IPL lands a major contract for organic carts with the City of Calgary
IPL Inc., a North American producers of injection-molded plastic products, has announced that it has won a major contract for providing organic wheeled carts to The City of Calgary, Alberta. The contract, worth 13 million dollars, includes key production and delivery of 325,000 organic rolling carts intended for the implementation of a new composting program beginning in summer 2017 in all single-family homes of the city.
"This new contract allows us to consolidate our leadership in the municipal sector across Canada, says Paul Palazzo, vice president, sales and marketing of the IPL Environment division. This contract, and others to be announced, will help us increase production in our plants and accelerate the growth of our company."
In addition to food waste, paper plates and napkins, will be composted, as will grass, tree branches and pet waste. The program was initiated as a pilot project in 2012, which allowed residents to test new habits, leading them to reduce their garbage by nearly half.
For over 25 years, IPL has pursued a tradition of excellence by offering its clients a wide range of injection molded containers that meet the requirements of municipalities and industries regarding the recovery and processing of waste. These products are all available with a multitude of options and graphics, allowing IPL to offer a product tailored to the specific needs of customers. Furthermore, IPL’s Environmental Team of Engineers and Technologist have the experience and resources to help develop the ideal solution or solve requirements from individual buildings to complete cities. IPL wheeled carts for the City of Calgary are all made in Canada and are designed to withstand the North American climate.
Traditionally, waste management companies have operated using a simple "management of waste" approach to operating a MRF. Throughput targets and continuous operation (minimal downtime) were the main driving forces. The industry has changed however, and the focus moving forward is now on optimizing system performance and reliability, in conjunction with increasing recycling rates and a drive for a "greener" and more sustainable tomorrow.
When considering the addition of, or upgrade to, an "intelligent" MRF, for municipalities or private operators, the main factors should always be the client's (operator) current requirements, and evolving market needs, which include throughput, reliability, output quality, and adaptability. Equally important is a full understanding of what is really expected from any proposed system. Having an engaged and focused mindset for the project with the client from the beginning, will impact and drive the entire design process. This then impacts the overall project result, through to the productive, efficient, ongoing operation of the facility itself.