Sorting and Balling Recyclables Piossasco
COVAR 14Piossasco | Torino - Italy
- System description: Shredding, sorting and baling
- Waste processed: Commercial, industrial waste and recyclables
- Plant capacity: 7,500 t/year
The material recovery facility sorts and bales commingled recyclables deriving from source-separated municipal waste and commercial and industrial waste.
The purpose of this material recovery facility is to sort commingled recyclable materials deriving from source-separated municipal solid waste, as well as waste coming from commercial and industrial activities. A shear shredder, with double rotor, is used to shred bulky waste, which once it has been processed, can be sent by means of a reversible conveyor to roll-off containers. Another conveyor feeds the manual sorting room, where operators sort the waste transported by the sorting conveyor that goes across this room. It is possible to separate up to five different materials, stored in the bunkers under the sorting room, from where they can be transferred, by means of a wheel loader, to the baler feeder. The hydraulic baler is of the continuous type and is provided with an automatic bale-tying system. The bales are handled by means of a forklift. The baler can also be fed directly with materials that do not need to be sorted. This is done by pushing these materials onto the press feeder, by means of a wheel loader on the opposite side of the feeder. At the end of the sorting conveyor there is a magnetic separator for recovering ferrous metals, while the remaining flow is taken by conveyor belt to a roll-off container. For this plant, Ecomaster’s contract includes not only the supply, installation and start-up of the equipment, but also the construction of the buildings and other civil works.