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Onetrak: Anaconda screen turning waste into reusable products

For Tasmania’s Mornington Park Waste Transfer Station, an Anaconda DF410 scalping screen from Onetrak is helping turn construction and demolition waste into reusable products

The Mornington Park Waste Transfer Station is a privately owned waste management facility located in the suburb of Mornington in the City of Clarence – part of greater Hobart in Tasmania. Mornington is predominantly a residential suburb, but it also houses the Mornington Industrial Estate. With a suburb population of 2,265, over 10,000 vehicles visit the Mornington Park Waste Transfer Station per month.

The transfer station is run under contract with the Clarence City Council, accepting kerbside waste, a range of waste from the public and commercial waste, including construction and demolition (C&D) material. The site also has a Hydrowater Treatment Facility, which has had a recent upgrade to allow for the receipt, storage, treatment and disposal of up to 30,000 tonnes of material per year.

With a focus on ‘cleaning up’ the recycling process and practicing what it preaches, the Mornington Park Waste Transfer Station recycles much of its own product to enhance the waste disposal experience for customers and minimise the amount of waste sent to landfill.

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The transfer station’s process for C&D waste begins with pre-sorting of the material. A material handler separates the larger timber, steel and plasterboard, stockpiling them for further processing. Meanwhile the balance of this material, which includes fines and often moisture, is fed into an Anaconda DF410 scalping screen with a Hidromek HMK210 excavator, both sourced through exclusive Australian dealer Onetrak.

This material is separated into three products by the Anaconda DF410, which has a magnet on the head drum for further metal recovery, finally producing a fines product and rubble. Additionally, it has a camera system so the screen can be continuously monitored.

The initial purchase of the Anaconda DF410 scalping screen from Onetrak began as a replacement for a very old screen.

The original screen allowed the team to put together a business case for the processing of C&D waste. Once this avenue was approved, it was time for an upgrade. Mornington Park Waste Transfer Station managing director Wesley Hazell turned to Onetrak for a suitable solution.

Hazell says the Anaconda DF10 is highly effective in handling the tasks required and is extremely well suited for this job, with the ability to manage the high levels of moisture in the product without causing issues and also working well in confined spaces.

He adds that the machine is well designed and constructed, with easy access for maintenance, as well as boasting a high fuel efficiency. The operators also find it very easy to use and reliable.

When asked how many tonnes of material is managed by the plant per hour, Hazell says that the focus at Mornington Park Waste Transfer Station is on the diversion of material from landfill, saving on labour and machine handling, rather than on producing products for sale.

The fines that are produced are currently used for the refurbishment and rehabilitation of the site, providing areas with replanted native species and landscaping. The rubble is mainly used for haul roads and the facility has agreements with several concrete recyclers in the area to process the concrete.

Hazell praises Onetrak and Anaconda for what he says has been exceptional support and service, adding that he hasn’t encountered any problems and finds them extremely reliable to work with.

“If you are fortunate enough to have this as your local transfer station you will see the great work they do, in providing a more appealing site rather than a traditional moonscape style transfer station!” Onetrak says.

Onetrak is the official dealer for Anaconda equipment in Australia. Visit www.onetrak.com.au or call 1300727 520 to get in touch with Onetrak and the team.

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