The term municipal solid waste includes the waste types household waste, commercial waste similar to household waste, bulky waste, street sweepings, market waste, compostable waste from the organic waste bin, garden and park waste, as well as waste from the separate collection of paper, cardboard, glass, plastics, wood and electronic parts.
Household waste is waste which is collected in a mixed and unsorted manner.
Approx. 250 kg of household waste is generated in the European households per capita every year.
Household waste mainly contains materials such as:
- Organic waste (garden and kitchen waste)
- Mineral substances
- Rubber and others
Sutco household waste sorting and/or treatment plants are designed according to the customer’s specifications.
Using the throughput, the composition of waste and the customer's objectives, Sutco can prepare an suitable concept: Plants with mainly manual solutions which can be extended up to fully automatic systems. Thanks to the excellent sorting equipment, Sutco systems can achieve a high output of material fractions from household waste. Using trommel screens, magnetic technology, ballistic separators and near-infrared devices (NIR) and/or manual sorting processes, the material is sorted to form different fractions.
The material (metal, cardboard, plastics etc.) which is sorted out is subjected to further processing or is converted to substitute fuel which is processed by a shredder to form a marketable fraction. The organic fraction; which was screened before, is further treated by the Sutco composting process. The material can be prepared as a landfill cover or as a substitutive fuel in a dried condition. In addition, the material may also be converted to new energies together with our partners. Biomethanation processes can be used to produce biogas which is converted to electrical power by a combined heat and power unit.