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How Home Appliance Recycling System Works: A Brief

The speed at which the electronic equipment we buy becomes obsolete has increased the amount of material available to the metal and plastic recovery market. A number of collection points are available to individuals with end-of-life or discarded appliances to recycle in North America and Europe. Some whitegoods shops provide buy-back or recycling programs to customers. Many local governments (municipalities etc.) provide collection services for major appliances, which may include pick-up or drop-off options.

How Home Appliance Recycling System Works

The wokring principle of home appliance recycling system(WEEE recycling system)  is simple. Computers, laptops, smartphones, USB sticks, credit cards, microwaves, washing machines, are just some examples of the products that can be shredded, and from which different materials can be extracted. The percentage of materials that can be recovered exceeds 90% of the amount processed. From this type of waste, metals, copper, aluminum and precious metals are recovered. The recycled plastic can be reused for making home appliance housing.

Please note that many major appliances used for cooling or freezing purposes (refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners) include refrigerants, which can be harmful to the environment and human health if they are not properly handled and disposed of. Individuals should NEVER attempt to extract refrigerant from major appliances, which should only be handled by licensed professionals.

WEEE waste

How to Process in the Recycling Plant

Two-shaft shredders are the ideal machines for the volumetric reduction phase, while it is with three or four-shaft shredders that the regulated size is achieved, leaving it ready for the phase of pulverizing the materials and subsequent separation.

Shredders are used in whitegoods recycling lines, where the main purpose is to recover the different materials that make up household appliances (iron, plastic, polyurethane, aluminum and copper, etc.). The two-shaft shredders are used as primary crushers during the first phase of volumetric reduction, while the three and four-shaft models are used as secondary crushers, as they allow for controlled output material size. With its 50,000Nm of torque per shaft, with a wide variety of shaft configurations, chassis type and power-sources available,

To meet the requirements of your specific application. GEP Ecotech can design everything from the infeed conveyor and state-of-the-art shredder, to the separation of metals, different grades of non-ferrous and stainless steel materials. With our Home Appliance Recycling System, GEP Ecotech enables your recycling business fruitful.

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