BHS to Create New Single Stream Recycling System for Cleanaway’s MRF

Waste360 Staff, Staff

June 29, 2016

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BHS to Create New Single Stream Recycling System for Cleanaway’s MRF

Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), a global leader in the innovative design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of sorting systems and components for the industries of solid waste, recycling, waste-to-energy and construction and demolition, has been chosen by Australia-based waste management company Cleanaway Waste Management to design, engineer, manufacture and install a new 50-tonne-per-hour single stream recycling system at the company’s Perth-based MRF.

“This project will see us replace our existing metro based MRFs with a best-in-class, ‘super MRF,’ which will deliver a capacity and capability, unmatched in the Perth market,” said Cleanaway Perth Metro Branch Manager Bhavna Torul in a press release.

The new system, which is slated to be fully operational in April 2017, will use a variety of advanced recovery technologies, such as BHS Tri-Disc screens, Debris Roll Screens, Nihot Single Drum Separators and NRT ColorPlus and SpyDIE optical sorters, to achieve high levels of throughput, increase the purity and recovery of recycled commodities and minimize labor. With this system, more than 95 percent of recyclable commodities that are placed into the system will be recovered.

“This will be a world class recycling facility providing unmatched capabilities not only for households but also business and industry,” said David Williamson, Cleanaway general manager, Western Australia in a press release. “Cleanaway was the first to introduce a MRF to WA in 1988, and we look forward to continuing to lead the way in recycling and landfill diversion.” 

BHS also recently had its equipment installed at Republic Services’ Anaheim (Calif.) Recycling Center, a 100-tons per hour commercial and multifamily mixed waste sorting system, completing the second of a multi-phased modernization plan. 

Last year, Bulk Handling Systems CEO Steve Miller talked with Waste360 about the backlash against mixed waste processing.

“Interestingly, some of those who say you can’t have quality out of these facilities ignore the fact that they have been around for a long time and still continue in most parts of the world as the way of extracting recyclables,” Miller says, adding that BHS is this only company that has existing high-volume, technology-driven successful projects.

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