A landfill needed a way to reduce
their waste stream volume, increase the life of their
landfill, and recover a recyclable, marketable product.
Wood and yard waste material comprise up to 20% of their
entire waste stream volume. Processing and recycling this
material will extend the life of the landfill by 20 years.
They chose WSM's Model 4864BH Horizontal Hogging System
with a customized feed system to handle both industrial
wood waste and yard waste.
Operation of the system begins with
material being fed directly from the receiving pile to
the chain infeed conveyor. The two waste streams are processed
separately, with the wood waste converted into chipboard
furnish or boiler fuel, and the yard waste converted into
compost material. The horizontal, controlled feed is especially
useful in metering the large loads of waste into the grinding
chamber. Processed material is discharged on to a belt
conveyor and tramp metal is removed with a series of magnets.
The stacking conveyor feeds finished material directly
into a chip truck, or drops it on to a pile before transport
to nearby windrows.
This high volume, heavy duty processing
system gives the landfill the ability to effectively
and efficiently convert their diverse flow of wood waste
materials into a recyclable product.