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Edge Innovate help reduce landfill costs for Go Waste

New FSM fines-recovery system provides robust solution for increased amount of trommel fines

ESTABLISHED in 1985 by Mick Jones, Birmingham-based Go Waste specialize in waste-management, recycling and skip hire across the West Midlands region. The company has grown significantly over the years and recently needed a solution for the increasing amount of waste materials that it is receiving and the subsequent amount of trommel fines being produced.

To address the situation, Go Waste turned to Edge Innovate for a new separation plant which incorporates a 10-stage separation process, combining mechanical screening with ‘light V heavy’ material recovery and magnetic technology to minimize the volume of material going to landfill.

Edge say this unique separation process provides operators: with a clean sellable hardcore product; inert fines that meet the lower landfill tax rate; and a clean light product that satisfies refuse derived fuel (RDF) specifications. The FSM fines-recovery plant incorporates a feeder stockpiler with bespoke hopper, a flip-flop screen, overband, head drum magnets and a material classifier.

‘The machines from Edge and the service from Max Innovate (Edge distributor) have been a great success for us,’ commented Mr Jones. ‘We are now processing on a regular basis between 15-20 tonnes per hour of waste through the new machine. The core process for the plant is to separate the heavy and light fractions, and in achieving this we generate clean soil. With the additional magnets supplied by Edge, we are extracting all the metal, even right down to the screws and tacks.’

He continued: ‘Through this process we have found that around 50% of the fines that we were taking to landfill is now turned into hardcore product that we can dispose of much easier and more cost effectively. This allows us to make a very substantial saving on our running costs unlike before.’

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