Republic Services has dedicated its newly expanded and upgraded 400 ton per day Conover material recycling facility (MRF) in Catawba County, North Carolina.
The company explained that the upgraded facility will enable it to introduce or expand single-stream recycling capabilities throughout Alamance, Catawba, Guildford, Montgomery, Richmond, and Stanly counties.
The facility has been designed, manufactured and installed by Eurgene, Oregon based recycling equipment manufacturer, Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), and has the capacity to process more than 25 tons of mixed recyclables per hour, or 400 tons each day.
The newly upgraded recycling facility now accepts and processes all plastics marked 1 through 7, paper products, cardboard, glass, aluminum, and other materials.
BHS explained that the facility utilises several advanced technologies, including a touch-screen Human Machine Interface control, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) monitoring, and innovative sorting technologies that maximise sorting efficiencies.
The facility is said to have the capacity to sort and process incoming materials, and ship finished commodities to domestic and international markets.
In addition, the facility offers a Learning Center for the community to visit and experience an up-close view of the recycling process to learn more about recycling and sustainability issues.
There are currently around 43 full-time employees working at the Conover Recycling Facility.
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