Belt cleaners are required for both the carrying side and the non carrying side of the belt. Material falling on the non-carrying side of the belt needs to be arrested before it get traped in the tail pulley to cause damage to the lagging and sway of the belt. The carrying side needs cleaning when carried material is sticky in nature.
To deflect the material coming on the non-carrying side deflector belt plows are used. Such plows can be selected from number of available sources or can be locally made considering that the rubber used in it should be softer than the surface of the belt conveyor. It must be easy to install and maintain.