Waste and recycling company Penn Waste has opened a 96,000-square-foot recycling facility in Manchester, Pennsylvania, that will triple the company’s processing capabilities and improves recovery rates.
The facility features a single stream recycling system designed, manufactured and installed by Bulk Handling Systems. The company says the new MRF is one of the largest in the nation.
The new building and equipment upgrades Penn Waste’s sorting and processing capability to 35 tons of recyclables per hour, up from the 10 tons per hour the old system handled. The new operating system also features NRT optical sorting technology to separate materials more efficiently, at a faster processing speed and with less contamination.
In 2014, Penn Waste processed 81,000 tons of recyclables through its old facility. That quantity was up more than 50 percent since 2010. With community education and the new capabilities, Penn Waste hopes to double the 2014 record of materials recycled over the next few years.
In March BHS installed a 75 tons-per-hour construction and demolition debris materials recovery facility at Zanker Recycling in San Jose, California, more than doubling its capacity to process this type of material.