their shredders in applications like Island Waste are endless. And not just for remote, island locations. Producing SRF in a single step is also perfect for any area with lower amounts of waste. 

Marco Egger, Area Sales Manager at Lindner Recyclingtech, explains: "With our smallest Polaris shredder we serve a very specific market. The biggest advantage, apart from the lower investment costs, is that only a magnetic separator is required in addition to the shredder to transform it into a complete system solution."

That means that even in sparsely populated or exposed areas where the construction of a large processing facility is not feasible, more than 15 metric tons of solid recovered fuels can be produced per hour. "With this project at Island Waste on Guernsey, we have shown that we can always offer the perfect technology - even for small-scale projects. After all, it is always better to turn waste into a valuable resource than to dispose of it at a high cost or have waste contaminating the environment in landfills," concluded Egger.

Watch the Video: "Lindner Polaris 1800 shredder at Island Waste, Guernsey, UK. "

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