BHS wins contract for Perth recycling facility

BHS's design for the new Cleanaway recycling facility in Perth
US-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has been chosen to supply a commingled recycling system for Cleanaway’s new Materials Recovery Facility in Perth.

BHS will design, engineer, manufacture and install a 50 tonne-per-hour (tph) highly-automated system at the new facility, which is scheduled to begin operations next April.

“Our commingled recycling systems continue to raise the bar in terms of automation and recovery,” said Alan Hoskins, Australia-based Director of Business Development for BHS. “This is an extremely exciting project for us, as we roll out our newest and most advanced technology featuring numerous process improvements.”

The system incorporates a range of advanced recovery technologies to maximise throughput, increase the purity and recovery of recycled commodities, and minimise labour. It will include BHS Tri-Disc screens to quickly remove high glass content. Two optical sorters will remove any cardboard from the news stream while six further optical units will capture and control the quality of PET, HDPE and mixed plastics.

In total, more than 95 per cent of recyclable commodities that enter the system will be recovered.

“This will be a world class recycling facility providing unmatched capabilities not only for households but also business and industry,” said David Williamson, Cleanaway General Manager, Western Australia. “Cleanaway was the first to introduce a MRF to WA in 1988 and we look forward to continuing to lead the way in recycling and landfill diversion.”

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