Stamford, Connecticut-based Van Dyk Recycling Solutions has installed a glass cleanup system at City Carting’s single-stream material recovery facility (MRF) in Stamford to help recover and recycle additional material from within the existing waste stream.
The glass cleanup system is designed to produce a more marketable glass product and includes a double-deck screen and a zig-zag separator to screen out the glass and then separate it into lights and heavies. The zig-zag separator is flexible and can bring glass to a purity level of 95 percent, Van Dyk Recycling Solutions says.
“This machine was a considerable investment for us, but it looks like it will be well worth it,” says Michael Ferro, general manager of City Carting.
With the uncertainty in today’s fiber markets, City Carting knew it had to look elsewhere in its process to increase recovery and add value to negative revenue streams, Van Dyk says. The two companies worked together to arrive at the solution that was installed.
The installation was performed while the rest of City Carting’s sorting system remained operational and was completed within two weeks, Van Dyk says.