Case Studies: Recycling Systems & Equipment

Specializing in complete recycling and sorting systems, as well as, their individual components.

OCC-Recycling-at-Commercial-Waste-Recycling-SystemA commercial waste recycling system was designed to improve the recovery rate of OCC (Old Corrugated Cardboard) at a transfer station. The transfer station operator was recovering OCC cardboard from the tipping floor from mixed loads of commercial waste accounts. Recovery of the OCC was a slow and dangerous process with sorters on the tipping floor.

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Commercial Waste Recycling System increases OCC recovery rate was last modified: April 7th, 2017 by Grant Rice

used recycling equipment for sale

Buying used recycling equipment might be the most cost effective solution for small recycling centers or start-up facilities.  Before you start looking for used recycling equipment, make a check list or spreadsheet of what types of equipment you need.  Contact Tinsley Company and we will search our used recycling equipment inventories and tell you what is available for sale.  Then, we will arrange a site visit for you to inspect the equipment.

Here are some things to consider when buying used recycling equipment:

  • How old is the recycling equipment?
  • Has it had any issues in the past and when were repairs made?
  • Are equipment records available?
  • Is there a warranty and is it still valid?
  • What types of repairs do you anticipate making to the used recycling equipment and how much will they cost?
  • How much fuel or electricity does this equipment require? Are there records available that state the past energy requirements?
  • What is the average cost for operating the equipment?

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Used Recycling Equipment was last modified: December 23rd, 2016 by Grant Rice

large tube magnet for paper recycling

This Large Tube Rare Earth Magnet is being used inside a Paper Recycling Stream. It is a drawer magnet that was installed after the paper shredding step inside of the stream. The magnets catch stray nuts or bolts before they reach downstream grinding equipment. They also collects metallic fines to ensure a metal-free paper product. Removal of collected metals is accomplished using the EZ-Clean and Self-cleaning design on the unit.

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Large Tube Rare Earth Magnet for Paper Recycling Stream was last modified: December 27th, 2016 by Grant Rice

The Overhead Drum Magnet is designed to remove ferrous metal from waste streams. The waste stream is conveyed using a vibratory feeder. As the material passes under the overhead drum magnet, the ferrous metal is removed and the non-ferrous material is conveyed off the end of the vibratory feeder.

Overhead Drum Magnet in Operation was last modified: December 27th, 2016 by Grant Rice

Removing Rebar from Crushed Concrete Using a Magnet

A large, self-cleaning suspended overhead magnet was used to remove rebar from crushed concrete inside a concrete recycling system.

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Removing Rebar from Recycled Concrete using an Overhead Self-Cleaning Magnet was last modified: June 24th, 2015 by Grant Rice

Vibrating finger screens provide consistently accurate sizing for Waste Wood Recycling.

First, raw Waste Wood material is fed into a variable speed vibrating feeder.  The feed rate is adjusted for product density.  The first vibrating finger screen removes oversized material, which is sent back for shredding.

Next, the material is sent through a fines removal trommel.  Then, it is sent through two finger screens for secondary screening.  Spreader feeders are used for improving material distribution across the width of the finger screens.

Waste Wood Recycling Systems was last modified: August 19th, 2014 by Grant Rice
Cleaner Paper Bales at Your MRF

Add a Ballistic Separator to your MRF

Does your final paper product still contain contaminates such as glass and plastics?

Avoid a costly overhaul and redesign of your existing MRF.

Add a Ballistic Separator to the end of your paper picking line for a higher quality, contaminate free paper product.

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Get Cleaner Bales of Paper at Your MRF was last modified: September 19th, 2013 by Grant Rice

Remove Glass, Containers and Stones from Recycled Paper

This recycling system automatically and efficiently removes Glass, Containers and Other Contaminates using a Ballistic Separator.  The result is a much cleaner paper product, lower maintenance issues and lower overall costs for production for a recycling pulp mill.

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Remove Glass, Containers and other Contaminates from Recycled Paper was last modified: August 23rd, 2013 by Grant Rice
C&D Recycling System - Vibrating Finger Screen and De-Stoner Air Classifier

C&D Recycling System – Vibrating Finger Screen and De-Stoner Air Classifier

A U.S. recycler required a more efficient sorting solution for the separation of Construction and Demolition waste.  The existing system was inefficient and could only process around 350 cubic yards of C&D waste.  This wasn’t fast enough to keep up with the incoming waste stream.

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Improvements to C&D Recycling System to Separate Heavy and Light Aggregate was last modified: August 19th, 2013 by Grant Rice
Ballistic Separator for Single Stream Recycling

Ballistic Separator for Single Stream Recycling

A Ballistic Separator was recently installed in a Single Stream Recycling and Material Recovery Facility located in Tallahassee, Florida.  This facility’s campus encompasses 40 acres and processes construction and demolition (C&D) material, as well as, multi-stream and single stream waste.

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Ballistic Separator for Single Stream Recycling was last modified: August 19th, 2013 by Grant Rice