Waste Grinding and Reclamation System

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Picture of landfill grinder system 1

The grinding system was implemented in April of 2012. This pioneering system yields the following benefits:

Increased waste compaction = minimizes differential settling
More waste per cubic yard = Increased landfill capacity
System provides opportunity to reclaim ferrous metals
System reduces landfill costs by “in-sourcing” wood grinding
System will yield much longer life spans for heavy equipment

The Terminator is a single shaft, low speed, high torque grinder. It utilizes a 475 HP Caterpillar diesel motor to power the hydraulic system. A rare earth magnet with conveyor can be used to reclaim ferrous metals post-grinding.

Purchase Costs:
2012 Terminator 5000S HD $699,000.00
2012 Komatsu PC200LC $138,813.00
2012 Gensco Rotating Grapple $ 25,585.00
Total System Purchase Cost: $863,398.00

Financing provided by US Bank through a tax-exempt municipal lease with a ten year term.

Cutaway view of grinder

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