From portable equipment to complete custom stationary systems, CBI understands that no two customers are alike. For more than three decades, CBI has worked to meet the complete material processing needs of every customer. Many of our long-time customers will tell you how their feedback and real-world demand has shaped the CBI product line over the years.
6800CT Horizontal Grinder
Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling System
Southridge Farm & Nursery
5800BT Horizontal Grinder
AirMax Material Density Separator
5800BT Horizontal Grinder
Railroad Tie Grinding System
K.C. Johnson & Sons
6800BT Horizontal Grinder
6800BT Horizontal Grinder
Marquis Tree Service
XP Log and Stump Screw
Stationary System Case Studies
Ace Waste Services
Ace Waste Services, Newark, NJ, owned by John Glauda and Family, has three locations. They started out as a hauler and looked into the recycling side of the business to help to become more “Green”. They had an existing building that had a small footprint and found that they were missing a great deal of the recyclables by sorting on the floor. CBI was invited in to see what could be done in such a small space. The layout of the equipment needed to take up as little room as possible yet achieve their goals of recycling. The shredder was ideal in this application because it helped reduce the floor space needed to size the material in order for the system to work properly. Once sized to a rough 3 foot minus the 2” minus is removed by a taper slot screen. The remaining material goes to the picking station where all the sorters are able to pick wood from the waste stream into designated wood conveyors. The picked wood then is conveyed directly to the CBI Grizzly Mill to be ground for fuel. Other materials recovered and recycled are metal, plastic, aggregate, cardboard, etc.
New Bedford Waste Services
New Bedford Waste Services was created by Mike Camara, President of ABC Disposal Service, to comply with new restrictions and to continue to lead in the business of waste processing. Mike Camara contacted CBI requesting the assistance in building a waste-processing facility for the new company. Together, Camara and CBI designed and built a system that is not only efficient, but extremely flexible. The primary shredder has the capability to modify the product size by changing the anvil setting. The shredded material then passes over the primary Vibratory Screen to separate the 6”minus material. The 6” material then goes over a secondary screen to remove the 2” fines. The remaining material goes onto a picking conveyor for further sorting. The 6”+ also goes into the picking room for recovery of the recyclables. The overs then can either go to a water tank or directly into the large vertical feed grinder. The system has a great deal of flexibility designed in to provide the agility to adapt to markets that continually change in response to new regulations.
S. B. Cox started out in 1963 as a demolition contractor and now has two landfills in the Richmond, Virginia area servicing the Demolition Division and the Ready Mix Division. They have just recently opened their doors with the new C&D Recycling System. This system has been designed in phases by CBI with the intention of meeting rapidly changing market demands. The Primary screen is a large heavy duty C&D Trommel with a hexagon shape for easy screen changes and durability. The overs are then conveyed to the picking room for easy recovery of the recyclables. At this time, the picked wood is conveyed to a stock pile and a wood grinder will likely be installed at that end in the future. It is a fairly straight forward layout, but one that meets their recycling needs and reduces the amount of material going into the landfills.
New England Recycling
New England Recycling Co., Inc. was started by Gil Lopes & Family in 1964 as a stump disposal site. For years, NER operated outside using a simple system — a trommel screen and then sorting and grinding the overs for ADC through a CBI Magnum Force 4800. Ultimately, they found that there was much more to the recycling side of business and after doing a great deal of homework they chose CBI to design the equipment layout for a new facility. This system had to have flexibility designed in for the changing markets. They wanted to recover a high percentage of recyclables — so the system is designed to recycle 8 different products and process wood for pellets and boiler fuel. It’s equipped with a heavy duty C&D trommel with hexagon shape as a primary screen, this removes the 1/2” dirt for cover. The overs are conveyed to the Picking Conveyor where each man can pull wood and a designated recyclable such as metal, aggregate, cardboard. etc. The wood is conveyed directly to the CBI Grizzly Mill and is ground and loaded directly into trucks. This eliminates having to handle the wood twice or even three times like most facilities without grinders. The non-recyclables go into the large 4872 Grizzly Mill for size reduction. This Grizzly Mill was preowned at the time of installation and now has over 34,000 hours and still looks and runs like new.
SBRC is a company started by the Caribbean Island of Barbados because their landfill was becoming an environmental problem. They knew that they needed a system that could do a little bit of everything, so they contacted CBI. This system had to be designed, not only to process C&D, but also, to process the contaminated soils coming into the landfill. CBI went and sat down with their engineers and designed a system that met all their needs for both products and one that would keep their costs down. It consists of the C&D system line with Action Screen and a large sorting line for picking out the recyclables. An aggregate line is included to screen and separate out the different size soils and remove the contamination from the overs. It also has a CBI 6400 Magnum Force grinder for grinding some of the C&D and all the wood waste from both of the lines.
Shamrock Disposal and Recycling
Shamrock Disposal and Recycling was established in 1997 as a hauler. Soon, the owners decided to become more “green” and begin recycling C&D material. At first, they started out with a simple system that served its purpose of helping them develop their markets. Then, they contacted CBI to design and build a system to meet growing demands of their company. CBI was challenged with designing a system to fit inside their existing 20,000 sq./ft. facility and that would produce ADC at 3/4”. Meeting these application requirements was made easier by the breadth of CBI’s diverse line of grinders. The resulting system is equipped with Primary Shredder, Picking Table, Wood Conveyors, two Grizzly Mills and a Polyurethane Screen. This system is designed for easy removal of recyclables and for the grinding of residuals to a 3/4” minus for ADC.
TBI was established in 1994 as a hauling business. Eventually, the Thomson’s decided to build a recycling facility to help the environment. After 10 long years of fighting for permits, they were able to start looking at equipment. Billy Thomson, Jr. traveled all over the country doing researching which vendor’s equipment and design capabilities would best fit their needs. Once CBI was chosen, they went to work on designing a state-of-the-art facility to meet current markets and yet be flexible enough to change with market trends. The design of this system has a little bit of everything. Primary Shredder, Vibratory Screen for 10” material, a Polyurethane Screen for 1/2” minus material, and then a Heavy & Light Air Separator to pull out 3 products — heavies, middles and super lights. The sorted wood goes directly to the grinder to be processed into boiler fuel and is stock piled in large self-leveling storage bins.
Zwicky Processing & Recycling
Zwicky Processing & Recycling, Inc. was started as a land clearing business by Dave Zwicky over 30 years ago. In recent years, he decided to take his business to the next level in recycling. His son, Chris, contacted CBI and explained what they wanted to do. After several meetings, a design was completed to address their application needs for removing recyclables and grinding the residuals down to fuel a neighboring cement kiln. A new building was constructed to house the complete C&D System including, Large Primary Screen for separating out 12”- material, a Heavy-Duty Trommel for removing 1”- material. The 1” to 12” will then go through an Air Separator System to separate the heavies and lights thereby helping to reduce required man power. The 12”+ material moves onto a sorting table where recyclables are picked out and the residuals go through a 4860 Grizzly Mill. The picked wood goes directly to a 3660 Grizzly Mill and then conveyed into the adjoining building.
Resourceco and Adelaide Brighton Cement went into a partnership to take C&D material and make RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) for the cement Kiln with the intention of saving the kiln 6 to 8 million dollars in fuel costs per year. The two companies traveled all over the World to find the best solution for this tough application. In the end, CBI was the only company in the World that could supply all of the equipment required for this operation. The system was designed and installed to take all the material with high calorific value and grind it down to a 40mm size so that it could be blown into the kiln without any hang ups. The system allows all the inerts to be removed and the rest to be processed for fuel. The facility takes in approximately 250,000 ton/year with half going to fuel and has been operating since 2005.
Palm Beach County
The SWA operates a sludge composting facility and needed a 1 ¼” spec sized green waste to add into the sludge. With over 125,000 tons per year of green waste coming in the door, they needed equipment that was going to be reliable … day in day out. They had been contracting a company to process the material through tub grinders and weren’t getting the high quality and size uniformity without contaminates. CBI designed the system with a great deal of flexibility in it. The pre-screener removed the dirt at 3”- with the 3”+ going over a picking conveyor for removing contaminates. The material is then ground down to a 90% spec product and is screened over a specially-designed step-deck star screen. The material that doesn’t pass through goes to make hog fuel. At times they want to by-pass the screen and just make fuel so with the flip of a diverter the ground product goes directly to a radial stacker. This system has been operating since 2001 and has well over 40,000 hours of operation with very little down time and low cost per ton.
Waste Management Inc. (WMI) purchased an existing C&D processing facility that was operating outside and using mobile equipment. Having had past experience with CBI, WMI wanted the durability of heavy built equipment for a long term operation. CBI included in the design an Annihilator shredder for making a specific size product, screening out 6” fines for the neighboring landfill … and for a more efficient recycling operation. The residuals at the end of the system are ground down to a 3”- to make ADC and Grizzly Mill grinds the picked wood ease of transportation and to make fuel. This system has been operating since 2004 at approximately 700 ton/day. WMI, Raynham, MA - Again, Waste Management looked to CBI to design a stationary system for an existing operation that, at one time, had been considering a competitor’s equipment. After doing their homework they found that CBI was much more durable and efficient in design and operation. This system is designed to screen out 2”- from the Vibratory Screen. Sorted material and the residuals are ground by a Magnum Force 4800 to make cover. This operation has been processing approximately 400 ton/day since 2003.