New recycling equipment was installed at a materials recovery facility, or MRF, owned by Tulsa Recycling and Transfer of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Prior to installation, the customer was manually sorting 10-12 bales of old corrugated cardboard, or OCC, per day. The new recycling equipment was designed to recover more of the old corrugated cardboard, but also recover plastics, metals, paper print, wood, and non-ferrous metals at higher rates.
Recycling Equipment Installed:
- inclined conveyor belt with load hopper
- a large vibrating finger screen
- a fines belt with head pulley magnet
- a seven bunker pick station with overhead suspension magnet
- cross belt to transfer material over a pit to the baler
Material Recovery Steps:
- Unprocessed material goes into the hopper.
- Magnets remove the metal.
- The remaining valuable items are sorted out.
- Recyclables are bailed and sorted out.
In the first week of operation, TRT was able to recover about 18 bales of OCC per day on average. They are now able to recover about 77 bales of OCC per day. They can also bale aluminum, plastic, and other materials.
This new system has allowed TRT to further automate their materials recovery process and to increase the amount of resalable waste material.
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