Municipal solid waste (MSW)

Garbage bins with household waste placed next to the road

High capacity MSW sorting installations utilizing the most advanced automated equipment

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), or household waste, consists of discarded everyday consumable items. This general waste is normally put into a black bag or bin and contains a mixture of wet and dry recyclables, organic, inorganic and biodegradable materials, including food waste, containers, cans, cartons, product packaging, newspapers and card.

As one of the world’s leading system integrators, Bollegraaf knows what it takes to separate MSW into valuable recyclables on the one hand and high-quality RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) on the other. With increasing regulatory pressure on landfilling, untreated MSW and the active search for alternative energy sources, energy-from-waste has become an important solution.

Example of an installation for MSW stream with advantages

At Bollegraaf, we build high-end turnkey installations that focus on recovering both valuable recyclables and energy from MSW. The purpose of the installation is to separate, sort and process valuable commodities, such as RDF, plastic containers, PET, Tetra Pak and glass, along with minimizing the waste fraction that is sent to landfills.


Through continuous and intensive investments Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions has become the market leader in household waste and plastic recycling technology. We are a pioneer in the field of process technology & automation and robotics. With our know-how, scale and organisational capacity, we are the discussion partner for large market parties when it comes to integrated, turnkey sorting installations.


Key equipment for MSW

HBC140 baler

HBC balers

The HBC series baler is renowned for its reliability and durability, producing excellent, heavyweight bales at the lowest operational cost. You get best-in-class quality and service.

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The RoBB is a fully automated sorting robot, ready and capable of sorting and separating valuable items for recovery during various stages of a waste sorting process.

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Lubo AWS Starscreen

Lubo anti wrapping disc screen AWS is a unique technology for plastic film sorting with highest efficiency in size separation. AWS solves a major problem of wrapping of film, tape and textile.

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Lubo Elliptical

Lubo Elliptical is a state-of-the-art ballistic sorting machine which is known for its agitation movement and adjustable screen angle. This facilitates an extremely high separation quality for various waste streams.

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Lubo Fines Starscreen

The Lubo Fines Starscreen is a screen used mainly for separating construction and demolition waste which can cope with the most difficult materials in many different applications.​

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Lubo machines as part of a recycling plant in France
Ateliers de Fouesnantais, Ecotri (AFE)

The objective of the pilot was to explore the possibilities to further reduce waste streams whilst increasing the quality of the recycled material. In 2012, based on previous experience, we approached Bollegraaf to come up with a solution and once again they exceeded all of our expectations.

Ateliers de Fouesnantais Ecotri (France)

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