RM Crusher: Re-purposing Rubble as Recycled Demolition Waste
What should you know about recycling demolition debris?
- The demolition proper
- The cost of demolition and waste hauling
- Compact mobile crushers
- After the crushing process
Most of the time, the construction of new and intriguing buildings is what people have their eyes on. In the Philippines, forklifts, crushers, bulldozers, and other machines are always available for these types of projects, but creating buildings is just one of their primary functions.
Apart from the other more unique uses of heavy equipment, the other most used application for it is for demolition. Deconstructing old, unwanted structures is almost always an underrated job.
That being said, in the world today, abandoned buildings, or at least establishments that have reached the end of their relevance find themselves as targets for demolition. And where demolition happens, piles and piles of rubble are found.
The Demolition Proper
Most of the time, the demolition of buildings happens at the onset of a rehabilitation project. For the most part, damaged, unused, or irrelevant establishments and structures are the targets. This includes houses, commercial complexes, roads, bridges, etc.
This, in turn, creates an excess of demolition waste that almost immediately amasses into large piles of steel bars, concrete, stone, and rubble. Oftentimes there will be a mix of plastics, woods, aluminum, glass and a variety of other materials.
Most of the time, the process after the demolition works is to haul the waste materials and dump them in designated dumping facilities or vacant lots. Everything within the pile will be dumped, including items that can potentially be recycled like steel bars, plastics, and more.
Cost of Demolition and Waste Hauling
Now, when you decide to compute everything and look at it financially, you’ll find that hauling around a million cubic meters of material will cost you around Php80,000,000. And that still doesn’t consider the cost of the dumping site. This means if you really want to save on how much you have to pay for this operation you have to strategically look for options on how you can reduce the costs steadily.
One of the best ways to cut costs is to do away with the dumping operation to a certain extent and focus on recycling as much material as possible.
This would mean that you have to find a way to deconstruct the demolition waste into something usable again and also find a way to separate steel from the rest of the rubble.
Compact Mobile Crushers
Your best option in that manner is to simply use a mobile crusher to basically grind the debris to more manageable and reusable material. Instead of bringing the debris to a dumping site, you should instead place a compact mobile crusher in the field and let it crush and separate the debris.
Today, the most notable compact mobile crushers would be those that are made by Rubble Master. Not only are these machines preferred in urban areas because of their mobility and decently silent engines, but they’re also designed for maximum crushing with minimal fuel consumption.
One of its renowned features is how it can separate steel and other magnetic metals from the debris thanks to its onboard magnetic separator. For anything lighter than concrete, such as plastics and wood, they are also automatically sorted out and separated through an on-board patented Wind Sipter. You can almost ensure that you’ll be segregating valuable materials while also crushing concrete at maximum capacity.
What’s more, is that weights fairly light compared to other mobile crushers. Operating it is also very easy, as it’s mostly done through remote control. Deploying and moving it around is also simple to do.
Other features of the Rubble Master Mobile Crusher include the following:
RM GO! Smart, a remote service that enables efficient conditioning, monitoring, and mobile crusher optimization.
An efficient dust suppression system paired with a water mist on the inlet, outlet, and main discharge belt.
A small light tower capable of illuminating the hopper and its surroundings.
The RM MS mesh screen attachment that can be mounted on the RM 80GO! and RM100GO! to produce a perfectly cube-shaped spec material without any oversize in a single pass; and an onboard hammer changing device that includes a lifting jack. This facilitates changing or flipping of hammers while on the field.
After the Crushing Process
You’ll end up with three groups of materials right after the crushing process. First, you have the materials with steel embedded into them, which will need a bit more segregation to remove the concrete from the steel. You also have the plastics, woods, and other materials that were deemed lighter than concrete and stone. And lastly, you have the compilation a huge pile of course that can be used for another construction project while also costing around Php500 per cubic meter.
Instead of having to dump everything in the pile of debris, you basically segregate and turn them into something more useful in the future if you were to use Rubble Masters Compact Mobile Crusher. So it’s rather safe to say that making use of a Mobile Crusher is optimal for every demolition project.
Every demolition project should always have the goal of saving and recycling the most amount of materials that they could so that none of them go to waste. With the help of Rubble Master’s Compact Mobile Crushers, this is easy to achieve!