Single-Stream Sorting, Recycling Plant Reduces Landfilled Recyclables
Stadler has installed a single-stream sorting and recycling plant at Hamm in Lawrence, Kansas.
The plant sorts residential single-stream material, consisting of paper and OCC, PET and mixed plastics, glass, ferrous and non-ferrous materials. The system has a capacity of 10 metric tons per hour. An extension to a 20 metric tons-per-hour capacity is planned.
The heart of the single stream line is the large capacity Stadler Ballistic Separator STT5000/101 for the sorting of 2D (paper), 3D (containers) and fines. Other key components of the plant are a DB Technologies OCC Screen, glass breaker and windshifter, a Steinert optical sorter, magnet, and eddy current separator, and a Joest flip-flop screen.
In 2013, the city of Lawrence established the single stream collection system to reduce the landfilling of recyclables and rewarded Hamm with the contract. Stadler’s planning period started in 2014, and the system has been installed in the same year. The final start-up took place in 2015.
Earlier this month the Occupational Training Center (OTC) in Mount Holly, New Jersey, opened a single-stream recycling system at the Robert C. Shinn Jr., recycling center in Mount Holly. The system, designed and manufactured by San Diego-based CP Group, can process 60,000 tons per year.
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