Highlands based Pat Munro Ltd have recently installed a recycling system from equipment manufacturers BlueMAC to revolutionise the waste side of their business.
The new state of the art MRF facility enables the company to dramatically improve their recovery rates whilst greatly reducing the detrimental haulage factor. Commenting on the strategy of the new MRF, PM Waste Manager, Veronica Symonds, added “In our new MRF facility, we feel that we are able to revolutionise the waste sector in the Highlands. The plant has a future proofed design, enabling us to process greatly increased volumes going forward. Whilst this new facility will give us a real commercial advantage in the local market, we intend to engage with the other waste services providers, in the area, with a view to working together to provide the best, and most cost-effective, waste solutions for the Highland area.”
The new plant consists of a 6m feederwith incline belt taking the material to a BlueMAC 25-70 trommel. The robust trommel with maintenance friendly design is 7m long with a 2.5m drum. From the trommel, 40mm minus fine material is removed to reduce the volume of the waste stream and make for easier sorting. The oversize material then travels from the trommelto a 90 degree change of direction at which point the material passes an air separator which removes the light fractions. The remaining oversize material then enters the sorting cabin with its 5 double sided bays for the safe removal of recyclables. For operative’s safety, the cabin is fitted with industrial standard fittings such as lighting, heaters, windows and emergency stop cords. Once all recyclables have been removed the remaining waste passes a magnet for the safe removal of ferrous metals prior to the left over hard core to be stockpiled in the end bay.
"We are delighted with the installation of our new plant, the BlueMAC team have been first class from concept through to turning the system on. The initial performance has been excellent and we look forward to developing as a business on the back of this new facility."