Connecticut recycler installs new single-stream system

Bollegraaf system is up and running at City Carting, Stamford, Conn.

March 21, 2014
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products Municipal / IC&I

Bollegraaf City Carting systemCity Carting and Recycling, Stamford, Conn., has started up its Bollegraaf single-stream processing system. By the end of February 2014, City Carting was running its 25-to-30-tons-per-hour Bollegraaf system, supplied by Van Dyk Recycling Solutions (VDRS), Stamford, at full speed.

According to a VDRS news release, the system operates with 16 manual sorters. City Carting’s 14,000-square-foot tipping floor has ample room for the inbound residential single-stream loads and commercial material arriving at the plant. The installed system incorporates Lubo StarScreens and four TITECH Autosort models. The TITECH Autosort4 features Flying Beam technology, faster valves and no external lamps, according to VDRS.

City Carting’s system also includes a Lubo glass cleanup system and a Bollegraaf HBC 120S baler. The sorting system seeks out PET (polyethylene terephthalate), polypropylene and polyethylene plastics. Residue rates are less than 5 percent, according to VDRS.

“The craftsmanship and quality of the equipment was beyond my expectations,” says Joe Fiorello, owner of City Carting. ”It was operational on day one and performed to the manufacturer’s promise.”

VDRS is a designer and system supplier of recycling and recovery technology and the exclusive U.S. distributor of Bollegraaf, Lubo and TITECH machinery. The company specializes in technology in the fields of sizing, sorting, recovery and baling of recyclables. Available systems address the single-stream, commercial waste, C&D, municipal solid waste, waste-to-energy and fuel, pre-sorted plastics and electronic scrap streams. Technologies supplied include high-capacity prepress flap balers, sensor-based sorters, PaperMagnets, StarScreens, the PaperSpike, density separators, air systems and trommel screens. With equipment installed at more than 2,400 plants, VDRS says, the company can provide turnkey design, installation and training services and lifelong support.