Construction and Demolition Waste Equipment
There is a huge range of construction and demolition equipment that is used in the recovery and recycling process. This includes everything from large trucks that transport rubble to grapplers and sheering devices that can help take buildings apart. The processing of building material is usually carried out with industrial size machinery that can sort, crush and pack every conceivable type of waste.
- Sheers: Demolition sheers have the power to cut through large metal structures so that they can then be removed from a building and sent for recycling.
- Grapplers: These are designed to pick up waste a bit like a huge claw and can work in areas where bulldozers and the like can’t reach.
- Pulverisers: Hammers of various sizes can be used to break up areas such as roads or patios or on a larger scale whole building structures.
- Excavators: These come in various types including long reach excavators that can claw up rubble or soil and transfer it a new location or truck.
- Loaders: These have a bucket at the front which can scoop down onto an area of rubble and lift it onto a truck or transport to a waste pile on site.
- Dump Trucks: Large haulage trucks are generally needed on big sites and are used by disposal companies to transport vast amounts of heavy waste to be taken to recycling and processing sites.
- Pneumatic and Hydraulic Breakers: These are used for breaking up rubble and walls and can either be fixed to a truck or handheld depending on the size of the job.
- Pressure, Mechanical and Chemical Bursting: Often used on reinforced concrete to break it apart, these devises use a variety of ways including using special chemicals that weaken the material being handled.
- Ball and Crane Wreckers: Often seen as the traditional tool of a demolition expert, a ball and crane wrecker is used for quick demolition of an area.
- Explosives: For large buildings including old power stations, explosives are often used in the first instance before the rubble and other recyclable material is retrieved and then sorted.
- Skip Hire: Smaller businesses and construction jobs normally rely on hiring something like a skip which can then be lifted up onto a truck and taken to a recycling and processing plant to recover materials such as rubble and metal.
- Trommel and Disk Screens: These are used to sort different sizes of material, particularly concrete and rubble which has been broken up. Fine products can then be sent as aggregate for road building and landscaping.
Find out more about different types of construction and demolition waste.