ReCommunity, based in Charlotte, N.C., has selected Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), based in Eugene, Ore., to design, manufacture and install a new single-stream sorting system for its Wilmington, Del., material recovery facility (MRF).
The MRF is expected to be fully operational by July 2013, with system installation scheduled to begin February 2013.
ReCommunity recently was awarded a 20-year contract from the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) to operate a recycling facility that will serve the entire state of Delaware.
“ReCommunity won out over all other proposals because of its recycling expertise and ability to bring the most productive recovery technology to Delaware,” says Pat Canzano, DSWA CEO.
Once completed, the new system will process 35 tons of recyclables per hour. Material to be collected includes old newspapers (ONP), mixed paper, cardboard (OCC), plastic containers, beverage cartons, steel, aluminum and glass.
The recycling system will be installed at an existing 64,000-square-foot facility.
“We are committed to leading the ‘Recovery Revolution’ for forward-thinking communities by repositioning waste as a strategic community resource instead of a growing liability,” says Sean Duffy, ReCommunity president and COO. “Our ability to create significant positive gains for our community partners hinges on leveraging world-class operational and design expertise for our facilities.”
The state-of-the-art system includes advanced automated sorting capabilities that allow identification, separation and recovery of recyclables. Specifically, BHS will design, manufacture and install its patented screening, optical, air and controls technologies to recover more than 95 percent of available recyclables, according to ReCommunity.
“It is an honor to be chosen to construct this facility for ReCommunity, a company that is a clear and innovative leader in the recycling industry,” says Steve Miller, CEO of BHS. “ReCommunity has the vision of bringing this world-class facility to Delaware, and we are dedicated to helping make that vision a reality.”
The Delaware facility will be the third ReCommunity MRF to use a system supplied by BHS. The company’s Ithaca, N.Y., and Southfield, Mich., MRFs also have equipment from BHS.