Bristol, Tennessee-based Dynamic Recycling has started renovations at its Bristol liquids recycling facility. The upgrade has been designed to allow the company to handle waste materials containing ethanol in commercial packaging.
Dynamic, which already recycles glass, cardboard and plastic generated in the unpacking process, indicates its new equipment will give the company the ability to capture the liquid inside containers while separating the recyclable packaging.
“We provide safe and secure product destruction for our clients,” says Brian Potter, president of Dynamic Recycling. “In addition to that, we offer the client an environmentally friendly way to destroy their waste perfume, waste beer, waste cosmetics and all other waste commercial products containing ethanol.”
The company currently only accepts bulk liquids in 55-gallon drums, 275-gallon totes and tanker trucks. With the installation of a network of conveyors, shredders and dumping pits, the company indicates it can then begin unpacking waste in commercial packaging. “We will need more staff to unload, sort and process the materials,” says Larry Moore, Dynamic’s operations manager. “That’s a great thing, because it means more local jobs here in Bristol. We’re very excited to fire up the new product destruction line.”
“Getting our decasing operations down here to Bristol will be a huge accomplishment for us,” adds Potter. “It will enable us to streamline the waste straight to the DSP (distilled spirits plant). That will make life easier for our clients, the waste transporters and our operations in Abingdon (Virginia).”
Dynamic Recycling currently manages its beverage destruction and product destruction operations at a facility in Abingdon, Virginia, that is owned by its sister company MXI Environmental Services LLC.
MXI Environmental Services also operates a DSP and has been recycling ethanol-based products since 2001. “MXI’s [plant] will be able to focus more on our waste processing operations. We will also eliminate all the transportation of the bulk liquids from Abingdon to Bristol. That’s an expensive and wasteful process that will go away when we get this operation up and running,” says Potter.
The work is being performed by Burwil Construction of Bristol. The company is installing two balers, one shredder and glass storage pits. The project is expected to be completed on March 1, 2018.