SUEZ’s Recycling & Recovery UK Division has commissioned a new £27m recycling and resource facility in Altens East Industrial Estate south of Aberdeen, Scotland.
The material recycling facility (MRF) is equipped with Single Stream and Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) with a capacity to process 20-tonnes-per-hour (tph) and 30-tph, respectively.
Supplied by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), the machines feature advanced recycling technology from BHS, Nihot and National Recovery Technologies (NRT).
The 140,000-tons-per-year facility also comprises five BHS Tri-Disc screens, six NRT optical sorters, and a Nihot Single Drum Separator as the heart of the recovery process.
BHS CEO Steve Miller said: “This MRF includes an abundance of new technology that is producing products that have exceptional quality.
“Employing NRT optical sorting on glass, news and mixed paper really sets the Aberdeen plant up for long term success with regards to product quality.
“The recyclables leaving this facility are of the highest purity found anywhere in the industry, which is a testament to SUEZ’s commitment to excellence. We expect this MRF to be a top performer for SUEZ for years to come.”
The materials recycling facility is equipped to process 20 tons of mixed recycling an hour, including glass, cardboard, paper, plastics, and metals.
The project is a part of Aberdeen City Council’s Zero Waste project, which seeks to boost recycling rates while reducing the waste that goes to landfill.
SUEZ recycling and recovery UK CEO David Palmer-Jones said: “This state-of-the-art facility is the first of its kind in Scotland and SUEZ recycling and recovery UK is delighted to be working in partnership with Aberdeen City Council in creating a society where there is no more waste.
“The facility has created almost 50 jobs for local residents and we are looking forward to further deepening our relationship with the local community.”
The project also contributes to the Scotland’s Zero Waste Plan, which involves 70% recycling target by 2025.
Image: The new material recycling facility in Aberdeen, Scotland. Photo: courtesy of National Recovery Technologies, LLC.