SB Connect Winter 2016

How Easter Langlee will deal with waste

1. All general waste will be deposited in the reception hall.

2. The waste will then be put through a coarse shredder to open the bags and break down any larger elements of waste.

3. The waste will then be passed through a large “sieve” that separates the smaller material. This consists mainly of food waste and other organic substances, so is perfect for composting in the fully-enclosed biological phase of the treatment. The end result is a nutritious soil improver which can be used for land remediation purposes.

4. The material remaining in the main process will then be passed through various mechanical sorting machines, for example, magnets to remove recyclable metals and optical sorting machines that automatically separate plastics for recycling. These optical sorters use infrared light to identify the different polymers of plastic.

5. Finally, the process will make a fuel from the remainder of the usable material (food, paper, wood, textiles) that does not have a viable market for recycling. This fuel can be used to generate renewable energy.