Recycling of accumulated wood waste in municipal landfill
Dealing with the huge accumulation of waste generated by the disposal of household or construction waste is a challenge for any city hall, recycling cooperative or even companies that work with waste collection in the most diverse cities.
The volume generated in transportation and municipal landfills by construction waste such as damaged furniture, household waste and others is very large. Between sorting and compaction processes it is possible to deal with household waste disposal, but wood waste due to weight and volume needs to be processed differently.
This is a challenge faced by a city hall that had in its municipal landfill a high volume of construction wood and urban pruning. The volume generated per month amounted to tons, and until then there was no reuse of wood waste.
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The solution came through the individual processing and reuse of solid wood waste and green mass.
In order to meet the increasing demand for the disposal of waste generated in the municipality, the city needed to find a way to solve the problem generated by the disposal of waste in the landfill in a profitable and sustainable manner.
It was then that, through the acquisition of a Forestry Chipper, the city could start a process of cleaning the municipal landfill, now being able to not only reduce the material volume already accumulated in the landfill, but also to deal with the monthly waste and pruning collection demand.
The solution that Lippel has offered to City Hall aims to process and dispose of two different types of materials in a single chipping process, with the aim of reducing the entire volume of waste by up to 80% and leaving them with a uniform size that would allow its reuse.
By chipping and shredding damaged furniture and construction waste, it is possible to produce wood chips separated impurities and with high calorific value that can be used in various industries to burn biomass. This wood recycling can be done either by the city, or directly by recycling cooperatives or waste collector companies, which also have a high volume of waste to process per week.
Now, through the chipping and shredding of urban pruning and green waste, it became possible to apply these green residues in organic composting, thus generating a rich organic compost that serves as fertilizer for the soil. The great advantage of organic composting is that, the production of organic fertilizer reduces the need to purchase artificial fertilizers for city gardens, resulting not only in financial savings, but also in the possibility of expanding urban landscaping, thus encouraging environmental actions and improving the quality of life of the population.