The processed bottom ash is then used in the Portuguese building industry.
In December and January the mobile plant will be separating ferrous and non-ferrous metals from the bottom ash received from Waste-to-Energy plants. The produced ash aggregate is then to be used in the building industry and eliminates the need for bottom ash disposal.
This means that all incinerated waste is 100% recycled. The ferrous and non-ferrous metals are sent directly to smelters where they are recycled.
Recycled ferrous and non-ferrous metals are increasingly popular since they reduce the demand of virgin materials. At the same time the process of recycling is much better for the environment than procuring virgin metals.
Meldgaard Recycling has been selected to exhibit the best possible way to handle bottom ash. Another factor is that the mobile plants can be relocated to wherever the bottom ash needs to be processed.