- Buffalo, IA-based Waste Commission of Scott County (WCSC) has partnered with San Diego-based CP Group to install a single-stream material recovery facility (MRF) in Davenport, IA to replace its dual-stream system, as reported in Recycling Today.
- The system should capture at least 95% of the recyclables coming from the 75,000 households WCSC serves, processing 20,000 tons a year. The technology will also bale plastics, cardboard, and other materials from the commission’s Electronic Demanufacturing Facility.
- Among high-tech features are sorting equipment paired with balers for better integration; CP’s OCCScreen that captures cardboard; and CP's Glass Breaker Screen that breaks and separates glass.
Single-stream processing is a step up for WCSC, which services Iowa’s third largest county and found its operation in need of better speed and efficiency to capitalize on customers' trash.
"Moving from dual-stream ... will increase the quantity and variety of recyclables recovered in the WCSC’s service area," says WCSC Director Kathy Morris, as reported in Recycling Today.
Not only will the new system rapidly capture cardboard, but the CPScreen equipment is designed to separate 3D containers from 2D fiber, which will make the 95% target more reachable. Worker comfort and safety as well as space design were also thought out. For instance, increased rolling equipment paths allow maintenance workers better access to equipment while reducing risk for injury, and the layout will maximize space to ultimately support productivity.
The single-stream startup is planned for July 2016.
Just months ago, Republic brought CP technology into its Clark County, Nevada recycling facility, dubbed the largest of its kind in North America.