Card Recovery Udine
Centro Recupero Carta SpAUdine - Italy
- System description: Sorting, shredding and baling
- Waste processed: Paper, cardboard and other recyclables
- Plant capacity: 8 t/hour
The sorting facility commissioned in 1994 by Centro Recupero Carta SpA in Udine was the first plant recovering recyclable materials which was designed by Ecomaster.
The facility sorts source-separated paper into the followings fractions:
• Newspapers and magazines to be used as raw material for the production of printed paper in paper mills equipped with “de-inking” lines;
• Waste cardboard to be used for producing new packaging cardboard;
• Mixed waste paper.
Two different materials are manually separated in a sorting room with a sorting conveyor. Two conveyors feed the sorting belt. The first one, located under the floor level, is loaded by a wheel loader and transfers the material to be treated onto the lifting conveyor. All conveyors are equipped with variable frequency drives for speed adjustment. The material remaining on the sorting belt, after manual sorting operations have been carried out, falls into the hopper of a continuous hydraulic baler. Two other balers, with a lower capacity, are used to bale the materials that were manually sorted in the sorting room. If required, a transfer device automatically positions a two-rotor shredder between the outlet of the sorting conveyor and the baler. The shredder is used to destroy confidential documents. The balers and the shredder were bought directly by the customer from third parties. Besides the source-separated paper coming from municipal waste, the plant is also used for sorting commercial and industrial waste, particularly waste packaging.