Meldgaard Recycling Processed IBA in Portugal

Meldgaard Recycling has sent a mobile plant to Portugal to process 30,000 tons of incinerator bottom ash (IBA). The processed material is then used in the Portuguese building industry.

In December and January, the mobile plant was 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. That means that all incinerated waste is 100 percent recycled, the Denmark-based company emphasized. The ferrous and non-ferrous metals were sent directly to smelters, where they are recycled. Meldgaard Recycling has about ten mobile plants operating in Europe and the USA and processes more than one million tons of bottom ash per year.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 1/2021, Page 45, Photo: GR-Archive)