Rumpke Picks Machinex for Cincinnati MRF

Machinex says revamped facility will be the largest single-stream plant in North America.

April 16, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products Municipal / IC&I

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Rumpke Recycling has selected Machinex to provide it with what Machinex calls “a turnkey recycling center” for its facility in Cincinnati. When operational, the facility will process 55 tons per hour of single-stream recycling material, more than doubling the capabilities of Rumpke’s current Cincinnati plant.

According to a Machinex news release, the Canada-based equipment company will begin delivering equipment to Rumpke in May, with the facility expected to be operational by Nov. 1, 2013. Machinex says the equipment being installed will allow Rumpke to add new technology to the system as it becomes available.

Machinex says when the facility is operational it will be the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced single-stream material recovery facility (MRF). A combination of sorting technologies such as glass cleaning system, optical sorting, disc screens and magnets will segregate glass, plastics, metals containers, paper, cardboard and cartons. The single level platform will allow the operators and sorters to access the entire system without having to go up and down steps or ladders.

Machinex also was selected to supply two MLP-155TP balers to provide more than ample capacity to handle the high volume of containers and fiber expected to pass through the plant.

“We have a history with Rumpke and we are familiar with their objectives,” says Chris Hawn, Machinex’s North American sales manager, who worked with Rumpke on the renovation of its Columbus, Ohio, MRF. “At its Columbus facility, a 35-tons-per-hour plant, we were able to meet or exceed all purity and efficiency rates. Now our focus is on Rumpke’s Cincinnati facility. We are capitalizing on the best practices identified from the Columbus project to enhance systems with customized equipment and additional optics.”

Larry Ochs, maintenance and facilities manager at Rumpke Recycling, says, “Machinex approached our first major project in Columbus as partners and not simply a vendor.”