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Zero landfill for mixed waste!
Following increased demand and requests from customers for landfill diversion, a zero landfill service for mixed waste is now provided by Lowmac Recycling of Irvine, Ayrshire. For more than 40 years, Lowmac Recycling has been responsible for managing the waste of local authorities, industrial and commercial customers. A complete solution for most types of waste is offered including: collection, reclamation, recycling, secure shredding, plant hire and baling of residue material for refuse derived fuel.
"The new baling press will enable us to achieve our zero waste policy, diverting any residues away from landfill," says Kenny Smith, Director. "We are very pleased with how it has performed so far."
This family run business employs around 70 people at the 11.5 acre site where they annually process 125,000 tonnes of commercial, industrial and construction waste, hazardous waste, paper, cardboard, plastics and ferrous metals. Once processed the finished products are supplied to reprocessors throughout Europe and refuse derived fuel from the waste residue is distributed for village heating in Denmark and Sweden.
Helping Lowmac achieve its aim of diverting all waste residue away from landfill is a Macpresse Mac 108L/1. This new baling press, supplied by RCP SA, the UK Sales Agent for Macpresse machinery, is designed for processing municipal solid waste.
The press stands clear of the ground for easy cleaning and can be fitted with an optional leachate conveyor if required.
The Mac 108L/1 boasts the same benefits as other Macpresse machines, such as low energy consumption, high productivity and easy maintenance, but has the advantage of a stronger frame and additional wear resistant material (Hardox 500) to combat the aggressive environment in which it operates.
The bolt on Hardox liners are rapidly changed when worn. The retractable tying system and needle gates guarantee a reliable tying cycle when using either traditional steel wire or, for refuse derived fuel applications, the newer plastic wire. Changing wire type is a simple operation taking approximately 30 minutes and both types of wire can be used with the machine.
A single 75Kw electric motor provides a baling force of 170 tonnes and will produce a one tonne to one and a half tonne bale every two minutes. Speed and bale weight are dependent on the feed material, compaction ratio and bale size.
Image: Mac 108L/1 at Lowmac Recycling's facility in Irvine, Scotland.
Further details of Lowmac's operation can be found by visiting www.lowmac.co.uk and to discover how Macpresse baling equipment can benefit your business visit www.rcpsa.co.uk or telephone Paul Godfrey 07808 365866.
10th April 2014