Walsh Waste are a Galway-based, family run business operating across the domestic, commercial, industrial and building waste sectors, with their extensive range of waste management services incorporating the collection and safe disposal of both solid and liquid waste.
The business has been established for 43 year and there is a clear focus on offering the most professional, affordable and personalised waste collection and recycling service available throughout Galway City and across the County.
One of the many reasons the business has grown and prospered since its inception in 1972, is its understanding and determination to constantly improve its efficiencies, maximising the volumes of recycled materials, along with a desire to achieve a zero to landfill scenario. On the back of this, the company applied for and was granted planning to build an MRF to help achieve their goals. Having spoken to a number of businesses including BlueMAC at last year’s RWM Exhibition, they asked BlueMAC to design some potential concepts that would improve the quality of the final aggregate material and increase the amount of recovered ferrous and non-ferrous material.
Despite some intense competition, and no prior working relationship, BlueMAC was chosen predominantly due to their creativity in designing a plant that specifically fitted the needs of the business. Commenting on the project, Tom Walsh Managing Director of Walsh Waste stated. “We really felt that the guys at BlueMAC listened to our needs. Knowing the industry as we do, we were clear on what we wanted to achieve but needed expertise on creating a plant that fulfilled our objectives. The team at BlueMAC certainly did that”
· Material: General Skip/C&D Waste
· Throughput: 20tph
· Recoverable: Wood, Plastic, Card, Clean Rubble, Fines, Metals
Initially the material is screened to +30mm and -30mm via a 7 metre BlueMac Trommel. From the -30mm fraction an over-band magnet recovers any ferrous metal while the +30mm is processed by a 3 bay sorting station to recover the oversized wood, rigid plastic and paper/card. An over-band magnet recovers the ferrous from the +30mm waste stream before a 30kW Air Knife/Blower removes any remaining lights from the hard-core fraction to leave a high quality, clean rubble.
"Knowing the industry as we do, we were clear on what we wanted to achieve but needed expertise on creating a plant that fulfilled our objectives. The team at BlueMAC certainly did that."