Collard Group installs Terex Recycling Systems plant
29 March 2023
Collard Group, a leader in recycling and waste management based in the south of England, has chosen a Terex Recycling Systems plant to increase processing capacity at its site and recover cleaner, higher-value products, without adding to its manual labour requirements.
Initially intending a plant upgrade, Collard opted for a full plant installation after seeing the first phase of the installation.
The plant, which is the first Terex Recycling Systems installation, was tailored to suit Collard Group’s site and the material to be fed into it.
Together with distributor Molson Green, Terex Recycling Systems developed a process which incorporated advanced mechanical separation.
The team worked within restricted space to fit the plant inside and around the existing building while planning the installation around Collard Group’s site works, including a new building.
Thomas McKiver, sales director of Molson Green said “We are delighted to have sold and installed Terex Recycling Systems’ first plant to the Collard Group.
“This plant will help them achieve their desired targets of increasing processing capacity and to recover greater percentages of cleaner recycling products, thus diverting more material from landfill.”
The process starts with skip material being loaded into a waste feeder and conveyed to a Combi Screen, which separates into four size fractions using a combination of 3D and flip-flow screening (0 to 10 mm, 10 to 50 mm, 50 to 100 mm and over 100mm).
Over-band magnets recover ferrous metals from 0 to 10mm, 10 to 50mm and 50 to 100 mm, and air separators remove light material from 10 to 50mm and 50 to 100 mm.
A manual quality control picking station has operators working to remove any remaining contaminants from the 10 to 100 mm heavy fraction.
Following this, an eddy current separator recovers non-ferrous metal from the 10 to 100 mm heavy fraction. Another manual picking station has operators recovering materials such as wood, card, and plastic from the +100 mm, and an over-band magnet recovers ferrous metal. Finally, an Air Separator removes light material from the +100mm.
The plant handles skip waste – a mixture of Commercial and Industrial (C&I) and Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste.
Robert Collard, managing director of Collard Group said: “We are driven by a zero waste to landfill commitment, we take waste from site, and process it to make it useful again.
“We call this recycling the past for the future.”