(VIDEO) Machinex retrofit project more than doubles WB Waste Solutions' tonnage capacity
Machinex has teamed up with WB Waste Solutions LLC, located in Washington, D.C., to help the company upgrade its recycling facilities. The upgrade of WB Waste Solutions' Olive Street recycling facility, located in Capitol Heights, Maryland, was performed by Machinex employees to increase overall MRF performance.
The system processes residential single-stream and commercial materials. Olive Street Processing was awarded several new contracts for processing additional tons of residential single-stream (RSS) so WB Waste Solutions needed to improve its recycling capacity to meet these requirements. As a result, the company contacted Machinex to retrofit its recycling system.
Key machines of the facility are the two MACH ballistic separators and the dual-eject MACH Hyspec optical sorter to eject PET and mixed paper. The container line features a magnet for the removal of ferrous metals (tin cans) and an eddy current to remove the non-ferrous which they QC to make a UBC grade aluminum.
Similar to many upgrades, our engineering team had to deal with a tight existing building with a low roof to add several pieces of equipment. The result is an increased tonnage capacity from 10TPH to 25TPH.
Machinex's team worked to deliver the upgrade on time, and the system "only experienced 6 weeks of total downtime" declares Dave Taylor, Director of Recycling at WB Waste Solutions LLC. "Working with Machinex, with their customer service, it was incredible how quickly we were able to get this project off the ground and completed."