Recycling Equipment for Single Stream Waste - Waste and Recycling

Optimising output in terms of economic value and against the lowest possible costs per tonne. This is the short-term goal for every Single Stream installation that we provide in cooperation with Bollegraaf. The long-term goal is to ensure permanently low operating costs. The result: fast Return on Investment.

While most EU countries still have a policy that favours source separation, Single Stream waste processing is increasingly becoming an alternative for recycling household waste. Based on our experience in the United States and the United Kingdom, Bollegraaf is certain that Single Stream waste recycling is an effective, efficient and sustainable alternative to the way most European countries currently collect and process their waste.

Trends show that replacing dual stream markets with single stream systems can increase rates of recycling by over 30%. With extensive industry experience dealing with both traditional applications and client and industry specific custom applications, Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions is poised to offer designs that leverage cutting-edge technology with an acute focus on helping our customers maximize their return on investment (ROI). We understand the unique features of each market and take into consideration the habits of residents, the climate, and your budget.

We are a vertically integrated solutions provider with market leading technology in balers, screens, and sensor based/optical sorters. Our designs are born from global experience in facility start-up, problem solving, and ensuring the highest rate of operating success. Since 1988, we have built over 340 single stream plants and 17 Mega-MRFs with capacities of over 50-60 tph.

We are dedicated to troubleshooting our plants and equipment. Our service and installation personnel are not outsourced laborers, but long term employees of VDRS. We respond to service calls quickly and with intimate knowledge of our equipment and our customers.


  • Positive sorting. The BRS solution for Single Stream waste processing allows for full automatic sorting and separation.
  • Easier logistics. Fewer kerbside collections mean less transportation movement, resulting in lower costs and lower CO2 emissions.
  • Higher yield per tonne of waste. Fully automated separation results in higher purity, and thereby a higher market value of recyclables.
  • Lower labour costs. Optical and/or robotic sorting significantly decrease the use of manual labour.