New MRF hailed as a huge success

Pure Recycling Ltd's advanced MRF is now fully operational processing commingled dry waste for Stratford on Avon District Council.

Every year around 150,000 tonnes of fully commingled material, straight from the collection rounds, will be processed at this new 60,000 sq ft. MRF that was commissioned in February.  

Every hour 25 tonnes of waste will pass through the plant where the fully automated system separates, sorts and bales paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and cans to produce a clean marketable product. The latest technology and most advanced equipment, including six baling presses, have been incorporated into the plant to make this one of the most advanced facilities in the UK.

Paper and cardboard is baled using a Macpresse 108/1 press. Fed from walking floor bunkers on the MRF the Mac 108/1 is capable of baling 15-25 tonnes of material per hour.   Powered by a 75kW motor with 120 tonne ram force the 108/1 operates with a 15 second bale cycle. "We chose the Macpress for the reliability, capacity and capability of this world class product," said Mathew Gibbon of Pure Recycling.  

Once baled the material is sent to Pure Recycling's UK partners who will further process the material in to new products.  Further details of Macpresse equipment can be found at or by telephoning the Telford office 01952 630001.

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