ReCommunity announced that it has selected Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to design, manufacture and install a new materials recovery system for its ReCommunity Delaware facility.
The materials recovery facility (MRF) is expected to be fully operational by July 2013, with system installation scheduled to begin in February 2013.
“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, CEO of Delaware Solid Waste Authority, in a written announcement.
ReCommunity, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., says the announcement is a significant step in bringing leading-edge recovery technology to Delaware. Once complete, the new system will process 35 tonnes of recyclables per hour. This includes old newspapers, mixed paper, cardboard, plastic containers, beverage cartons, steel, aluminum and glass to support the State of Delaware’s recent passage of their Universal Recycling law.
“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 in a written statement. “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 technology to recover more than 95 percent of available recyclables.
“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.”
Duffy adds that “Delaware is a gleaming example of ReCommunity’s operational expertise and knowledge coupled with BHS’s design flexibility and experience." He says, "the technology used in this facility will serve the Delaware community for years to come.”
ReCommunity, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is a leading recycling and recovery company that is focused on dramatically reducing the volume of landfilled waste through conversion into useful products such as recycled commodities, ReEngineered FeedstockTM, and other value-added recycled products. The company aims to lead a Recovery RevolutionTM by repositioning waste as a strategic community resource instead of a growing liability. With 36 facilities in 13 states, ReCommunity enables community partners to generate additional revenue, recover community owned resources, create new jobs, and reduce their carbon footprint. For more information, visit www.recommunity.com.
About Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)
BHS, headquartered in Eugene, OR, is a worldwide leader in the innovative design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of sorting systems and components for the solid waste, recycling, waste-to-energy, and construction and demolition industries. Clients around the globe choose BHS because of its experience, dedication to cutting-edge technology, quality construction and durability, and unmatched customer service. BHS has built some of the biggest and most durable MRFs in the world – and they are achieving the highest throughput, recovery, and purity rates in the industry. For more information, visit us at bulkhandlingsystems.com.