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Chapter: Civil - Municipal Solid Waste Management - Offsite Processing & Storage

Processing equipment for Solid Waste Recycling

Recycling involves a number of processing techniques and these pro cesses require different equipments.


Processing equipment for recycling


Recycling  involves  a  number  of  processing  techniques and these  pro cesses require different equipments. However, some of the special equipments used in recycling are:

 

Balers: Balers  can  be  used  to densify  many types of materials  inc luding paper, cardboard,  plastics  and  cans.  Balers  can  improve space utilisation and reduce material transportation costs.    

 

Can densifiers: Can crushers are used to densify aluminium and steel cans prior to transport.     

 

Glass  crushers:  These  are  used  to  process glass fraction Separated by colo break it in to small pieces. This crushed material is then called cullet, and can be repro into new glass products.    

 

Magn etic  separators:  These  are  used  to  remove  ferrous material  from a mixt materials.    

 

Woo d  grinders:  These  are  chippers  and  are used  to shred  large  pieces of woo chips that can be used as much or as fuel.    

 

Scales: These are used to measure the quantity of materials recovered or sold.


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