Recently Tampa Bay Organics of Massachusetts faced the challenge of processing years worth of wood waste stockpiled by the yard’s former owner. With well over 750,000 yards of dirt mixed with stumps and logs, this enormous pile consumed a large portion of the site.
In order to make the project economically viable, the company needed to screen the dirt and other fines from the wood waste. Unfortunately the trommel screen the company bought as part of the site sale was not up to the job.
After investigating options, an Erin Fingerscreener 165 was purchased for the cleanup, to be used at the front-end of the cleanup process. The screener separated the wood waste into clean two-inch fines. The trommel was then used to make a finished product (further splitting of the fines) with no damage to the drum or screen (common with inferior screeners). The grinder produced clean wood, to minimize wear on the hammers.
Sandra MacMillan is marketing and promotions manager of Erin Systems, Inc. of Portland, Maine.