On May 22, in front of elected officials and community members, Recology CleanScapes opened a 75,000-square-foot Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in South Seattle. The facility will process commercial and residential commingled recyclable materials. Recology CleanScapes says they have already hired 25 employees to operate this facility.
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Introduced in the fall of 2013, REDWAVE CX and REDWAVE CXF 3-way sorting systems for waste glass will process material 6 to 50mm with the REDWAVE CX and 2 to 12 mm with the REDWAVE CXF. These machines are equipped with a completely reworked 3-way system. By rearranging the valve units, the same high performance at the first and second eject is guaranteed even for fine material, and air consumption is reduced even at higher ejection rates of up to 60 percent.
UK-based Norse has selected Machinex Industries Inc. to provide a major upgrade for its subsidiary company Norfolk Environmental Waste Services (NEWS) Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Norwich, Norfolk.
Already used throughout the recycling industry around the globe, the drum-top Lamp Compactor from PestWest USA is ideal for use in low ceiling environments, where space is at a premium. The closed-system will compact all shapes and sizes of spent lamps to a fraction of their original size in just a matter of seconds, while trapping the poisonous mercury that is present in the vapor, and significantly reducing recycling costs.
The Titan 20 Shredder is engineered to reduce the volume of scrap plastics, resins, fibrous products, fibreglass, wood products, paper/cardboard, gypsum wallboard, aluminium, glass, and other industrial, medical and manufacturing waste products by up to 80 percent.
At the end of October, Recycling Equipment Canada announced that it has partnered with OBC Baling Equipment to support the distribution of Italian-made MG Recycling branded machines throughout Canada.
FastRack is a patent pending system that streamlines empty beer bottle handling, making the process of getting the glass to recyclers easier. For bars, hotels and other establishments serving bottled beer, FastRack makes training staff in the recycling process simpler and faster. It eliminates bottle breakage, fruit flies and clutter, and increases efficiency by creating a dedicated system for bottle recycling. Plus, FastRacks’ strong design makes it extremely durable and sturdy with all manufacturing happening in Detroit from partially recycled material.
Friedman Recycling officially opened its new 30-tph single stream materials recovery facility (MRF) in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the beginning of July. The recycling system was designed, manufactured and installed by Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS).
On June 25th, Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. officially opened its high-tech waste reduction facility in the city of Vaughan, Ontario. The new operation will redirect up to 85 per cent of the construction, demolition and renovation waste it receives away from landfills for reuse or conversion to bio-fuel.
Canada Fibers recently unveiled their new Arrow Road MRF Complex in Toronto – and are calling it the largest Material Recycling Facility of its kind in North America. The facility, located in Toronto, is equipped to recycle both industrial, commercial and institutional (IC&I) waste and residential waste.
TOMRA North America, a unit of TOMRA Collection Solutions today announced that its SmartStop reverse vending machine (RVM) – a machine that can handle glass, PET and aluminum – is now offering a glass crush option, as well as firm drop and soft drop.
The CP Group has reintroduced the McMRF, which is designed to process and separate single stream materials at approximately 10 tons per hour. CP has owned the trademark on the McMRF for years, inheriting the name with their purchase of Count Recycling in 2000. The McMRF was designed to process only containers when it was originally designed, but has now been re-engineered for single stream materials.
Spain-based PICVISA Machine Vision Systems has established a U.S. subsidiary and announced the opening of an office in Missouri, near St. Louis. The company says the new office and company name, PICVISA Recycling Technologies, Inc., will support continued growth in the U.S. and Canada. PICVISA supplies turnkey recycling plants worldwide, including optical sorters for paper, plastic and glass.
A wide array of Eriez’ magnetic separation and recycling equipment as well as its line of small feeders has been given Eriez’ company designation of Eco-Certified. This line of Eco-Certified equipment is now highlighted in a new brochure from Eriez, "Go Green with Orange,” which is available in print and PDF format.
Zimmer America and Stadler, a German company based in Altshausen, have announced the formation of STADLER AMERICA LLC. The new company will be based at Zimmer America's headquarter in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
CEMCO, Inc.’s Glass Gator is engineered to offer restaurants, cafeterias, institutions, bottlers, recycling centres, bars and hotels an economical, powerful glass recycling tool that is safe, transportable, compact and easy to use. The Glass Gator quickly and efficiently turns waste glass into a 100-percent recyclable cullet or soft-edged sand byproduct, effectively reducing waste handling costs and minimizing glass-related injuries.
At the end of September, Balcones Resources Inc. (Balcones), the largest independent recycling company in the southwest United States, celebrated the opening of its new Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in northeast Austin. In April 2011, Balcones was awarded a 20-year contract with the City of Austin to process the majority of the city’s residential recycling. The City is pushing for zero waste by 2040, and the new facility was commissioned in July, 2012.
The CFL Premium Bulb Eater is engineered to crush straight fluorescent tubes of any length, as well as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). This technology crushes a bulb in one second, saves up to 50 percent on recycling costs, reduces labour by up to 20 hours per 1,000 lamps, and minimizes storage space by up to 80 percent. The CFL Premium Bulb Eater crushes spent fluorescent lamps and CFLs into 100 percent recyclable material, while capturing over 99.99 percent of the vapours released.
Busch Systems recently introduced their latest event recycling container. The ‘Big Bottle Recycler ’ is designed for large outdoor events. The container stands nearly five feet tall and resembles a plastic pop bottle. These units are designed to be attractive, easy to use and can be personalized to any recycling program.
This recycling container is custom-designed for large event venues, such as stadiums, theme parks and theaters, and is constructed of durable opaque plastic generated from 100 percent recycled content. The Big Bottle Recycler is among the extensive line of Busch’s outdoor containers, all of which are built to withstand large amounts of traffic and severe weather conditions.