Single-Stream Recycling System Opens in New Jersey
The system, designed and manufactured by San Diego-based CP Group, replaces a dual-stream recycling system previously used and can process 60,000 tons per year.
Equipment installed includes a drum feeder, multiple screens with proprietary disc technology, a glass trommel and glass cleanup system, multiple magnets, two MSS Aladdin optical sorters and two two-ram balers.
The new system can process paper, cardboard, glass, steel, aluminum and plastic containers.
OTC executive director Joseph Bender says single stream brings with it an increase of 10 percent or more in recycling.
A Florida county increased its recycling by more than 50 percent after switching from dual residential recycling collections to single-stream recycling last year.
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