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Plant enhances quality of end product

Lowmac Waste & Recycling operates a secure shredding facility in Ayr, Scotland, and two waste treatment sites in Irvine. The company has invested in tailor-made plant to increase its waste processing capacity and, specifically, enhance the cleanliness and quality of end-products.

Using equipment supplied by distributor Blue Machinery Scotland and its sister company BlueMAC Manufacturing, Lowmac reports excellent results from its materials remediation system, which processes a variety of incoming waste streams at around 1,000 tonnes a week.

Managing director Kenny Smith said: “The plant is proving to be a versatile addition to our recycling capabilities. A benefit is the modular nature of the BlueMAC plant, which will allow us to expand and enlarge it should the need arise.”

The system combines processors and conveyor arrays in a compact under-cover configuration. It produces saleable material such as clean fines, secondary aggregates, biomass, animal bedding, ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Lowmac’s plant is currently recycling offcuts and wood waste from kitchen manufacture, as well as trommel fines, commercial, demolition, industrial and ash waste.

Wood waste has tramp metals removed and the incoming stream is reduced to less than 10mm for animal bedding and larger woodchip. This is put through a wash plant for further processing to produce biomass.

The C&D waste stream is also subjected to metal and lights extraction through the air blower and eddy current separator in the system.

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