The Airlift Separator

A system for removing plastic and other lightweight materials from compost. It is the only plastic removal system on the market today that will continue to remove plastic from compost without slowing down production.


The Airlift Separator AL-200 can scale to almost any size operation at only a fraction of the investment of other plastic removal equipment on the market today. It even works with the existing hydraulic power supply on your screening equipment.


The AL-200 is the smallest plastic removal system on the market today. Sitting on a 4’ x 4’ footprint, it can be moved easily from place to place with a forklift or a loader. The AL-200 allows you to remove plastic debris at the source without slowing or stopping production.

Ease of Installation

The Airlift Separator AL-200 can be assembled and operated by a single person in a couple of hours. Fifteen minutes for periodic cleaning and maintenance every couple months is all the unit requires.

What our customers are saying about the Airlift Separator:

We run the Airlift Separator on a CEC screen and it has definitely met our expectations. It did exactly what we were told it would do by cleaning up the plastic from our “middles.” It has made a product that was previously not marketable, due to plastic contamination, into a saleable product. We would recommend it to any processing site that has a problem with plastic contamination.
Steve Nimz / Hawaiian Earth Products
The Airlift is a dynamite machine for its effectiveness in removing plastic from our wood waste. We make a quality product but continue to fight plastic contamination in our wood waste processing. The Airlift has made our product better, so much so that it has all but eliminated the frustration of having to deal with customer complaints regarding the contamination in our finished products.
Jake W. Oasterman / Grover Landscape Services
The Airlift works really good for us. It is removing about 90% of the plastic from the fines and about 85% of the plastic from the overs allowing us to recycle the overs which we do now.
Marv Klein / Wood Waste LLC
It is worth the money…I had a company out of state call me asking what we do about contaminates. I told them how well the Airlift Separator works.
Bud Dow / NW Environmental & Recycling