Cambridgeshire based waste management specialists Woodford Recycling have recently installed a state of the art MRF from BlueMAC which is fully powered by renewable energy produced onsite
Woodford Recycling’s BlueMAC MRF is designed to achieve a throughput of 20 tonnes per hour which provides an additional and future-proof capacity for Woodford Recycling as their anticipated growth continues and they strive for an eventual 100% diversion from landfill.
The MRF was designed to be installed in Woodford’s brand new under cover premises in Huntingdon, providing a compact yet efficient materials flow from incoming waste stream to final separated and clean recyclable products. A belt feeder conveys the material to an 8.5m long X 2.5m diameter trommel screen, which features a split drum of 20mm mesh at the front for extracting -20mm fines and a 40mm screen mesh for the 20mm-40mm hardcore. A rightangle turn takes the material on to a blower for “lights” removal and thence on to the bespoke picking station, which is to commercial standard with plugs, lighting and heating all standard with BlueMAC, providing a safe, comfortable and productive working environment for the picking teams. The picking station is a 5-bay, double sided configuration with five drop chutes for “valuables” such as non-ferrous metals. The conveyor then takes the remaining hardcore under an overband magnet for ferrous metals removal, before a secondary final blower gives the material a last clean-up.
"We looked at other potential suppliers as well as BlueMAC but we were highly impressed with the design and robust build quality of the BlueMAC offering. As well as Blue Group’s in-depth knowledge and experience in designing and installing waste recycling plants - with over 140 already at work throughout the UK. We visited the BlueMAC factory to discuss our requirements and the design and engineering capabilities we saw there gave us total confidence in making our investment with the company."