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Biomass & Recycling Equipment for Biomass Fuel and Power
Biomass recycling equipment is a broad category that includes any piece of heavy equipment capable of producing biomass fuel. The term “biomass fuel” simply refers to fuels developed from organic materials such as wood, animal waste, aquatic plants, and municipal solid waste. Therefore, biomass recycling equipment can include shredders, grinders and chippers as well as compactors, balers and anything else used to handle organic recyclables.
In fact, the only difference between biomass and traditional recycling equipment is that traditional recycling equipment is used to process inorganic waste such as rubber, plastics, and glass.
As an advocate of green energy production, My Little Salesman wants to see the world benefit from reusing waste in the form of wood, plastics, and construction and demolition materials. We are incredibly proud to think of how the biomass recycling equipment listed on our marketplace will help keep landfills down and energy costs to a minimum.
How to Choose the Right Biomass & Recycling Equipment
There’s a lot of different recycling equipment to choose from, so the first step is to identify which type of waste your company produces:
- Wet waste that could leak needs a self contained compactor to minimize any potential smells and spills as well as insects and other scavengers. A self contained compactor does not have a removable container, so the whole compactor needs to be taken to a landfill to be dumped.
- Dry or semi-dry waste can be compacted with a stationary compactor. Stationary compactors have a removable container that can be emptied by a recycling company. They are especially good for cardboard and paper products.
- Large volumes of plastic, cardboard, shrink wrap, aluminum, metal, or rubber tires will need to be properly gathered with an industrial baler.
- Basic metals, plastics and textiles can be passed through a standalone shredder.
- When an object is so large that it needs to be shredder twice, it goes through a primary shredder first, followed by a secondary shredder. Sometimes a primary shredder is enough, depending on the material.
What to Check For When Buying Used Recycling Equipment
When inspecting used recycling equipment...
- Try to get the serial number and contact the manufacturer. The parts and services department should have information on how long each part lasts and when it needs to be replaced.
- Though not all types of equipment will have them, missing serial numbers are a definite red flag.
- Ask to see the recycling equipment process material that is close in composition to what you plan to process.
- Make sure the shredded product is of good quality and ready to be reused.