Before the invention of machines, the only method of waste segregation was hand-sorting. That is why it is accepted the first method used in the history of waste separation. The sorting process of waste by hands defines like manual waste sorting. It is mostly done with human power, but machines can also be used. Nowadays, this method of waste segregation is used in small towns or countries.

How do Manual Waste Sorting Plants work?

Usually in these systems there is always a waste selection based on the shape/size carried out with a machine, heart of the sorting plant, such as one or more ballistic separators or drum screens, placed at the beginning of the line.

Subsequently, in a sorting cabin (or platform), the personnel performs the manual sorting of waste on a belt conveyor.

These systems are usually designed to process a waste input from 1 to 3.5 t/h and require a limited initial investment in machinery; despite this, these plants allow efficient separation of waste, obtaining different streams of waste as output with a good degree of purity.

Depending on the specifications on the selected waste and the quality/quantity of the input waste, the number of employees may vary, ensuring flexibility in the management of the plant.

As Manual Waste Sorting Plants based on hand-sorting, they reduce air pollution, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, save energy and money.

  • Selection of waste by shape and size in one or more ballistic separators and drum screens.

  • Sending the waste to the manual sorting phase.

  • Manual sorting of waste by personnel on a belt conveyor in a sorting cabin (platform).

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