Maximising recycling recovery rates at quarry

Monday, 21 August, 2006

M&M Quarries has expanded the processing capacity of its Gold Coast landfill, quarry and recycling businesses with the purchase of a TC1200 cone crusher and Ripper system from SCS.

The Ripper is a solid waste wood shredder/grinder and screening system. It can process anything from 'ugly' wood, like tree stumps, to whiteware and tyres.

M&M Quarries is an aggregate quarry, landfill and recycling business. General manager, Jason MacDonald says the company is constantly looking for ways to maximise quarry revenue, recycling recovery rates and extend the life of the landfill through innovation and the use of the latest equipment.

"Our core business has always been producing road-base as well as the landfill. We operate a primary jaw crusher and cone crusher for further reduction and shaping of material. This will continue. The new TC1200 will also enable us to re-process material which has been previously stockpiled,"

It is the recycling business where Mr MacDonald sees potential for the Ripper to grow the business.

"We are looking at applications for the Ripper which include processing hog fuel, green waste and land clearing material to produce mulch and organic soils, which we can on-sell," said MacDonald. "The Ripper can also re-process tarmac and old landfills. We are also exploring the potential to process old tyres and whiteware for recycling. The mobile nature of both new machines means we will be able to meet clients' needs both onsite and at locations more convenient and economical for them."

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