Relocating the MSU Shredder
Michigan State University, Surplus Store and Recycling Center looked at relocating the shredder from inside the facility to the outside to improve both air quality and efficiencies inside the plant. The project included dismantling the shredder with a dumper from the existing location inside the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) and moving it to a new custom built stand over the compactor outside. This project entailed constructing a large enclosure that would fully house the shredder and dumper unit to keep the equipment and valuable material dry throughout processing and storage in the receiver box. An exhaust fan was installed to automatically start when the dumper and shredder are engaged. According to MSU Recycling staff, the enclosure allows the University to more efficiently shred paper products, utilize valuable space within the MRF and reduce the dust levels within the facility. MSU continues to serve its campus with a full array of recycling services.