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Anaconda scalping screen makes light work of C&D waste

The Mornington Park Waste Transfer Station is a privately owned company, located in the Mornington suburb of the City of Clarence, which is part of greater Hobart in Tasmania. It is predominantly a residential suburb, but it also houses an industrial estate. It has a population of 2265 with 10,000 vehicles visiting the transfer station every month. The station uses an Anaconda DF410 scalping screen in its operation.

The transfer station is run under contract with the Clarence City Council. It accepts kerbside waste, a range of rubbish from the public, along with commercial waste including construction and demolition material. It also has a Hydrowater Treatment facility onsite, 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 they preach, the site recycles much of its own product to enhance the waste disposal experience for customers and minimise the amount of waste sent to landfill.

The transfer station’s process for the construction and demolition material begins with pre-sorting. A material handler separates the larger timber, steel and plaster board, stockpiling them for further processing. Meanwhile the balance of this material, which includes fines, is fed with a Hidromek HMK210 excavator into an Anaconda DF410 scalping screen. This material is separated into three products by the Anaconda DF410, which has a magnet on the head drum for further metal recovery, and produces a fines product and rubble. Additionally, it has a camera system that keeps an eye on the screen. 

The Anaconda DF410 scalping screen was bought as a replacement to an old screen. The team put together a business case for processing of the C&D waste so they could replace the old screen. This was successful and approval was given for the upgrade to the Anaconda DF410.

The transfer station’s managing director Wesley Hazell says that the Anaconda DF410 is effective in handling the tasks required and is well suited for the job. It can manage the high levels of moisture in the product without causing issues and works easily in confined spaces. The machine is well designed and constructed with easy access for maintenance. Additionally, he mentioned that it has high fuel efficiency, and the operators find it easy to use and reliable. 

When asked how many tonnes per hour could be put through the plant Wesley explained that the focus at Mornington Park site is on the diversion of material from landfill, savings in labour and machine handling, rather than focusing 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. They work with a couple of concrete recyclers in the area to process the concrete. 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! 

Wesley has praised Onetrak and Anaconda for their exceptional support and service. He has never encountered any problems and finds them extremely reliable to work with. 

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