New Waste Recycling Facility open in Alness

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The new Pat Munro Waste Material Recycling Facility has fully opened at the Caplich Quarry Site in Alness, Ross-shire. This major investment will allow customers to reduce waste to landfill by segregating and recycling waste streams in the new sorting and grading station.

As a result, the new state of the art MRF facility from BlueMAC has been installed to enable the company to dramatically improve recovery rates whilst greatly reducing any detrimental haulage factors. Commenting on the strategy of the new MRF, Pat Munro Waste Manager, Veronica Symonds, says “In our new MRF facility, we feel that we are able to revolutionise the waste sector in the Highlands. The plant has a future proofed design, enabling us to process greatly increased volumes going forward. Whilst this new facility will give us a real commercial advantage in the local market, we intend to engage with the other waste services providers, in the area, with a view to working together to provide the best, and most cost-effective, waste solutions for the Highland area.”

The new plant consists of a 6m feeder with incline belt taking the material to a BlueMAC 25-70 trommel. The robust trommel with maintenance friendly design is 7m long with a 2.5m drum. From the trommel, 40mm minus fine material is removed to reduce the volume of the waste stream and make for easier sorting. The oversize material then travels from the trommel to a 90 degree change of direction at which point the material passes an air separator which removes the light fractions. The remaining oversize material then enters the sorting cabin with its 5 double sided bays for the safe removal of recyclables. For operatives safety, the cabin is fitted with industrial standard fittings such as lighting, heaters, windows and emergency stop cords. Once all recyclables have been removed the remaining waste passes a magnet for the safe removal of ferrous metals prior to the left over hard core to be stockpiled in the end bay.

Further commenting on the new installation Veronica Symonds said “We are delighted with the installation of our new plant, the BlueMAC team have been first class from concept through to turning the system on. The initial performance has been excellent and we look forward to developing our business on the back of this new facility” - See more at:

Pat Munro (Alness) Limited. Registered in Scotland (Reg No: SC033294). Registered Office: Caplich Quarry, Alness, Ross-shire IV17 0XU

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