Thorntons requirement was to recycle and recover as much material as possible from the mixed waste it collects and processes thus diverting waste away from landfill. Turmec designed a highly automated, bespoke plant for Thorntons that minimised the operating footprint and recovers the high value materials suitable for recycling, produces an SRF grade refuse derived fuel from the paper, plastic, cardboard, and timber not suitable for recycling and keeps the residual bound for incineration or landfill to less than 5%.
The primary materials recycled are wood, metal, hard plastics, and tyres. The main items recovered are stone, aggregates, soil, inert fines and SRF (comprising timber, soiled paper, cardboard, and plastic) By turning this material into SRF Thorntons Recycling are producing a sustainable, valuable product that assists with reduction in dependence on fossil fuels, reduces CO2 emissions and diverts materials away from landfill.
The overall rebuild project consisted of the re-instatement of new buildings, yard space as well as the Turmec supplied plant. To ensure the project was delivered in the shortest possible time, Turmec worked closely and in conjunction with the civil and electrical contractors to complete the project within the agreed timeframe.
Turmec designed and installed the new state of the art facility within 9 months from order. All components of the installation are fully CE marked to all the relevant European safety standards