CDE to commission multiple new waste recycling plants across the Americas
At the 2023 trade show, which saw over 139,000 industry professionals in attendance, CDE showcased its solutions that underpin its recycling process, including the latest generations of its AggMax scrubbing and attrition system, Counter Flow Classification Unit (CFCU) for density separation, ShearClean attrition cells, and EvoWash sand classification and dewatering plant. CDE also launched the latest addition to its range of Infinity high-frequency dewatering screens at the show.
The washing experts welcomed existing users to share their experiences of materials washing and the CDE recycling process, which served as the backdrop for multiple new deals struck at the show.
Set to be commissioned within the next year, the deals include new wash plants for users based in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America, with over 50 percent representing waste recycling operations.
Among those at the CDE booth was Our Recycling Corp.
Operating for over 30 years, Our Recycling Corp. began crushing concrete in the early- to mid-1990s to reduce the costs of bringing crushed natural stone from the state of Connecticut to New York.
The company has become a well-established contractor in New York City and Long Island having recently partnered with CDE in a bid to further improve the circular economy on the island.
Having initially met at bauma in 2016, the two firms worked together to build a solution to help Our Recycling Corp. create a washing solution to allow them to recycle crushed concrete and natural soil to divert more material from landfill.
"It's been great partnering with Our Recycling Corp. and I believe we've built a relationship to last and this was evident when Todd shared his CDE story with guests at CONEXPO," says CDE Director Darren Eastwood. "The resulting solution represents our commitment to pursue a circular economy, facilitating the diversion of vast tonnages of material from landfill, transforming them into high-grade recycled sand and aggregates for the construction industry, while simultaneously restoring land for future use and driving down carbon emissions."
The 250tph solution comprises an M2500 modular washing plant, Infinity screen P2-75, and an AquaCycle A400 thickener. The combination is a recycling plant that creates market-ready sand and aggregates.
The solution is allowing Our Recycling Corp. to create two aggregates; three-eighths of an inch to one inch oversize and three-eighths of an inch to #4 undersize, as well as #4 minus sand, created from waste materials ready for the market requirements.
Final products are serving the construction industry in New York, helping to preserve the natural resources on Long Island and providing a more sustainable future for the local community.
"In New York and Long Island, the virgin sand resources are dried up," adds Eastwood. "We can recycle 90 percent of our water, which is very important, especially with water restrictions, and trucking is very expensive in these areas. This is one of the first plants to process concrete washout, which has been a waste in the concrete industry, so it's fed into our plant to be processed into usable sand and aggregates again, contributing to Our Recycling Corp's sustainability goals."
"As you do construction jobs, you're always going to have to waste debris, so you bring it here and we're turning it into a great product," says Todd Ruttura, president at Our Recycling Corp. "Back in the eighties, they used to throw this material away in landfills or the ocean, and now we take it and make a usable product from it. This is definitely the way of the future recycling material."