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Mid Valley Disposal Partners with CP Group to Open 35 TPH System

Technologically Advanced Single Stream and Commercial Recycling System   FRESNO, CA (May 31, 2016) – Mid Valley Disposal, a family owned recycling and hauling company, announces the grand re-opening of its Mid Valley Disposal Elm MRF in Fresno, California. Designed and manufactured by San Diego, California-based CP Group, the recycling system processes 35 tons an hour of residential and commercial material. The system start-up was April 26, 2017. “We are pleased to have partnered with CP Group and reinvested in the San Joaquin Valley,” says Jonathan Kalpakoff, VP of Mid Valley Disposal. “Increased processing capacity and the recovery of more recyclables will help with our commitment to increase diversion for the communities we serve. We selected CP Group because of their commitment to quality and being a California family business like us.” The original system was installed in 2001 and processed 20 tons an hour. Due to needs for increased capacity and better recovery, Mid Valley turned to CP Group, who supplied all the new processing equipment. The bunkers, silos, baling system and tip floor pit from the original system were reused in the existing building. “This system includes some of our latest recovery technologies, including glass processing and optical sorting technology,” says Ashley Davis, Director of Sales and Marketing at CP Group. “We are honored to work with Mid Valley on this project and bring this modern facility to Fresno. It is an integral part of the recycling capabilities offered to the county.” The advanced material recovery facility features three MSS optical sorters. The CIRRUS® FiberMax™ is used to remove film and other contaminants out of the fiber... read more

City of Buenos Aires Partners with CP Group to Open Single Stream Recycling System

System is Most Modern Recycling Facility in the Country of Argentina   The City of Buenos Aires, in partnership with San Diego-based CP Group, opened the most advanced recycling system in the country of Argentina. The new 10 TPH residential single stream recycling system began running last October in Villa Soldati, a neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Since then it has helped the city achieve its sustainability goals. “It’s the most modern recycling center in Argentina,” announced the Head of Government of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, at the inauguration of the plant in October 2016. “The city has improved a lot in the separation and treatment of recyclable waste,” he continued. “4 or 5 years ago nothing was separated. Today, this system is recovering 400 tons of dry materials per week, and that amount is expected to double to 800 tons per week in 2019.” The system features CP separation equipment, including the CPScreen™ for 2D/3D separation, MSS Aladdin™ optical sorter, CP Metering Drum, CP OCCScreen™, and CP Glass Breaker Screen with patented Cam-Discs™. The recycling system is part of the city’s Green Center, a program involved with recovering recyclable materials and providing education about waste treatment processes and its importance in Buenos Aires. “Throughout the entire process, the City of Buenos Aires has demonstrated environmental leadership as well as a long term commitment to developing a sustainable solution for capturing the valuable recyclables and diverting them from the landfill,” says Dirk Kantak, International Sales Director for CP Group.“Between the City of Buenos Aires, and our local Distributor (Coinsa Construcciones), we could not have asked for two better partners... read more

CP Group Unveils Virtual MRF at Waste Expo

Allows users to walk through full recycling systems using virtual reality   SAN DIEGO, CA (May 9, 2017) – CP Group, recycling solutions provider and equipment manufacturer based in San Diego, CA, unveil the Virtual MRF today at Waste Expo in New Orleans, LA. The Virtual MRF is a virtual reality simulation that uses two hand held controls and a virtual reality headset. The simulation allows users to explore every inch of a life-size computer-generated model of a material recovery facility (MRF) in real time. “This unlike anything that has been done before in our industry,” says Ashley Davis, Director of Sales and Marketing for CP Group. “Our Virtual MRF uses the most cutting-edge tech to provide our customers with a very concrete sense of what their facility will be like before anything is actually built. This technology has a lot of potential, not only for our sales force, but for our engineers, and we’re proud to be the first to bring it into the recycling equipment manufacturing industry.” CP Group will be running Virtual MRF demonstrations at their booth #3647 throughout Waste Expo, May... read more

CP Manufacturing celebrates 40 years of excellence in the recycling industry

CP 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... read more

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

New Advanced Sorting System Brings Increased Recycling Capability to Region SONOMA 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... read more

Waste Pro Opens New MRF in Manatee County, Fla.

The 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  Pro Regional Vice President Keith Banasiak said in a statement. 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 Manufacturing provided the equipment for the facility, including disc screens that detect and mechanically separate recyclables based on material, size and... read more

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

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... read more

MSS Optical Sorters Updates Wire and Color Sorting Technologies

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. The 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... read more

CP Group supplies system to award-winning MRF

For the third consecutive year, a facility with a CP Group system has received a SWANA Gold Award. SAN DIEGO, CA (August 3, 2016) – For the third year in a row, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has awarded the Gold Excellence Award in the Recycling Systems category to a recycling system developed by CP Group.   The 2016 Gold Excellence Award in Recycling Systems was won by Republic Services’ Southern Nevada Recycling Center, located in North Las Vegas, NV. The system features next-generation separation technology designed, manufactured and installed by CP Group. The massive 70 tons per hour recycling center, recognized as “North America’s largest and smartest residential recycling center” is capable of processing two million pounds of recyclables per day.   “The new system is a powerhouse,” says CP Group’s Patrick Nicol, Lead System Engineer of the system. “It is a dual-line recovery facility, designed to adapt to the ever-changing recycling stream. We are very proud of our partnership with Republic Services and applaud them for the investments made to advance recycling capabilities.”   “This Gold Award three-peat speaks for itself,” says Terry Schneider, President and CEO of CP Group. “Naturally, we’ve always believed our systems were far ahead of the curve. These awards are confirmation that the recycling industry agrees with us.”   CP Group’s previous award-winning systems include: Dem-Con single stream system (2015 Gold Award); PVT Land C&D recycling system (2015 Silver Award); and Republic Services’ Dallas/Fort Worth Recycling Center (2014 Gold Award).     The Excellence Awards will be presented at SWANA’s annual conference, WASTECON®, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, in... read more

Scott County, IA partners with CP Group to Install Single Stream MRF

Facility was redesigned to process single-stream recyclables. The Scott Area Recycling Center, Davenport, Iowa, recently hosted a grand reopening of its material recovery facility (MRF), which was updated earlier this year to process singe-stream recyclables. The MRF, originally opened in 1995 to process dual-stream recyclables, now can process 10 tons per hour of residential single-stream material. The equipment and changes to the facility were funded through a general obligation bond issued by Scott County that was secured with revenue agreements from theWaste Commission of Scott County and the cities of Davenport, Bettendorf and other commission members. The recycling equipment cost $3.1 million, which facility construction costing $4.6 million. The facility design team included Foth Infrastructure and Environment LLC, De Pere, Wisconsin; FEH Design, Sioux City, Iowa; and KJWW Engineering Consultants, Des Moines, Iowa. Tricon Construction Group, with locations in Dubuque and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the CP Group, San Diego, were responsible for facility construction. The MRF includes an OCCScreen to remove cardboard, a CPScreen to separate 2D material from 3D material, an overbelt magnet, an eddy current separator and a glass cleanup system from the CP Group. On hand for the ribbon cutting, along with members of the community and government officials, were Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and ISRI Paper Stock Industries Chapter members Midland Davis, headquartered in Moline, Illinois, and Pratt Industries, headquartered in Conyers, Georgia. Midland Davis has a long-term fiber marketing agreement with Scott County and recently partnered with Pratt Industries to purchase of much of the county’s paper. Within hours of curbside pickup, the paper is sorted, baled and shipped to Pratt’s new greenfield... read more

Right Away Disposal partners with CP Group, Opens Single Stream Recycling System

10 TPH Single Stream Curbside Residential System APACHE JUNCTION, AZ (July 27, 2016) – Right Away Disposal, an Arizona-based, locally owned and operated waste and recycling provider, recently opened a new McMRF®, a small material recovery facility (MRF) provided CP Group. The new system features improved system integration and new CP Group disc screens. CP Group worked with Right Away Disposal to engineer a McMRF® system design, utilizing both new and existing equipment. CP Group incorporated Right Away Disposal’s existing sort lines, conveyors, and a baler with new CP disc screens in order to automate the system, process a higher throughput, and recover more commodities. The new disc screens include a CP Glass Breaker Screen and a CPScreenTM, which both feature the patented CP Cam-DiscTM for the segregation of 2D from 3D material. A new CP OCCScreenTM was also installed. Terry Schneider, CEO of CP Group, says, “This facility shows how CP is able to blend existing equipment with our own to create a low-cost, highly effective solution.” Running 10 tons per hour, the new system is helping Right Away Disposal achieve its recovery goals for OCC fines, fiber, OMP, and containers. “Commodities are captured in cages rather than bunker silos,” says Schneider. “It’s another way we kept the system affordable while maintaining CP’s high standards of engineering and performance.” The system serves Apache Junction, AZ and surrounding communities.   ###   About Right Away Disposal Established in 2007, Right Away Disposal is a locally owned and operated Waste & Recycling provider based in Apache Junction, AZ. Whether it’s residential, commercial, or industrial service; RAD can fulfill any of... read more

CP Group director of sales and marketing receives 40 Under 40 award

Ashley Davis, director of sales and marketing for CP Group, San Diego, has been recognized with a place on Waste360’s first annual 40 Under 40 awards list, which the publication says showcases the next generation of leaders in the waste and recycling space who are shaping the future of the industry. “The Waste360 40 Under 40 awards program recognizes inspiring and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work in the waste, recycling and organics industry has made a significant contribution to the industry,” according to Waste360. “The winners are involved in every part of the waste and recycling industry, including haulers, municipalities, composters, recycling professionals, policymakers and product suppliers.” A panel of judges from Waste360 evaluated more than 400 nominations and consulted with an external advisor to select the 40 winners. The winners were announced at WasteExpo 2016, North America’s largest solid waste, recycling and organics industry event. Davis was presented with the award June 8 at the Waste360 40 Under 40 Reception, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Davis has been with CP Group for six years. Having spearheaded various initiatives in the marketing and sales departments, she has been recognized for her vision, creativity, determination and initiative, the company says in a news release. Last year, Davis was promoted to the title of director of sales and marketing, overseeing all marketing initiatives and managing all sales efforts for the company. In June, she received her executive MBA from San Diego State University. “Ashley and her generation are the future, not only of our company but of our industry,” says Terry Schneider, CEO and president... read more

CP Group Exhibits First-Ever “MRF Booth” at Waste Expo

Exhibit built by CP to introduce new disc, showcase live screen demo and full size CPScreen™ San Diego, CA—CP Group of Companies will exhibit an innovative booth made entirely of MRF equipment at Waste Expo, booth #2247, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The booth is a two-story 1,432 sq. foot structure designed and built by CP Group at their manufacturing facility in San Diego. CP Group designs and manufactures material recovery facilities and recycling equipment for the waste and recycling industry. “We are excited to showcase the first-ever tradeshow booth made entirely of material recovery facility equipment and infrastructure. It is the best way to show customers our equipment and manufacturing capabilities,” says Ashley Davis, CP Group’s Director of Sales and Marketing. The booth, made from CP’s own platforms and handrails, will showcase the precise fit and finish of the company’s material recovery facilities, infrastructure, and screens. “Rather than telling people about how well-built our MRFs are, we’re showing them. We are extremely pleased with the results and look forward to hosting guests on our observation deck during our CP happy hour,” says Davis. CP will showcase a live demo unit running various patented discs: CP Cam-Disc™ used in the Glass Breaker Screens (chromium alloy style); the CPScreen™(rubber style); and the brand new patented CP Helical-Disc™. The disc was patented earlier this year and Waste Expo will be the first introduction to the market. The Helical-Disc™ disc was created to eliminate wrapping on screens while achieving aggressive 2D/3D separation in multiple applications. The new disc will be placed in the CPScreen™ frame and will be used to segregate 2D from... read more

Equipment Innovations Give a Big Boost to Plastics Recycling

(This article originally appeared in the April 2016 edition of Plastics Engineering. Click here to read the original article.) EQUIPMENT INNOVATIONS GIVE A BIG BOOST TO PLASTICS RECYCLING From technology upgrades to equipment that deals with mounting problems with incoming materials, equipment manufacturers are providing solutions to help plastics recycling grow By Mike Verespej Two MSS Cirrus® optical sorters, with scan rates of over 300,000 pixels per second (photo courtesy of MSS Inc.). The growth in plastics recycling, the increased amount of contamination in bales, and the need for reclaimers to become more efficient to offset a tight pricing market are driving innovations in recycling equipment and technology. The innovations run the full spectrum of the recycling process from sorting, washing, cleaning, and drying to the production of the recycled flakes themselves. But with bale quality being still the most vexing problem for recyclers, much of the focus of innovation has been on ways to improve the efficiency of sorting equipment and finding better ways to deal with the full-wrap shrink sleeves on PET bottles that make it difficult to identify the resin underneath. “The technology is getting better on bottle sorting, infrared sorting, and flake sorting,” says Byron Geiger, president of Custom Polymers PET LLC, in Athens, Alabama. “You are getting better resolution on the optical cameras and better software on the electronics. “We are losing less PET in our sorting, so the new technologies are helping yields to some degree,” adds Geiger. “But overall, yields are down because bale quality has declined.” As Geiger explains, a lot of the innovations that have emerged have been in response to... read more

Lessons Learned Operating Las Vegas’ New Massive MRF

“Lessons Learned Operating Las Vegas’ New Massive MRF” was published as a feature article on April 15, 2016 on Waste360.com. Read the original article here: http://waste360.com/mrfs/lessons-learned-operating-las-vegas-new-massive-mrf It’s been five months since the opening of the 110,000-sq.-ft. Southern Nevada Recycling Center. The $35 million MRF is capable of processing two million pounds of recyclable material per day, or 70 tons per hour, and is expected to double recycling capacity in the area. Overall, the facility has the capacity to process 265,000 tons on an annual basis. The facility features dual sorting lines, each with a capacity to process 35 tons per hour. The setup means that even if one line goes down, the other can keep running. Although the center will largely process residential recycling, it also has the capability to process commercial and industrial streams and is designed to adapt as the composition of the recycling stream continues to evolve. The setup at the Southern Nevada Recycling Center includes five optical sorters that use 2D and 3D technologies to make material separation decisions in milliseconds. The center’s recycling systems also provide operators with an automated, touch screen control system, as well as tablet-based capabilities that allow for real-time systems management and monitoring, data acquisition and remote access. The capability to run the system off remote human machine interfaces (HMIs) is a change from how previous systems have been run. From tablets—on or off site—the facility’s managers have the ability to do things like re-set screens, adjust sorters and change the speeds of motors. The MRF is owned by Republic Services Inc. CP Group designed and manufactured the equipment. Waste360 spoke with... read more

MSS CIRRUS optical sorter achieves high score in independent study of shrink-sleeved PET bottles

MSS Inc., a world leading manufacturer of optical sorting equipment, recently achieved the highest average sorting performance against five competitors, in an independent study. The results of this study were presented at the APR Technical Forum in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 1st, 2016. The test was intended to determine whether a new type of polyolefin-based shrink label for PET bottles, manufactured by UPM Raflatac, could be commercialized in the current PET market with the existing infrastructure. The test also determined whether the labels could be properly separated both by resin and color. This testing was facilitated and performed by Plastics Forming Enterprises, LLC, an independent full service testing and R&D company serving the plastics, packaging, recycling and consumer products industries. The evaluation was carried out at the testing centers of six optical sorter manufacturers. The testing involved several trial runs of sample bottles, as well as other runs of sample bottles mixed in with random PET and Non-PET plastic bottles. The testing focused on the identification of PET bottles of various colors (substrate) behind the partially or fully sleeved label of various colors, and whether they could be positively or negatively sorted as separate categories. The MSS CIRRUS achieved the highest average test score (88.2%) amongst the six optical sorter manufacturers, as shown in the bargraph below. “This study further underlines that the MSS proprietary CIRRUS NIR + Color sensing and identification hardware and software are superior to other technologies, including NIR cameras and channelized scanners,” says Felix Hottenstein, MSS Sales Director. “And it does apply to flake sorting applications as well.” “The CIRRUS is MSS’s latest generation of high-resolution NIR,... read more

CP Group featured as MRF of the Month in Industry Publication

CP Group’s “largest and smartest recycling system in North America” is featured in the March 2016 issue of Resource Recycling.  Click here to view the PDF. Read full text below. Full Text from Resource Recycling, March 2016: In a region built on gambling, Republic Services has upped the ante on recycling. The nationwide hauler and MRF operator has opened a state-of-the-art MRF in North Las Vegas. The facility, called the Southern Nevada Recycling Center & Learning Center, has two lines capable of sorting a combined 70 tons per hour. More than 535,000 households in the Las Vegas metropolitan area now send their single-stream materials to the facility, which is expecting to sort about 175,000 tons this year. Commercial customers send materials in dual-streams or single-streams, depending on the client. The 110,000-square-foot facility uses equipment from the CP Group, including “an innovative glass cleaning system that is being introduced for the first time worldwide,” said Len Christopher, general manager for post-collection at Republic Services. The MRF sees a significant amount of glass because of the quantities generated by the city’s hotels and casinos. “The sophisticated system, created by the CP Group, uses advanced technologies and the principles of engineering and physics to increase glass recovery,” Christopher said. “The system passes materials through a tr  ommel screen, which removes glass fines – or tiny parti­cles – and other small debris. The materials continue through a rotating drum designed to agitate its contents. At one end of the drum, a large vacuum extracts any non-glass items. Meanwhile, denser material – clean glass – exits the drum at the other end, where it flows into a container... read more

Scott County, IA partners with CP Group to Install Single Stream MRF

Replaces dual stream system to increase recovery of recyclables & reduce waste to landfill Davenport, Iowa—Waste Commission of Scott County, Iowa (WCSC) partners with CP Group to decommission its existing dual stream recycling system and install a new single stream material recovery facility (MRF). The new MRF will help WCSC achieve its goal of recovering more recyclables throughout the county while minimizing solid waste going to landfill. The system’s targeted performance rate is capturing 95% or more of the recyclable material. “There is a lot of material to be processed,” says Kathy Morris, Director of the Waste Commission of Scott County. WCSC’s service area reaches 75,000 households throughout Scott County, the third largest county in Iowa. “Moving from dual stream recycling to single stream recycling will increase the quantity and variety of recyclables recovered in the WCSC’s service area,” adds Morris. The MRF will also bale plastics, cardboard, and other material from WCSC’s nearby Electronic Demanufacturing Facility. California-based CP Group has been selected by WCSC to decommission the old equipment and build, install, and start-up the new single stream recycling system, which will handle approximately 20,000 tons per year (or 10 tons per hour) of residential recyclable materials. New CP sorting equipment will be used in conjunction with both a new and an existing baler to create an integrated, cost-effective solution in WCSC’s existing building. “The installation is going very well,” says Morris. “We are pleased with the system design, and we appreciate the extent to which CP Group has been involved in the process. The CP team has been awesome to work with!” CP disc screen technology features... read more

Largest and Smartest Residential Recycling Center in North America

CP Group Technology Featured in Republic Services’ new Largest and Smartest Residential Recycling Center in North America A look at the sophisticated technology inside the facility Las Vegas, NV, (January 5, 2016) – CP Group, in partnership with Republic Services, Inc., unveiled a new, state-of-the-art recycling center at a grand opening ceremony on November 12.  The 110,000 square foot Southern Nevada Recycling Center has been dubbed by Republic Services as “the largest and smartest residential recycling center in North America.” The grand opening reception last November welcomed over 450 attendees to tour the facility and education center.   Site development constructed by Cambridge Companies and equipment installation by CP Group was completed in a remarkable 12 months, from the groundbreaking in November 2014 to the grand opening at the end of 2015. CP Group engineered the residential and commercial single-stream processing system, capable of processing two million pounds of recyclable material per day, or 70 tons per hour. This capability is expected to double recycling capacity throughout Clark County, Nevada.   Engineered Solutions   The facility features dual 35 TPH sorting lines. The dual lines system provides operational flexibility. Republic is able to process one or both lines, and is capable of bypassing certain parts of the system when running different material types. The center will largely process residential recycling and has the capability to process commercial and industrial streams. This built-in flexibility allows the system to adapt as the composition of the recycling stream continues to evolve.   “There are scales throughout the system,” says Terry Schneider, CEO of CP Group. “[The incoming tonnage] can be calculated on... read more

Bay Counties Retrofits Sunnyvale, CA, Mixed Waste MRF

New Equipment Improves Recovery of Aluminum, PET, and Organics   Sunnyvale, CA—Bay Counties Waste Services (BCWS) of Sunnyvale, CA, retrofitted the Sunnyvale Materials Recovery and Transfer (SMaRT) Station’s MSW system. The MRF was originally installed in 2009 and the retrofit was completed in May, 2015. The retrofit and phased installation took 6 weeks and was completed by equipment manufacturer, CP Group, of San Diego, CA. The system currently receives approximately 760 tons of MSW, 126 tons of green waste, and 82 tons of residential curbside material per day. BCWS’s retrofit objective was to increase recovery of containers. “The retrofitted system has increased our recovery rates dramatically for all of our commodities while maintaining our material quality,” says Jeff Nabhan, Facilities Manager for BCWS at the SMaRT Station®. The results of the retrofit consist of a 65% increase in recovery of organics, 98.8% recovery of previously missed aluminum cans, and 97.9% recovery of previously missed PET. “Major retrofits are often more complex than new projects, clients place a lot of trust in us to get their system running with as little downtime possible,” says Omneya Salem, Senior Manager of Project Management and Engineering, CP Group. “Considering material recovery goals are critical to a client’s economic pro-forma projections, Bay Counties placed a lot of trust in CP’s approach. I’m happy to be part of the team that met and exceeded those initial client expectations,” Salem continues. The system retrofit consisted of the installation of 2 new CPScreens on the MSW line for the separation of 2D paper, films, and residue from 3D containers and bulky waste. A new MSS CIRRUS optical... read more

Dem-Con MRF wins Gold Excellence Award in Recycling

CP Group is pleased to announce that our Dem-Con MRF has been awarded the gold medal in the 2015 SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America)Excellence Awards in Recycling Systems. DemCon’s single stream MRF in Shakopee, MN, is one of the largest systems of its kind in the state. Read the award winning entry... read more

PVT Land, Co system wins Silver Excellence Award in Recycling

CP Group is pleased to announce that the CP-built system owned by PVT Land, Co system has been awarded the silver medal in the 2015 SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) Excellence Awards in Recycling Systems.  The C&D waste to-energy facility in Honolulu, Hawaii is the only integrated solid waste management facility for C&D waste in its county. Read the winning submission... read more

Burlington County celebrates grand opening of new single-stream recycling system

At a rate of 35 tons per hour, the system provides a more efficient recycling process for 162,000 households in Burlington County while employing individuals with disabilities MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (April 28, 2015) –The Occupational Training Center (OTC) and Burlington County officials held a grand opening celebration on Monday of the new single-stream recycling system at the Robert C. Shinn, Jr. Recycling Center in Mount Holly. Burlington County’s Regional Recycling Program is funded by the Board of Chosen Freeholders and serves approximately 162,000 households from within 40 municipalities. More than 75 attended the celebration which included guided tours of the system which processes 35 tons of recyclable materials per hour. Equipment for the system was designed and manufactured by San Diego-based CP Group. “Studies show that single stream brings with it an increase of 10 percent or more in recycling,” said Joseph Bender, Executive Director of OTC. “At a rate of 35 tons per hour, the new single stream system is capable of processing 60,000 tons per year, meeting the needs of county recyclers for the next 15 to 20 years.” The single stream system allows residents to place recyclable paper, cardboard, glass, steel, aluminum and plastic containers into one recycling bin. The materials are later sorted at the Recycling Center using state of the art technology including special screens and optical sorters which are used to separate the various items and materials. “The implementation of a single stream recycling process in Burlington County shows our strong commitment to protecting the environment using the most current technology available,” said Bruce Garganio, Deputy Director of Burlington County Board of Chosen... read more

PVT Land Co. to turn C&D debris into renewable fuel

  PVT Land Co., a landfill based in Nanakuli, Hawaii, has dedicated a new reclamation and recycling system for demolition debris. The system, designed and installed by San Diego-based CP Group, was introduced to state and city dignitaries and community leaders at a ceremony at the PVT facility on Nov. 19, 2014. Each day, roughly 1,775 tons of debris enters the 135-acre facility. Up to 80 percent is recycled, with more than 50 percent of the debris now being converted into feedstock for future use in renewable energy production. Instead of being buried in the landfill, the debris is being transformed into a renewable fuel that can be burned to create steam to drive turbines in some of Oahu’s power plants or to produce power or used in a manufacturing process that burns the feedstock to produce synthetic natural gas, which would be used to power generators to produce electricity for the Hawaiian Electric Company to distribute through its power grid. “Today marks an important step in our evolution from a landfill to a world-class integrated waste management facility for construction and demolition materials to one of the top recycling operations of its kind in the nation,” says PVT President Albert Shigemura.” Operating at full capacity, the PVT recycling system can process up to 900 tons of feedstock per day. When converted through gasification, that much feedstock would fuel the production of enough energy to power 12,000 homes. In addition to the debris that is transformed into feedstock, the majority of the remaining 50 percent of materials entering the PVT facility are also recycled, including 42 tons of metals... read more

Republic Services to Build the Nation’s Largest Residential Recycling Complex

The Southern Nevada Recycling Complex will Feature an Interactive Learning Center LAS VEGAS (Nov. 6, 2014) – Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today that its subsidiary Republic Silver State Disposal, Inc. has started construction on a new recycling facility that when complete will double residential recycling capacity in southern Nevada. The new 110,000 square foot facility will be home to highly advanced recycling technologies, and will be built next to an existing 88,000 square foot facility. The increased capacity is expected to make the Southern Nevada Recycling Complex the largest residential recycling complex in the nation. “This is a special day for the City of North Las Vegas, Clark County and customers throughout Southern Nevada,” said Tim Oudman, area president of Republic Services. “It is fitting that a recycling complex of this magnitude is coming to Las Vegas. Southern Nevada is home to considerable natural beauty, and this community is deeply committed to sustainability. We are truly proud to invest in a recycling complex that will help preserve the local environment for future generations, and enable customers to meet or exceed their recycling goals.” Construction at the Southern Nevada Recycling Complex is expected to create 80 new jobs between project partners Cambridge Construction, CP Group, and EV&A. The Complex is scheduled to begin operations in fall 2015, and is expected to eventually employ 180 full-time personnel. “The City of North Las Vegas is proud to be the future home of the nation’s largest residential recycling complex,” said John J. Lee, mayor of North Las Vegas. “Our community will take tremendous pride in this complex and its contributions to... read more

Terry Schneider named Chief Executive Officer of CP Global

Former CEO Bob Davis named Chairman of the Board San Diego, CA (Oct. 28, 2014) – CP Global, the umbrella brand and parent company for CP Group (CP Manufacturing, Krause Manufacturing, MSS, and Advanced MRF), IMS Electronics,  IMS Recycling, and Handy Metal Mart, has named Terry Schneider President and Chief Executive Officer. His predecessor, the owner of CP Global, Bob Davis, has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors.   Bringing 25 years of experience and expertise to his new role, Schneider has an extensive background in the solid waste and recycling industry. For the last 2 years he assumed the role of CP Group’s President/COO. His former positions before joining CP Group were with Republic Services, leading their Corporate Recycling Operations Group, as well as Market Development where he led the Rail Operations Group.   “Over the past several years we have achieved remarkable growth and we require a high level of professionalism and organization to maintain and manage further growth with stability over the coming years. Terry has displayed the precise combination of high leadership and technical skills, along with the vision, drive, and moral compass required of a true leader,” says Davis.   Davis had been running the companies since his father and founder, Charles M. Davis, passed nearly 30 years ago. As Chairman, Davis will stay heavily involved in operations of all of the companies, with focus on design and mechanical engineering of CP Group’s advanced sort systems.   “I am very excited to transition into my new role and work with all of the CP Global companies. This is a pivotal time for us... read more

CP’s parent brand identity changes

IMS Group rebrands as CP Global CP Group’s parent company announces new name and logo   SAN DIEGO, CA (Sept. 9, 2014) – CP Global, the umbrella brand for CP Group (CP Manufacturing, Krause Manufacturing, MSS, and Advanced MRF), IMS Electronics, IMS Recycling, and Handy Metal Mart, is proud to announce the debut of its new name and logo. Formerly known as IMS Group, CP Global is a group of related companies under common ownership involved in various recycling and waste management industries. The rebrand to CP Global more accurately reflects the status and direction of the family of companies.   “We chose to integrate CP into our new and modernized corporate umbrella brand. Thanks to the success of CP Manufacturing and the CP Group of companies, CP’s brand has international name recognition, competitive market share, and a truly global customer base. We are leveraging CP’s brand recognition with this change, as it is our largest and most well-known entity,” says Ashley Davis, Marketing Manager of CP Global.   “The new logo contains the same orbit found in the CP Group logo— symbolic of a blue planet and a green movement. The word ‘global’ encompasses our various brands while also reflecting our international reach and asserting our commitment to environmental sustainability,” Davis continues.   The companies that make up CP Global go back 60 years. IMS Recycling, founded by Charles M. Davis in 1954, is the oldest company under the CP Global brand. Davis went on to found Handy Metal Mart in 1964 and CP Manufacturing in 1977. In 1999, IMS Electronics Recycling was formed for the special handling... read more

Advance Disposal Co. opens 50tph MSW MRF in California

CP Group upgrades existing MSW MRF HESPERIA, CA, August 27, 2014 – Advance Disposal Company, Inc., a privately owned hauler and MRF operator in Southern California, reopened their newly upgraded MSW MRF featuring equipment and design by CP Group .The grand opening ceremony was held at the end of May. CP Group worked with Advance Disposal to redesign and retrofit their 21- year old MRF sorting system, which previously handled 20TPH, to now process 50TPH. The MRF is now operating on one extended shift instead of two due to the increased throughput. “Twenty years ago, Advance Disposal constructed one of the first mixed material processing MRFs in California. When we needed to upgrade, we turned to CP Group because of their experience in mixed waste processing, and ability to integrate the new equipment into our existing system and floor space. They did a fine job of planning the installation so that we were able to continue operations with a minimum of down time,” says Sheila Bath, President of Advance Disposal. CP Group decommissioned the old equipment which included an infeed conveyor and shaker screen, while leaving the sort station to be reused in the new system. Advance continued to operate the existing system while the new machinery was installed. Operation shutdown time was minimal due to creative design and strategic project planning by the CP Group, and an innovative transitional operations plan by Advance. The new equipment installed to increase the system throughput and boost material recovery levels includes the CP Metering Drum, CP Trommels, Overbelt Magnets, CP Scalping Screen, CP GlassBreaker Screen, 2 CPScreens with proprietary cam-disc screening... read more

North Texas Recycling Complex Earns Top Industry Award for Recycling Excellence

Winner of Solid Waste Association of North America’s Gold Award GRAPEVINE, Texas (Aug. 26, 2014) – Republic Services’ North Texas Recycling Complex was named winner today of the Solid Waste Association of North America’s Gold Award for Recycling Excellence. The Award recognizes a North American facility with the most outstanding environmental and economically sound solid waste management practices, and that demonstrates innovation in recycling technologies and processes. The Award is being presented this morning at WASTECON, an annual industry conference held this year at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center.                     “This is a tremendous honor for our employees, and it is important recognition for their incredibly hard work,” said Keith Cordesman, area president of Republic Services. “This Complex began operations last summer, and in one year it has become recognized as a standard for recycling excellence throughout North America. We are grateful to our customers for their enthusiastic response to increased recycling options, and to our city, county and commercial partners for their strong support from the start. Together, we have made this Complex a source of pride for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.”   The North Texas Recycling Complex is home to a technologically advanced single-stream recycling system powered by 150 high-efficiency motors. Designed by The CP Group, the system utilizes a highly-automated Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition capability, which enables operators to continually monitor the material sorting process, and automate the baling and storage of finished commodities. The system is capable of processing more than 500 tons of materials per day, or more than 140,000 tons of... read more

Dem-Con featured in Recycling Today, August 2014

    The forward-thinking approach of Dem-Con Cos.’ management has allowed it to incorporate single-stream recycling into an already extensive integrated waste management campus in Minnesota.   Dem-Con selected the CP because the U.S.-based company rated highly in terms of customer service, attention to details and value.   Read the full article... read more

Avis Industrial Acquires IPS Balers from CP Manufacturing

Avis and CP Group form strategic international distributorship   UPLAND, Ind., August 4, 2014 — Avis Industrial Corporation, a privately-held company with ten subsidiaries throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, announces the acquisition of IPS Balers, Inc. in Baxley, Georgia.   IPS Balers, Inc. is a manufacturer of ferrous, non-ferrous, plastics, and mixed fiber balers. IPS has been providing balers and conveyors to the recycling industry for nearly two decades. Since 2008, IPS was a part of the CP Group of Companies, an international manufacturer of material recovery facilities and equipment including disc screens, trommels, optical sorters and other material separation and recovery equipment.   With this acquisition, IPS becomes the third baler company in the Avis Industrial holdings and joins The American Baler Co. and The Harris Waste Management Group, Inc. Avis subject companies manufacture and sell shears, shredders, and compactors among other products in the recycling industry.   Leland Boren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Avis Industrial states, “We are pleased to add IPS to our baler manufacturing companies. The features that are exclusive to IPS machines, including the pre-compression lids, hinge sides, and bale-tie two rams, are innovative and allow us to meet the requirements of even more customers in the recycling industry.”   In conjunction with this sale, Avis Industrial is pleased to announce the naming of CP as a strategic international distributor, authorizing CP to sell all of the Avis lines of balers.   “Six years ago, CP acquired IPS to offer customers a complete package to our sort systems. Now, as a distributor for Avis, we will be able to offer... read more

Dem-Con starts up New 20TPH Single Stream Facility in Shakopee, MN

  Dem-Con Companies teamed up with San Diego-based CP Group to custom design and install a new 20 tons per hour single stream material recovery facility in Shakopee, MN. The new material recovery facility began operating in November of 2013 and serves the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota and has created over 50 new jobs. The system is housed in a new 60,000 square foot building and has the capacity to process 275 tons of recyclables a day, providing surrounding communities the opportunity to participate in single stream recycling. The Dem-Con team has implemented a unique forward-thinking educational room within the facility where community members, school children, and the public can view the recycling process in action. Dem Con understands the importance of education and has invested programs teaching how the facility works, what materials residents can and cannot recycle, and what residents can do to increase the amount they recycle. The new educational room contains a blown-up 16’X5’ 3D rendering of the system where the Dem-Con team can “walk” people through the system before they head out onto the site floor. It also contains an end market room that allows individuals to get hands-on experience while learning what materials can and cannot be recycled. “We are excited to provide these services to the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota and be an active part of increasing recycling rates and diverting more materials from landfills,” Bill Keegan, Vice-President Dem-Con. The highly advanced MRF with all equipment provided by the CP Group includes the latest in recycling equipment technology. The proprietary screening technology separates all fibers from containers, and the MSS... read more

Lorain Recycling Complex Hosts Open House

Source: Recycling Today Republic Services Inc., based in Phoenix, hosted an open house Sept. 17, 2013 at its Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex in Oberlin to showcase its recent investment in upgraded processing technology at the facility. The company says the upgrade demonstrates its commitment to the local community and the environment. “Through expansion and redesign, this impressive complex uses advanced sorting equipment to identify and separate materials, increasing efficiency and maximizing recycling efforts,” said Eric VanHouten, general manager of Republic Services in Elyria. “This investment shows Republic’s dedication to our local environment, creates sustainable jobs in the community and allows us to enhance and expand the recycling efforts made by our customers.” The upgrades included retrofitting the complex with advanced technologies from The CP Group, San Diego, that enable more efficient and cleaner sorting processes as well as minimizing the amount of residual waste. The newly upgraded complex has been designed to run at 35 tons per hour and can process 150,000 tons of recyclables per year, nearly triple the previous capacity. Technologies throughout the complex have been upgraded to include custom manufactured and installed conveyors, separation screens, magnets, eddy current operators, optical sorters and balers. In addition, the complex added 12,000 square feet of warehouse space. As a result of the upgrades, the complex now accepts additional types of recyclables, most notably plastics Nos. 1 through 7. Paper products, cardboard, glass, aluminum and steel are also accepted. The Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex serves customers from Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Lake, and Lorain counties. It originally opened in... read more

Republic Services Opens MRF in Texas

Source: Recycling Today Republic Services Inc., a Phoenix-based waste management and recycling company, has officially dedicated its newest material recovery facility in Fort Worth, Tex. The 90,000-square foot facility will service customers in Dallas, Denton, Parker and Tarrant counties. “We are proud of our community, and take to heart our role as responsible stewards of the local environment,” says Craig Mikolajchak, general manager of Republic Services in Fort Worth. “Innovation in recycling and waste solutions has arrived in the Metroplex. This facility will provide our customers and community with more efficient, clean and safe recycling options, and much needed capacity.” The MRF will collect and process all plastics marked 1 through 7, a wide range of paper, old corrugated containers, glass, aluminum and other recyclables. According to Republic, the facility has been built using what it says is a highly-automated Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system, which enables facility operators to continually monitor the materials sorting process, move 35 tons of materials per hour and automate the baling and storage of finished commodities. It has the capacity to sort and process incoming materials, and ship finished commodities to domestic and international markets. The MRF system was built by the CP... read more

Recycling Capacity Tripled at Northeast Ohio Materials Recovery Facility

The CP Group technology upgrades at the Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex have contributed to an increased recovery rate of recycled materials since March. OBERLIN, Ohio. – August 6, 2013 /PRNEWSWIRE/ –  The CP Group technology upgrades at the Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex in northeast Ohio have tripled recycling capacity in the first 100 days of operation. The $15 million technology and building upgrades will enable Republic Services, Inc., an industry leader in non-hazardous waste and recycling, to process as much as 150,000 tons of recycled materials at the Complex each year. The Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex is home to Republic Services’ state-of-the-art Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). In March 2013, The CP Group equipped the MRF with a technologically advanced Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) control package to provide operators with seamless plant-wide optimization and data acquisition tools. SCADA is a key component of the highly automated single-stream recycling system, which includes multiple high-tech screens, optical detection technology, air classification machinery, and high production balers. The SCADA control package utilizes cutting-edge Programmable Logic Controllers, with touch panels that enable MRF operators to more efficiently evaluate and track recycling output. It includes a belt scale which measures in real-time the processing rate of pre-sorted materials. It also provides operators with one pan-tilt-zoom camera, and three stationary cameras for a 360-degree eagle eye, high-definition view of the entire sorting system. “The Oberlin facility is an advanced sorting system using our latest technology in mechanical and optical units, and it is also the first complete system on the CP Group iMRF™ (intelligent MRF) platform.  The electrical control is seamless... read more

CP Group Earns MRF of the Month with ReCommunity Memphis

Source: Resource Recycling The City of Memphis, known as the final resting place of the King of Rock and Roll, the home of Sun Studios and Stax Records, as well as savory southern cooking, is also the home to Resource Recycling’s July 2013 MRF of the month. ReCommunity Memphis opened in 1996 and recently received a single-stream processing retrofit completed in January. The new equipment was designed, manufactured and installed by San Diego, California-based CP Group. At full capacity, the 20-tons-per-hour processing line is capable of managing upwards of 90,000 tons of material annually. In 2013, the MRF is expected to process 20,000 tons of material, up from from 2012’s total of 15,000 tons. The material mix for the facility is approximately 65 percent fiber and 35 percent commingled containers. The MRF handles recycables from over 850,000 residents participating in single-stream curbside collection and drop-off programs in the City of Memphis and the surrounding communities of Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Hernando, Lakeland, Olive Branch and Southaven. ReCommunity Memphis also processes many hard plastics, including large plastic toys, plastic lawn furniture and 5-gallon or larger plastic pails or containers. In addition, small plastic containers, Nos. 1-7, aseptic cartons and metal pots and pans are processed at the plant. ReCommunity Memphis also collects and processes commercial recyclable materials, leveraging its client-tailored collection programs, which have strengthened ties to the Memphis business community. The system managing that material includes CP-manufactured screens to handle OCC, newsprint and for separating fibers from containers. It also includes two MSS Aladdin optical sorters for separating and recovering plastics and cartons and a glass cleaner. The most common... read more

CP Group Earns MRF of the Month with Burrtec Victor Valley

Source: Resource Recycling Located in southwestern San Bernadino County at the southwestern edge of the Mojave Desert, Victorville, California is known as the “Key City of High Desert.” During the Gold Rush, the town provided shelter and supplies for travelers making their way across the desert from the east to San Bernadino. Now, the city of 115,000 is home to the Victor Valley Materials Recovery Facility, which processes recyclables for the cities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Victorville and San Bernardino County.   Owned by the Town of Apple Valley and City of Victorville, the MRF was constructed and equipped almost two decades ago by system revenue bonds issued by the Mojave Desert and Mountain Recycling Authority. Burrtec Waste Industries operates the 38,400-square-foot facility and provides collection services to the surrounding communities. The 20-tons-per-hour, single- stream processing line was designed and installed by CP Manufacturing and handles commingled materials from residential single-stream curbside collection. The facility processed just under 30,000 tons of recyclables in 2012, with a mix of 71 percent fiber and 27 percent containers. The MRF also manages source-separated materials from commercial entities, as well as operating a buy-back operation for California redemption value (CRV) containers of all types (aluminum, glass, PET, HDPE water jugs), as well as corrugated cardboard and newspaper. The facility’s “Recycle Alley” drop-off area also accepts unwanted end-of-life electronics, clean clothing and shoes, scrap metal, mixed paper and mixed bottles, cans and plastic containers and tubs, Nos. 1-7. The facility has many of same issues that most MRFs face, with nuisances such as plastic bags and other items that wrap around and jam... read more

ReCommunity Memphis Reopens MRF – Converted to Single Stream

ReCommunity and CP Group retrofitted Memphis MRF to single stream May 31, 2013 ReCommunity, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., converted its dual stream MRF in Memphis, TN, to a single-stream recycling facility. The largest pure-play recycler in the United States, ReCommunity chose the CP Group to design, manufacture, and install the new equipment in its existing 42,000 sq. ft. building. New system operations began in January. “We are committed to leading the Recovery Revolution™ for forward-thinking communities by repositioning waste as a strategic community resource instead of a growing liability,” says Sean Duffy, ReCommunity president and COO. “Our ability to create significant positive gains for our community partners hinges on leveraging world-class operational and design expertise for our facilities. Converting to single-stream makes recycling more convenient for residents and more likely to deliver economic, social and environmental impact for the community.” The modernized and upgraded system will process glass, aluminum, steel, plastic, newspapers, magazines and cardboard.  With the new technology, the system will automatically be able to capture OCC, PET bottles, cartons/aseptic containers, steel, aluminum and other materials. The single-stream upgrade of ReCommunity Memphis adds highly automated and technologically advanced machinery, resulting in less manual sorting and higher quality end-products. “The challenge of designing this system was to incorporate the maximum amount of existing machinery while retrofitting the system to incorporate all of the new machinery in the same building footprint. We rose to the challenge, and what we have today in Memphis is a real state-of-the-art recycling single stream facility that is driving results,” says Hans Ouellet, VP Sales/Marketing, CP Group of Companies. The system has a CP OCC... read more

CP Earns MRF of the Month with ReCommunity Tucson

Source: Resource Recycling  Just 60 miles north of the Mexico-U.S. border, the metropolitan area of Tuscon, Arizona is home to just under 1 million residents. And, located just outside of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, south of downtown, is also the city’s newest materials recovery facility, ReCommunity Tucson. The 60,000-square-foot MRF handles mostly single-stream collected recyclable materials from the region’s residents and multi-stream recyclables from area businesses. The facility was built to service ReCommunity’s service partner, the City of Tucson, in a very quick construction cycle – just 200 days from groundbreaking to processing materials. The MRF was designed, manufactured and installed by the CP Group, and features three-deck scalping screen, a three-deck OCC screen, a thre-edeck glass breaker screen, a glass clean-up system, an Eddy Current Separator, as well as conveyors and platforms engineered and produced by CP Manufacturing. It also has an MSS optical sorter and a two-ram baler supplied by IPS Balers. The system was designed by CP with the flexibility to grow in the future, such as the addition of another optical sortation device or another baler. The MRF also i ncludes a brand-new education center to promote recycling education and elevate community engagement. According to ReCommunity Tucson, the company is “constantly working to upgrade the facility and expand the list of acceptable items so we can divert more material from the landfill, and enable our community partner to generate more revenue and create more jobs.” ReCommunity Tucson has approximately 30 “team members” working one shift, five days per week. Technical Specifications: Location: Tucson, Arizona Start-up date: July 2012 Number of processing lines: One Throughput: 25... read more

CP Group Adds New Sr. Sales/Customer Solutions Manager

John Schultz brings more than 27 years’ experience in the waste and recycling industry to new position 3/11/13 The CP Group, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is proud to announce that John Schultz, formerly with Republic Services, has joined CP as its Sr. Sales/Customer Solutions Manager.   “John has an extensive history in the industry with many years of operator experience. We are fortunate to have someone of John’s caliber join our team. He will implement innovative solutions for our customers and assist them with running a very successful system”, states Terry Schneider, CP Group President/COO.   Prior to his appointment, Schultz started his 27 year long career with Smurfit Recycling and has held numerous operator, brokerage sales and mill procurement positions. He was most recently with Republic services, running multiple Florida recycling operations, and was instrumental in commissioning and operating a recent single stream facility. Schultz is a graduate of Western Illinois University with a BA in Business and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a degree in Business Administration.   Schultz’s role in his new position with the CP Group will include working directly with customers and CP’s design team to put an operational and commodity perspective to each customized design. From initial design layout, to start up, he will be part of the commissioning team that trains each customer on how to utilize CP’s advanced technologies and operate a successful system.   “It’s a great honor to be part of the CP Group team. The CP Group’s pioneering leadership in the industry and commitment to advancing MRF technologies provides all recycling operations... read more

CP Group Earns MRF of the Month with Casella Rutland

Source: Resource Recycling 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. 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... read more

The CP Group Re-Introduces the McMRF™

The McMRF™ has been redesigned to process single stream materials at 10TPH January 16, 2013 The CP Group, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is reintroducing the McMRF™. The McMRF™ is designed to handle, process, and separate single stream materials at approximately 10TPH. The CP Group has owned the trademark on the McMRF™ for years, and inherited the name when CP Manufacturing bought out Count Recycling in 2000. The McMRF™ was designed to process only containers when it was originally engineered. The CP Group has re-engineered the system for single stream materials, realizing the need for smaller sort systems in small communities that do not need a full-scale MRF, and still receive the benefits of a larger system- high quality machinery, recovery rates and material quality. Ray Howard, Sonoco Recycling’s President, says this about one of Sonoco’s smaller sort systems recently built and installed by the CP Group, “CP Group helped us design and build this system. No one else wanted to come into the small communities and put in a full scale MRF like this. What you see today is a system that can handle up to 3,000 tons a month- it is different, it is new, and it is doing a great job. It’s cleaner, it is modernized, and it is a state-of-the-art facility.” The McMRF™ is an affordable compact solution that can fit into a 20,000 square foot building with a 95-98% recovery rate. It is an energy efficient system optimized to operate with just a compact wheel loader and a forklift. “The McMRF™ is modular in design with field-proven equipment and our latest advances in machinery. It... read more

CP Group appoints Jarshire to represent in UK and European Market

December 19, 2012 The CP Group, San Diego, CA, and Jarshire, UK, announce their partnership with Jarshire, who will represent the CP Group in the United Kingdom and Europe, along with CPME, CP’s UK branch. “As what has been seen as huge vote of confidence in our business strategy, in late 2012 we announced that we had been appointed to represent  the CP Group, for its ranges of MRF and associated equipment in the UK”, said Nick Jobson, Director at Jarshire. The CP Group comprises CP Manufacturing, Krause Manufacturing, IPS Balers, MSS and Advanced MRF – each a leading manufacturer and supplier of separation and material recovery equipment and associated technology for the waste management and recycling industry. With a product range that runs from Single and Dual Stream recycling to complete Municipal Solid Waste turnkey systems, the CP Group is also the leading supplier of advanced automated processing and sorting for the Construction and Demolition, Commercial and Industrial, Waste-to-Energy, and Electronic Waste sectors. “This really is the next step in our development. From IPS Balers – the most extensive line of balers in the recycling industry with unmatched production for almost any material type, to CP Group’s equipment, we are now able to claim to be truly a one-stop shop in the MRF world”, Jobson continues. The appointment of Jarshire as a representative of the CP Group is a natural progression from Jarshire’s close association with IPS Balers, for whom we have been UK agents for the past seven years.  IPS Balers joined the CP Group team in 2009. IPS Balers designs and manufactures one of the most... read more

CP Manufacturing Relocates to a Newer and Larger Facility

CP plant expanding from a 50,000 sq. ft. facility to a 120,000 sq. ft. facility October 11, 2012 CP Manufacturing, San Diego, CA is proud to announce they are moving their offices and manufacturing plant to a new location and will begin operating at the new facility on October 15th. The new plant is more than double the size of the existing facility, going from 50,000 square feet to 120,000 square feet on 12 acres of land. “This move is necessitated by an increased demand for our equipment. We are very excited to make this next step in the evolution of our company as we continue to grow,” says Bob Davis, CEO and owner of the CP Group. The new facility, located at 6795 Calle de Linea, San Diego, CA 92154, is also the CP Group’s World Headquarters. The CP Group consists of 5 industry-proven companies: CP Manufacturing, Krause Manufacturing, MSS, IPS Balers and Advanced MRF, which each also have their own facilities. The CP Group was formed as a result of CP Manufacturing acquiring the other 4 companies over the past decade to expand their product line and services. Davis continues, “The new manufacturing plant includes modernized state-of-the-art fabricating equipment to stream-line the manufacturing process. We are able to refine our product line to reduce costs and continue to improve the fit and finish of our equipment.” CP Manufacturing, which was incorporated in 1977, continues to grow and evolve to proactively answer market demands in the recycling industry. CP Manufacturing introduced the world’s first aluminum can flattener and densifier, and grew to become one of the first companies... read more

CP Group Appoints New President and COO

Terry Schneider Assumes Position as President and COO of the CP Group’s 5 Companies October 2, 2012 The CP Group, headquartered in San Diego, CA is proud to announce that Terry Schneider, former Director of Post Collections at Republic Services, is the company’s new President and Chief Operations Officer. Schneider is joining the CP Group as John Willis’ replacement, as Willis is retiring after being with the company for 27 years.  Schneider comes with an extensive background in the solid waste and recycling industry, bringing 23 years of experience and expertise to the CP Group. At Republic Services, he most recently led the Corporate Recycling Operations Group. His previous role was in Market Development where he led the Rail Operations Group. “It is a pleasure and privilege to join the CP Group team at this point in their history. With the global demand for recycling services and aggressive sustainability efforts that are vital to many organizations, the challenges are exciting. We look forward to keying in on the customer experience with the latest recycling technologies along with innovative operational solutions,” says Schneider. As the new President and COO of the CP Group, Schneider will be responsible for overseeing sales, engineering, research and development and all other aspects of business operations and strategy of the 5 companies of the group: CP Manufacturing, Krause Manufacturing, MSS, IPS Balers and Advanced MRF.  Schneider will manage the VP’s of the 5 companies and work directly under Bob Davis, CP Group’s CEO and owner. Davis says, “I’m very excited that Terry has accepted the leadership role here at the CP Group. His background, training,... read more

ReCommunity and CP Group Tucson MRF now in Full Operation

New 25TPH Facility to Serve the Greater Tucson Area August 1, 2012 ReCommunity, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., has started up its Tucson, AZ, 25 tons-per-hour residential recycling system. The new recycling facility was designed, manufactured and installed by the CP Group. Installation was complete earlier in July and the facility is now in full operation. The system is designed to process 25TPH of newspaper, mixed paper, cardboard, beverage cartons, steel, aluminum and glass. “We are committed to Leading the Recovery RevolutionTM for forward-thinking communities by repositioning waste as a strategic community resource instead of a growing liability,” says Sean Duffy, ReCommunity’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Our ability to create significant positive gains for our community partners hinges on leveraging world-class operational and design expertise for our facilities.” Duffy continues, “Tucson is a gleaming example of the end result of combining ReCommunity’s operational expertise and knowledge with CP Group’s design flexibility and experience. The result is a well-designed plant that will serve the Tucson community for years to come.” The system includes advanced automated sorting capabilities that allow identification, separation and recovery of recyclables. The system features equipment and services from CP Manufacturing, MSS Inc, IPS Balers, and Advanced MRF, all divisions of the CP Group of companies. Josh Wagner, CP Group Project Manager for the Tucson facility says “The Tucson Plant runs on a dynamic mix of highly experienced ReCommunity operators and CP Group technology. The seamless plant start-up was due to the cooperation and teamwork of both ReCommunity and the CP Group. We look forward to the continued successful operation of this system, which we are exceedingly... read more

The CP Group Introduces and Releases a New Logo

New Logo Released to Represent the CP Group’s Growth and Strength as a Team June 19, 2012 The CP Group, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is proud to introduce the release of their new logo. The CP Group entity was formed in 2003 when CP Manufacturing acquired MSS. Since then, Krause Manufacturing, IPS Balers and Advanced MRF have joined the CP Group team, under common ownership. The new logo was created to represent the 5 companies of the CP Group as a strong, single entity, as the CP Group continues to grow and offer technologically advanced material recovery facilities and recycling equipment. Ashley Davis, Marketing Manager of the CP Group says, “We are very excited about the release of our new logo. If you look closely, you will see the symbolic meaning behind it — a blue planet with a green movement orbiting around the CP Group”. The CP Group has over 150 years combined experience in engineering, designing and manufacturing equipment, sorting systems, and intelligent energy-efficient control platforms. The CP Group offers their products and services internationally, and has 6 manufacturing locations and offices throughout the US and UK. Davis continues, “The CP Group is committed to, and has been for several decades, proactively watching market trends to develop and offer the most innovative technology and equipment to ensure our customers success. Our new logo represents our growth and strength as a Group”. The CP Group is the complete MRF provider, providing everything for Single Stream Recycling, Municipal Solid Waste, Front-End Waste to Energy, Construction and Demolition, Commercial and Industrial, e-Waste and more. For more information, please visit... read more

Recycling Systems are Getting Smarter, the CP Group is Pioneering the Intelligence

The CP Group announces the release of the i-MRF™ May 15, 2012 The CP Group, San Diego, CA, is proud to announce the release of their newest software intelligence that is making material recovery facilities (MRF) “smarter”. The CP Group designs, manufactures and installs advanced recycling sorting systems for the waste and recycling industry- and is ready to implement their system intelligence, or the i-MRF™, into recycling facilities. Bob Davis, CEO of the CP Group says, “We at the CP Group have identified the need for material recovery facilities to become more intelligent as a necessary step in the evolution of this increasingly competitive industry. Our goal is to give our customers the ultimate competitive advantage, and this is achieved through the implementation of our i-MRF™”. In early 2012, the CP Group acquired systems integration company, Advanced MRF, to ensure they are uniquely qualified to make the i-MRF™ a success. The CP Group has committed talent and resources to the successful development of the i-MRF™, and the team expresses their excitement to roll-out the intelligent operating and controls package. Richard Price, General Manager of Advanced MRF, says, “We are enthusiastic about how this systems intelligence, encompassed by the term i-MRF™, is going to improve our customers’ operations by giving them the tools they need to improve their bottom line”. Some of the key benefits of the CP Group i-MRF™ are based on seamless data-acquisition and control of processing equipment across the plant floor, combined with real-time reporting for the enterprise level and integrated diagnostics for the operators, all accessible via internet based technologies. Davis continues, “This systems intelligence really... read more

CP Group Installs 25TPH MRF for ReCommunity

CP Group Built and Installed 25tph MRF for ReCommunity in Beacon, NY May 11, 2012 The CP Group, headquartered in San Diego, CA, has designed, manufactured and installed a new single stream recycling facility in Beacon, NY. The facility, built for ReCommunity, began running April 23rd, and is processing 25TPH. The material recovery facility is estimated to process 57,000 tons this year and 90,000 in 2013. The facility serves the Dutchess County residents and businesses in the 56,000 square-foot plant that processes mixed fiber, OCC, plastic, glass, aluminum and steel into clean streams. “We are very pleased with the facility. CP has exceeded our expectations with the overall design and the system performance. They have been very responsive to anything that we have needed, we are very impressed with their customer service”, says Ron Santos, Northeast Regional Manager at ReCommunity. “Our goal at CP on all of our projects is to meet or exceed our customer’s expectations.  Given the feedback we’ve received, I believe the Beacon facility will be one that both the CP Group and ReCommunity can be proud and hold with high regard”, says Kevin Sullivan, Senior Project Manager at CP Manufacturing. Included in the facility is the CP Group’s IPS Conquest™ 200S, a high-production multi-material processing baler with patented dual hinge-sides, allowing material to fall into the 72” wide charge box. The Conquest’s hydraulically-actuated wire tying capability ensures simplicity, ease of adjustment, long component life. This high-production baler produces a 1-ton paper bale every 60 seconds. The facility includes several CP Disc Screens for automatic separation: a CP Scalping Screen that separates glass, small debris, and... read more

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,... read more

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,... read more

CP Manufacturing Celebrates 35 Years of Excellence in the Recycling Industry

Manufacturing Recycling Equipment Since 1977 April 6, 2012   CP Manufacturing, headquartered in San Diego, CA is proud to announce the celebration of their 35 year anniversary this year.  CP has been supplying equipment to the recycling industry since 1977. CP’s story begins in the scrap metals industry when IMS Recycling, CP’s parent company, was founded in 1954 by Charles M. Davis.  In the early 1970′s, IMS developed an aluminum can reclamation program. The program grew and so did the need for separation and volume reduction equipment, which lead Davis to invent the world’s first aluminum can flattener – the CP100 – for use in his own yard. In answer to the demand from other companies to purchase the CP100, CP Manufacturing was founded and is now headed by the late Charles Davis’ son, Bob Davis. CP has grown significantly since its time of the can-flattener days. For 35 years, CP has been at the forefront of the recycling evolution, providing custom material recovery facilities and solutions; CP has custom engineered, manufactured and installed over 400 material recovery facilities world-wide. Bob Davis saw that strategic acquisitions of other industry-proven companies would add to the success of the organization, and ensure CP provides the best integrated solutions for its customers. He recognized the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and has acquired 4 companies since 2003, forming the CP Group. “From the beginning, CP has been an integral player contributing to the growth and success of the recycling industry. The foundation of the CP Group puts us in an even stronger position to further support this growing... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more