Finlay Hire Provides a Touch of Glass

Date: 13 October 2010
Source: Finlay Hire
An innovative new glass reprocessing plant has been set up in a quarry site near Doncaster, using machinery supplied by Finlay Hire.

Bank End Quarry, a 135 acre site in Blaxton, South Yorkshire, has been operating for 35 years.

Moss Construction Aggregates and Recycling Limited have been running the site – which is still producing high quality red building sand - for five years, but the cutting edge reprocessing plant adds a new string to the company’s bow.

Waste glass is ground to -50mm in a Tesab RK623 impact crusher before entering a Terex Finlay 390 feeder to a Terex Finlay MP300 16 x 6 foot, triple-deck, horizontal washing screen.

Any lightweight material, such as paper or plastic, is floated off through a Mogensen Trash Screen, while the -6mm glass fines enter a Terex Finlay TC15 Sandmaster.

Twin cyclones on the Sandmaster separate the washing water from the clean glass fines, which are stockpiled before being sold for use in concrete block and pipe construction. 

All the plant operating here has been supplied by Finlay Hire – part of the Finlay Group of companies.

Ean Noble, Director of Moss Construction and Aggregates Recycling, said: ”It’s all about thinking outside the box – we needed to diversify, but we couldn’t have made the huge initial outlay that would have been necessary to purchase all this machinery outright. 

“Finlay Hire gave us the opportunity to set up the system, which can process between 80 to 100 tonnes of waste per hour. Of the material processed as much as 90 per cent will be reused, which is a significant reduction in waste going to landfill.”

“All the plant operating here has been supplied by Finlay Hire and it is superb.” 

The versatility of the plant at Bank End Quarry means that it is not limited to processing glass.

Construction and demolition waste can also be put through the system, which is fitted with a magnetic belt to remove ferrous metal prior to feeding into the MP300. 

“The -6 mm sand fraction is fed into the Sandmaster to produce washed recycled sand for utility fill. 

“The +6 mm is further processed through a Finlay 206 Logwasher for further removal of clay and rinsing, before grading in a Finlay 683 Supertrak into 40x20 mm, 20x10 mm and -10 mm clean secondary aggregate.”

Charles Nairn, a director of Finlay Hire and Finlay Plant Northern, oversaw the introduction of the machinery onto the site. 

A video of the plant in action can be seen at

ENDS Notes To Editors Finlay Plant Hire and Finlay Plant Northern are part of the Finlay Group – which comprises of eleven stand alone companies offering the most modern and diverse range of material processing equipment available in the marketplace today.

With its headquarters in Stafford, the company has a national reach across England and Wales.

The Finlay Group acts as dealers for Terex Finlay as well as other brands including Trio, Baioni and Pilot Crushtec. 

Press release issued by Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR, T: 01538 308685/308099 M: 07985 129315 E:

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