WMRA Upgrades Single-Stream MRF

Company’s Tulare, Calif., MRF adds OCC processing system.

  • December 20, 2010
  • Recycling Today Staff

Waste Management Recycle America (WMRA; www.recycleamerica.com) of Tulare, Calif., has added an OCC (old corrugated containers) processing system to the front end of its single-stream material recovery facility (MRF). The upgrade was designed and will be installed by Van Dyk Baler Corp., Stamford, Conn.

According to a press release issued by Van Dyke Baler Corp., the upgrade includes a Bollegraaf Drumfeeder, which is designed to reduce material surges and to produce a better feed to the rest of the system.

After the presort, the material will be processed over a patented Bollegraaf OCC screen to recover OCC and small chip board. The OCC will be diverted to a bunker to be phished to the baler feed conveyor, according to Van Dyk. The unders from the OCC screen will be conveyed to the existing system for additional processing.

Van Dyk Baler Corp. is the exclusive North American distributor of Bollegraaf Recycling Machinery, which is based in The Netherlands. Van Dyk specializes in the design, manufacturing and servicing of balers, dual and single-stream processing systems and MSW sorting systems. More information is available at www.vandykbaler.com.