Zanker Recycling Opens 75-tph Demolition Debris Recycling System
Highly-automated materials recovery facility features latest screen and air technology to recover a variety of commodities
Zanker Recycling has opened a 75 tons-per-hour (tph) Demolition Debris Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) located at the company’s San Jose operation. With the addition Zanker Recycling has more than doubled its capacity to process this type of material. The system was designed, manufactured and installed by Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS).
The company expects to recover upwards of 90% of inbound materials. Sizing and density separation are fundamental to the system’s success. After primary screening to remove large items, two BHS Debris Roll Screens® prepare two size fractions for air separation. After sizing, four Nihot Single Drum Separators (SDSs) separate by density. The first SDS units remove aggregate material, such as rock and brick, while the second Nihot units extract wood from lighter material.
“This group is recycling a wide range of materials, from single stream to mixed-materials to organics and compost through anaerobic digestion, leading the way towards zero waste” said BHS CEO Steve Miller. “The new demolition debris system is the most advanced in the country and the latest example of Zanker’s commitment to using best-in-class technology to reach its business goals while maximizing recovery.”
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)
Headquartered in Eugene, OR, BHS is a worldwide leader in the innovative design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of sorting systems and components for the solid waste, recycling, waste-to-energy, and construction and demolition industries. Wholly owned subsidiaries include Nihot (Amsterdam), NRT (Nashville, TN) and Zero Waste Energy (Lafayette, CA). Clients around the globe choose BHS because of its experience, dedication to cutting-edge technology, quality construction and durability, and unmatched customer service. BHS has built some of the largest and most durable MRFs in the world – and they are achieving the highest throughput, recovery, and purity rates in the industry.