A commercial waste recycling system was designed to improve the recovery rate
of OCC (Old Corrugated Cardboard) in a transfer station. The transfer station
operator has been regaining OCC cardboard in the tipping floor from combined
loads of commercial waste accounts. Retrieval of the OCC was a dangerous and
slow process using sorters on the tipping floor. A 250 yard per hour recycling
system with vibratory screen was installed to improve the retrieval rate of
recyclable materials from the combined waste stream.
1. Material is loaded on to a inclined conveyor to elevate and release waste
onto the vibratory display. The oversized cloth is then metered on the 72" wide
sorting belt (picking belt or sorting station).
3. Sorters pull outside the OCC, metal cans, aluminum cans, PET, HDPE, and
4. The remaining residuals discharge off the finish and are packed to the
haul trucks for landfill disposal.
5. If heaps with a high quantity of OCC and nominal contaminants was packed
into the machine, the OCC could be negative sorted and loaded to the baler