Community Support and Education Increases Recycling Rates

March 26, 2012

CP Manufacturing, San Diego, CA, installed a new Zero-Sort Facility for Casella in Rutland, Vermont. The 30,000TPY Zero-Sort Facility is now in full operation. The new facility is expected to drive improved recycling rates in the surrounding communities of Vermont, as well as from Glen Falls, NY, all the way south to Concord, New Hampshire.

Zero-Sort, Casella’s brand of single stream recycling, was trademarked in 2008. It simplifies the recycling process by using an all-in-one bin. The purpose of it is to educate customers by helping them understand the recycling process as a whole- what happens to their recyclables, how recyclables are processed, and what it becomes after being recycled. Many of Casella’s MRFs have education rooms on site for visitors to see and understand how the system works and the purpose.

The 57,000 square-foot Zero-Sort Rutland facility started as a 7,800TPY dual-stream system.

“We chose CP based on the concept, equipment durability, technology along with the design partnership. We are very pleased with the overall performance of the new equipment,” says Bob Cappadona, VP of Casella Recycling. CP and Casella collaborated and came up with the system design together.

CP Manufacturing built and installed the triple-deck OCCScreen, two NEWScreens, a Glass Breaker Screen, Magnetic Separators and three sorting lines. Recyclables that are processed in the facility include mixed paper, cardboard (OCC), cartons, plastic, glass, ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

“An integral part of Casella’s Zero-Sort program is the ability to produce a high-quality commodity- all done through the beginning stages of design, technology and MRF management expertise,” says Cappadona.

Casella is a fully integrated company that owns and operates material recovery facilities, landfills, and offers hauling services.  Casella also harvests methane gas from its landfills as a way to produce power.

CP Manufacturing is a division of the CP Group. The CP Group designs, manufactures and installs material recovery facilities for single stream recycling, municipal solid waste, waste to energy, green waste and e-waste internationally.