Penn Waste Opens New Recycling Facility
The state-of-the-art materials recovery facility more than triples company’s processing capabilities
Penn Waste, a locally owned and operated waste and recycling company, has opened a new 96,000 square foot state-of-the-art recycling facility in Manchester, PA. The Single Stream Recycling system was designed, manufactured and installed by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS). The new facility more than triples the company’s processing capabilities and improves recovery rates, cementing Penn Waste’s position as a cutting-edge leader in the waste and recycle industry in Pennsylvania. The new MRF is one of the largest in the nation.
“Building this new facility reinforces our commitment to the local and surrounding community and to increasing sustainable practices throughout our region,” said Scott Wagner, President and Owner of Penn Waste, Inc.
The new building and equipment upgrades Penn Waste’s sorting and processing capability to 35 tons of recyclables per hour, significantly up from the 10 tons per hour the old system handled. The new operating system also features NRT optical sorting technology to separate materials more efficiently, at a faster processing speed and with less contamination.
In 2014, Penn Waste processed 81,000 tons of recyclables through their old facility. That quantity was up more than 50% since 2010. With community education and the new capabilities, Penn Waste is hoping to double the 2014 record of materials recycled over the next few years.
“Our long-term goal is to continue to find innovative ways to waste less and recycle more by diverting recyclable materials from the waste stream, ” said Wagner.