CP Group Earns MRF of the Month with Casella Rutland

Source: Resource Recycling single stream system

Located roughly in the middle of the Green Mountain State, 45 miles west of New Hampshire and 20 miles east of New York state, Rutland, Vermont is also home not only to the Casella Zero-Sort Recycling Facility upgraded just over a year ago, but is also the headquarters of the owner of the MRF, Casella Waste Systems.

The 58,000-square-foot recycling facility manages materials collected from a variety of residential subscription, commercial and municipal customers throughout Vermont, eastern New York and western New Hampshire. The materials, which are approximately 70 percent fiber and 22 percent commingled containers, are primarily collected from single-stream programs, though some materials come from dual- or multi-stream collection programs.

The facility’s 15 tons-per-hour separation system, designed, built and installed by CP Manufacturing, Inc., has three lines: a mixed fiber line, one for newspaper sortation and a comingled container line. The system includes OCC and mixed paper screens, a Harris Badger baler, a Javelin eddy current separator and a Dings Mag Drum magnet wheel. The company expects to process over 30,000 tons of materials in 2013.

Material Recovery Facility
The MRF has an average residue rate of 8 percent and when asked what the biggest issue the facility has to deal with, Casella’s director of marketing, Marc Okrant, said “Though film or plastic bags can be difficult to handle, at the Rutland MRF we’ve become very effective at collecting and baling them for market.”

When the facility was built, the building was retrofitted for energy savings, including installing occupancy sensors for all internal and external lighting. Okrant also noted that the company will soon be adding capacitors to the MRF in order to conserve energy during daily start-up.

“Under Vermont’s recently-enacted recycling legislation, Act 148, haulers will be required to offer recycling along with trash pick-up and municipalities will be required to have public recycling receptacles alongside trash receptacles,” said Okrant. “Having single-stream processing with ample capacity provides a convenient recycling outlet for the additional materials to be extracted from the waste stream in order to comply with the new law.” The Rutland, Vermont’s Casella Zero-Sort Recycling Facility has 25 full-time employees working one shift five days a week.

Technical Specifications:

Location:
Rutland, Vermont
Start-up date:
November 2011
Number of processing lines:
Three
Throughput:
15 tons per hour
Tons of material expected to
be processed in 2013:
Over 30,000 tons
Residue rate:
An average of 8 percent

CP Group Earns MRF of the Month with ReCommunity Beacon

ReCommunity Beacon

 Source: Resource Recycling

Located just 90 miles south Albany, Beacon, New York was once known as the “Hat-Making Capital of the U.S.,” with nearly 500 hat factories operating inside the city’s borders at one time. While those hat factories are long gone, the city is home to one new industrial facility – ReCommunity Beacon, a brand-new $7.5 million, 52,000-square-foot materials recovery facility.

The new MRF receives single-stream curbside and commercial recyclable materials from throughout the Greater Hudson Valley, including Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Orange and Putnam counties, as well as parts of southwest Connecticut.

The brand-new facility features a 25 tons-per-hour, automated single-stream system, designed and manufactured by CP Manufacturing, with

one processing line and the additional capacity to process single line items directly to the baler, according to the company.

The MRF expects to process 57,000 tons of recyclables in 2012, with an estimated 90,000 tons expected to be processed in 2013. The material mix feeding into the facility is approximately 48 percent fiber and 52 RR | May 2012 15 percent containers, and the MRF boasts a 7.2 percent residue rate.


“The haulers that come to our facility couldn’t be happier as we have two scales to accommodate both incoming and outgoing trucks, five shipping docks and five tip-hall doors with a wide-open floor plan to ensure an efficient turnaround,” says David Kahn, ReCommunity Beacon plant manager. “We are very pleased with the performance of the state-of-the-art equipment – which successfully passed all acceptance tests with flying colors – and staff here as we focus on safety and producing quality products.”

ReCommunity Beacon employs 30 workers, running one shift, Monday through Friday, five days per week.

 

 

Technical Specifications*

ReCommunity Beacon

Location:
Beacon, New York

Start-up date:
April 23, 2012

Number of processing lines:
One single processing line, with added capacity to process single line items directly to the baler

Throughput:
25 tons per hour

Tons of material processed in 2012 (anticipated):
Approximately 57,000 tons and 90,000 tons expected in 2013

Residue rate:
7.2 percent

 

CP Group Earns MRF of the Month with ReCommunity Beacon

ReCommunity Beacon

 Source: Resource Recycling

Located just 90 miles south Albany, Beacon, New York was once known as the “Hat-Making Capital of the U.S.,” with nearly 500 hat factories operating inside the city’s borders at one time. While those hat factories are long gone, the city is home to one new industrial facility – ReCommunity Beacon, a brand-new $7.5 million, 52,000-square-foot materials recovery facility.

The new MRF receives single-stream curbside and commercial recyclable materials from throughout the Greater Hudson Valley, including Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Orange and Putnam counties, as well as parts of southwest Connecticut.

The brand-new facility features a 25 tons-per-hour, automated single-stream system, designed and manufactured by CP Manufacturing, with

one processing line and the additional capacity to process single line items directly to the baler, according to the company.

The MRF expects to process 57,000 tons of recyclables in 2012, with an estimated 90,000 tons expected to be processed in 2013. The material mix feeding into the facility is approximately 48 percent fiber and 52 RR | May 2012 15 percent containers, and the MRF boasts a 7.2 percent residue rate.


“The haulers that come to our facility couldn’t be happier as we have two scales to accommodate both incoming and outgoing trucks, five shipping docks and five tip-hall doors with a wide-open floor plan to ensure an efficient turnaround,” says David Kahn, ReCommunity Beacon plant manager. “We are very pleased with the performance of the state-of-the-art equipment – which successfully passed all acceptance tests with flying colors – and staff here as we focus on safety and producing quality products.”

ReCommunity Beacon employs 30 workers, running one shift, Monday through Friday, five days per week.

 

 

Technical Specifications*

ReCommunity Beacon

Location:
Beacon, New York

Start-up date:
April 23, 2012

Number of processing lines:
One single processing line, with added capacity to process single line items directly to the baler

Throughput:
25 tons per hour

Tons of material processed in 2012 (anticipated):
Approximately 57,000 tons and 90,000 tons expected in 2013

Residue rate:
7.2 percent

 

CP Group Earns MRF of the Month with Advanced Disposal GA

Advanced Disposal Recycling Services

 Source: Resource Recycling

Serving metro Atlanta and located in Forsyth County, Georgia, one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S., the brand-new materials recovery facility in Alphretta is the 10th for Advanced Disposal, which operates throughout the Southeast.

The $5 million, 34,000 square-foot facility built by the CP Group will process single-stream materials collected curbside from approximately 100,000 households in the region. The MRF also receives cardboard and other recyclables from commercial sources in the region.

The processing line for the MRF was designed, manufacturing and has a throughput of a dozen tons per hour, at capacity.

Advanced Disposal estimates that the Alpharetta MRF will process 30,000 tons this year, making it one of the largest in the region. “Most of the product brought in is processed and baled the same day, and shipped off within days after being delivered to the recycling facility,” according to Katrine Strickland, marketing manager for the company.

Around 60 percent of the material processed by the MRF is fiber, with the difference comprised of commingled containers and other materials. Plastic bags are the biggest issue facing the facility, as it is for most MRFs.

The Advanced Disposal Recycling facility runs two shifts, five days per week, employing 44people.

 

Technical Specifications*

Advanced Disposal Recyling Services Atlanta, LLC

Location:
Alpharetta, Georgia

Start-up date:
January 18, 2012

Number of processing lines:
One

Throughput:
12 tons per hour

Tons of material expected to be processed in 2012:
Approximately 30,000 tons

Residue rate:
5 percent

 

CP Group Earns MRF of the Month with Advanced Disposal GA

Advanced Disposal Recycling Services

 Source: Resource Recycling

Serving metro Atlanta and located in Forsyth County, Georgia, one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S., the brand-new materials recovery facility in Alphretta is the 10th for Advanced Disposal, which operates throughout the Southeast.

The $5 million, 34,000 square-foot facility built by the CP Group will process single-stream materials collected curbside from approximately 100,000 households in the region. The MRF also receives cardboard and other recyclables from commercial sources in the region.

The processing line for the MRF was designed, manufacturing and has a throughput of a dozen tons per hour, at capacity.

Advanced Disposal estimates that the Alpharetta MRF will process 30,000 tons this year, making it one of the largest in the region. “Most of the product brought in is processed and baled the same day, and shipped off within days after being delivered to the recycling facility,” according to Katrine Strickland, marketing manager for the company.

Around 60 percent of the material processed by the MRF is fiber, with the difference comprised of commingled containers and other materials. Plastic bags are the biggest issue facing the facility, as it is for most MRFs.

The Advanced Disposal Recycling facility runs two shifts, five days per week, employing 44people.

 

Technical Specifications*

Advanced Disposal Recyling Services Atlanta, LLC

Location:
Alpharetta, Georgia

Start-up date:
January 18, 2012

Number of processing lines:
One

Throughput:
12 tons per hour

Tons of material expected to be processed in 2012:
Approximately 30,000 tons

Residue rate:
5 percent

 

CP Group Grand Opening of Wilco Recycling Single Stream System

CP Group installs 20TPH System in Taylor, TX

November 18, 2011

The CP Group, based in San Diego, CA, designed, manufactured and installed the highly automated 20 TPH single stream system for Wilco Recycling in Taylor, Texas. Wilco Recycling is locally owned and operated, serving Austin and the surrounding area.

“We are excited about opening this recycling facility,” says John Rabon, General Manager of Wilco Recycling.

The grand opening was on November 9th, and the system is now in full operation. The MRF is welcomed by the local communities. “We are proud that they decided to locate this facility in our area,” says the Honorable Don Hill, City of Taylor Mayor.

“This type of facility cannot be built without a lot of recyclables to be processed,” said Rabon, during his speech at the grand opening, while also thanking the surrounding communities and elected officials for their support.

“I appreciate the hard work of the city of Taylor and the Economic Development Corporation. This facility is one of the first of its kind in that it was not designed and built primarily for one major contracted city. This facility was created for the surrounding counties, giving the smaller communities preferential treatment they have not had in the past which is cost effective and environmentally positive,” says Rabon.

The 40,000 square foot facility is expandable to 65,000 square feet and is on 16 acres of land. It currently has the capacity to process 6,000 tons of recyclables per month with an expansion capacity to 10,000 tons per month.

“During my visit to the Wilco MRF I was pleased to see how the entire facility had come together and that the operators and maintenance personnel at the facility had taken ownership of the equipment. Together, with the cooperation and experience of both John Rabon and the CP engineering staff, we were able to design and build an excellent facility that will serve Wilco’s processing needs well into the future,” says John Willis, Vice President of the CP Group.

The CP designed system features metering technology, an OCC Screen, multiple fiber disc screens with patented disc technology, as well as a glass processing system. Also included is a CP container processing system, featuring an MSS optical sorter, magnetic separator and eddy current separator with automated silo storage. An IPS 2-ram baler completes the Wilco Recycling system, which has the potential capacity to expand to 30TPH system.

“We are thankful to CP for their flexibility that allowed us to finish this project on time,” says Rabon.

The CP Group, owned by CP Manufacturing, consists of CP, Krause Manufacturing, MSS, and IPS Balers. The CP Group is a major supplier of recycling processing systems for the solid waste, curbside, construction and demolition, green waste and e-waste industries. More information can be found at www.thecpgrp.com.