CP Manufacturing celebrates 40 years of excellence in the recycling industry

CP 40th Anni imageCP Manufacturing, headquartered in San Diego, CA is proud to celebrate 40 years of supplying equipment and processing solutions to the recycling industry.

 

“At CP Manufacturing, we’ve always been driven by the simple goal of providing high-performance recycling machinery that last,” says Bob Davis, second generation and owner of CP Manufacturing. “For 40 years, CP has been a pioneer in the recycling industry, and we will continue to drive the industry forward for the next 40.”

 

CP Manufacturing, a family-owned business, was born out of the scrap metals industry. CP’s sister company, IMS Recycling, was founded in 1954 by Charles M. Davis who invented the world’s first aluminum can flattener in the early 1970’s. Later, the CP2000 Can Flattener revolutionized the scrap industry and helped pioneer the era of recycling.

 

After the aluminum can had become a common beverage container, CP Manufacturing was formed in 1977 in response to the growing demand for aluminum flatteners and densifiers. Since then, the company has developed dozens of patents and expanded its equipment and solutions portfolio as recycling and waste handling evolved.

 

In the 1980’s and 1990’s, CP recognized that the trend was turning toward curbside recycling. As the United States and other countries worked to increase the effectiveness of recycling by making it easier for consumers to participate and more cost effective to implement, CP dedicated their research and development efforts to assist in this effort.

 

Since 2003, CP Manufacturing has acquired several other top recycling equipment manufacturers and solutions providers, including MSS, Inc., Krause Manufacturing, and Advanced MRF. This family of companies, known as CP Group, was founded to provide one-stop-shop turn-key recycling systems for a variety of recycling and waste diversion operations.

 

Today, CP is an award-winning, industry-recognized provider of some of the largest and most advanced material recovery facilities in operation. CP has built over 450 MRFs worldwide and continues to invest heavily in R&D and automation technology to stay ahead of the changing material streams. And true to its family roots, the company still offers the original can densor product lines.

 

“We are and always have been a family-owned and operated company,” says Ashley Davis, third-generation family-owner and Sales and Marketing Director of CP Group. “What sets us apart is that we treat our customers like family. Their success is our success. We’re with them for the long haul.”

Republic Services Celebrates Earth Day in Sonoma County with Enhancements to Recycling Capabilities

New Advanced Sorting System Brings Increased Recycling Capability to Region

Med Res RepublicServices_stackedSONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (April 19, 2017) – Republic Services celebrated its enhanced recycling facility today that will enable Sonoma County to achieve their sustainability goals for years to come. The Sonoma County Recycling Center is capable of processing more than 200 tons of recyclable material per day, and is expected to increase the recycling capacity in the region.

“The new enhanced Recycling Center offers significant environmental benefits to the community and the customers we are fortunate to serve,” said Mike Caprio, area president of Republic Services. “We now have the ability to increase recycling efforts, while diverting valuable materials from the landfill. The facility has the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which offers a substantial contribution to the community’s climate protection goals.”

The existing 32,000-square foot Recycling Center was expanded with an additional 6,000-square feet constructed by ET Environmental, bringing the new combined square footage to 38,000. The processing system was designed and installed by the CP Group.

The facility offers a variety of features to provide flexible processing capabilities. The equipment includes two material processing options. The first is an in-feed conveyor for collected commercial materials such as cardboard, mixed paper, containers, film and plastics.

The second is a hopper-fed construction and demolition (also known as C&D) conveyance system with multiple sorting stations. The system includes a baler for packaging recyclable materials such as cardboard, mixed paper and other materials. The facility also has a separate bale storage building to protect the finished products from rain prior to shipment to market.

The enhanced Recycling Center was part of a three-year Solid Waste Advisory Group (SWAG) collaborative process between multiple municipalities, the County and a diverse group of public stakeholders. They identified three underserved waste streams; self-haul, commercial dry waste, and C&D waste materials that could be addressed with a robust recycling center and program.

Republic Services of Sonoma County employs 26 employees. They proudly serve over 265 commercial customers as well as thousands of residents throughout the year. Republic also operates the Central Landfill and five transfer stations in the County of Sonoma.

Known as the Blue PlanetTM sustainability initiative, Republic is defining its approach to corporate social responsibility through reduced emissions from operations, materials management, safety, community engagement, and employee growth opportunities. Republic collects and processes approximately five million tons of recyclables per year at 64 recycling centers nationwide.

To view Republic’s Sustainability Report, go to https://www.republicservices.com/sustainability.

 

About Republic Services

Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through its subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for its 14 million customers. We’ll handle it from here.TM, the brand’s promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue PlanetTM for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.

 

Waste Pro Opens New MRF in Manatee County, Fla.

MRF-1-770-2The facility originally opened in 2008 after a major renovation.

Waste Pro opened a new 14,000-sq.-ft. material recovery facility at its regional operations center in Sarasota, Fla.

“Waste Pro’s expansion is a wonderful addition to the southern end of Manatee County,” Manatee County Commissioner Robin DiSabatino said in a statement.

The facility originally opened in 2008 after a major renovation.

“We are proud to have partnered with Manatee County on this recycling initiative,” Waste Pro Division Manager Sean Jennings said in a statement.  “We are committed to the community and are excited about the long term effects this will have on improving the quality of life for the residents in Manatee County.”

The project is a direct result of the need to process the large volume of recycled materials collected curbside by Waste Pro’s vehicles.  “The convenience and larger capacity of the new recycling carts has increased the overall amount of recyclables,” Waste

The SRQ Material Recovery Facility was designed by Tom Walter of the Walter Group of Sarasota and constructed by Metropole Construction of Fort Myers. The MRF is equipped to deal with Manatee County’s conversion to single-stream recycling, which went into effect last October. The facility will be processing up to 2,000 tons of mixed glass, metals, plastics, paper and cardboard, per month, from residential and commercial sources throughout unincorporated Manatee County.

CP Group Teams Up with RMG, a Local San Diego MRF Operator

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High-tech, High-efficiency 15 TPH Commercial Single Stream Recycling System

SAN DIEGO, CA (January 30, 2017) – Resource Management Group (RMG), a San Diego-based materials management and recycling services provider, recently opened a new material recovery facility (MRF). Designed and installed by CP Group, the recycling system features MSS CIRRUS® optical sorting technology and is designed for both commercial and multi-family single stream processing.

“At RMG, we are very proud to be the first MRF built in the City of San Diego in over 16 years. We look forward to playing a larger role as a solution provider in support of the City’s recycling ordinance and the state of California’s mandated diversion goals,” says Armen Derderian, President and Chief Executive Officer of RMG.

Derderian continues, “Our focus now is to grow our commercial and multi-family single-stream volumes while still achieving high recovery rates. CP’s System Engineers had to deal with a number of challenges, like the diversity of the incoming material streams and significant space limitations. But they delivered. We are pleased with our system and its capabilities.”

The majority of the system input is a blend of commercial and multi-family single stream materials, including OCC, OMP, and plastic film. After loading onto the incline conveyor, the material goes through a manual pre-sort station where any over-size items are removed. The 3-deck CP OCC Screen recovers cardboard, and a CP Glass Breaker Fines Screen removes <2″ fines. The remaining material enters the MSS CIRRUS® optical sorter which is set up in a dual-eject configuration and positively ejects containers and fiber materials. This system is able to achieve a higher than 90% diversion with minimal manual sorting.

“This is a unique system in the way we use optical sorting technology to handle and sort fiber,” says Terry Schneider, President and Chief Executive Officer of CP Group. “Our team at CP Group has enjoyed working so closely with RMG to help them reach their diversion goals. They are a very progressive company.”

The MSS CIRRUS® sensing technology features heavily in the success of the system. It allows the operator to select the different types of materials that should be targeted for ejection.

In standard operation mode for this facility, the CIRRUS® positively identifies and extracts all containers (PET, HDPE, mixed plastics bottles, UBC and tin cans) into the first eject chute, and all mixed paper into the second eject chute, while allowing the residue to fall into the negative pass-through. Because a high percentage of the commercial and multi-family input stream consists of single sheets of paper as well as flexible packaging (plastic film), MSS’s proprietary air-assist system is installed to ensure proper material handling on the high-speed conveyor belt and through the detection and ejection zone.

 

About RMG:

The Resource Management Group, Inc was founded in 1994, and is a full-service waste and recyclable commodities solution company headquartered in San Diego, California. Focusing on being an environmental conscious company, RMG provides turn-key, nationwide corporate recycling services.

 

 

MSS Optical Sorters Updates Wire and Color Sorting Technologies

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L-VIS® Optical Sorter Receives Upgrade with ColorMask™ and WireHawk™ Technologies

 

Nashville, TN (September 20, 2016)MSS, Inc., the optical sorter division of the CP Group, is introducing two technology updates for its L-VIS® high-resolution color and shape optical sorter.

ColorMask™ is MSS’s proprietary illuminated reference technology and is featured in all L-VIS® units. The most recent design update features improved sorting accuracy for materials with difficult colors and weak contrast, like dark green circuit boards and black insulated wires.

l-vismodifiedThe L-VIS® analyzes materials in flight over the ColorMask™ illuminated reference which is adjustable in color and light intensity for maximum contrast and accuracy.

“The L-VIS® continues to handle increasingly challenging materials,” says Felix Hottenstein, MSS Sales Director. “The improved ColorMask™ technology now allows our customers to utilize L-VIS® in even more sorting applications.”

MSS has also updated WireHawk™, the software algorithm behind the company’s patented wire shape identification technology specifically designed for electronic and automotive scrap applications. WireHawk™ recognition for L-VIS® provides customers with increased recovery rates for even the smallest and thinnest wires, resulting in higher returns for high-value commodities.

Greg Thibado, MSS Vice President, says, “We are very excited with the additional capabilities and flexibility that the combination of the ColorMask™ and WireHawk™ technologies bring to the L-VIS® platform. We expect our customers to see an uptick in paybacks on the equipment.”

As with all MSS optical sorters, additional identification capabilities can be added with MSS’s latest version of its induction sensor, the MetalSort™ II. Further fine-tuned sorting of ferrous, non-ferrous, and stainless steel is made possible in combination with the color and shape sorting capabilities of the L-VIS®.