Derbyshire waste management firm Peak Waste is preparing to open a new MRF this month.
It will now have two plants separating domestic, commercial and construction and demolition materials.
The first plant will sort a lighter waste stream including cardboard, paper, plastics and wood waste. While the second plant will be designated for heavier wastes including secondary aggregates, scrap metals and fines.
Each plant contains trommel screens, conveyor systems, picking stations, magnets and blowers with the aim of getting as much recyclate out of the waste stream as possible. Any other material will be processed into a refuse derived fuel and sent to Amsterdam for power generation.
The company has also bought a Liebherr A316 Litonic materials handler. It is already being used to load high-sided bulkers, for stockpiling and feeding the recycling plants on site.
Peak Waste director Ken Martin said: “Recommendations from colleagues in the industry helped us to decide to go with Liebherr this time and I’m pleased to say we are very satisfied with the power and performance of our new materials handler.”