NexGen Designs, Installs MRF in Oklahoma

Equipment company will build system for American Waste Control in Tulsa, Okla.

January 29, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products Municipal / IC&I

The equipment company NexGen and United Engines, its dealer, have partnered to design and install $7 million in upgrades for American Waste Control’s (AWC) Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Tulsa, Okla.

According to a NexGen press release, the Tulsa facility will include equipment that will provide the latest innovations in recycling.

NexGen says it was chosen by AWC for the project based on its experience in designing and building turnkey MRFs, as well as NexGen’s ability to offer a comprehensive equipment package from curbside collection to material processing including balers, conveyors and compactors.

The design will include the upgrading of AWC’s existing facility to a fully automated single-stream recycling operation, which will allow for enabling easier recycling of a wider variety of waste material such as cardboard, paper, aluminum, plastic and glass. The facility currently processes around 125 tons of recyclables per day. NexGen says that with the upgrade the facility will be able to process 200 tons per day of recyclables once a 24-hour/six-day week schedule is implemented.

AWC owns Tulsa Recycle and Transfer and American Environmental Landfill, which NexGen says is the only licensed hybrid MRF in Oklahoma. The 117,000-square-foot facility has a total investment of $10 million, including system, building and grounds.

The NexGen design replaces an almost entirely manual process with dozens of automatic sorting points, magnets, optical sorters and air classifiers to improve diversion rates and productivity.