Marlborough Blenheim Transfer Station
Wastech designed, manufactured and installed C&I/C&D sort equipment at the Blenheim Transfer Station in New Zealand.
Marlborough District Council New Zealand opened its doors in November to a waste sorting facility that combines both a residential transfer station and drop off point for skip companies in one.
Council is looking to divert more than 8,000 tonnes each year that would normally be destined for landfill and have taken the first step to significantly reduce this number by building a new waste sorting system in Blenheim. The new sorting facility and equipment will tackle material from the local community and businesses and process through a sort shed that combines screening equipment, magnetic and manual sorting which picks anything out that can be reused or recycled.
The C&I/C&D sorting facility is the first of its kind in New Zealand and has the capacity to process up to 15 tonnes per hour dependant on material density. The new facility has created jobs within the local community, extended the life of land fill and also provided an additional income stream from recovered material.