The second phase of a modernisation project at Republic Services’ Anaheim Recycling Center in California has been completed, with the facility now able to process 100 tons per hour of commercial and mixed municipal waste.
The new recycling system was designed, manufactured and installed by Eugene, Oregon based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) and doubles the Center’s recycling capacity. The 250,000 square foot (23,200 square metre) complex is located on 35 acres and is aimed to enabling Republic’s customers to achieve their sustainability goals.
BHS explained that the mixed waste system features five Debris Roll Screens® and is integrated with a 50-tph Single Stream system which it previously completed in 2012.
“When we designed the Single Stream system, we built in capacity and design features to process recyclables from the mixed waste system, particularly with our NRT optical line,” said BHS CEO Steve Miller.
“Republic has embraced two processing philosophies in tandem to maximize recovery and help the community reach its diversion goals,” he continued. “They have executed on their vision and it’s fulfilling to see it all come together with the completion of this phase.”
According to BHS the technologies deployed will play a critical role in the management of solid waste and recyclables in California. Republic processes residential, commercial and industrial recyclable materials and solid waste for more than 50 jurisdictions throughout Southern California.
Republic Services added that the system has been undergoing testing and optimisation in recent months. It replaces older commercial recycling capabilities, and includes two, 70-foot trommels positioned near the start of sorting operations to increase capacity and improve the recovery rate.
"Orange County has been at the forefront of sustainability practices for decades," commented Heath Eddleblute, area president of Republic Services.
"This community was an early adopter of All-In-One Recycling™, at home and work, which made recycling easier and enabled greater participation,” Eddleblute added. “Now, with the expanded commercial capabilities, we're positioned to bring durability to local recycling initiatives, and help our customers achieve their long-term sustainability goals."
Republic Services added that the system was engineered to meet future commercial recycling demands in Orange County, and early performance has exceeded expectations.
A video explaining some of the facility's capabilities can be viewed below.
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