- Pensacola, FL-based Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) has chosen Bulk Handling Systems as the designer and manufacturer of its new $7.5 million materials recovery facility in Santa Rosa County.
- The new facility, which is designed to process more than 25 tons per hour of single-stream materials, is set to open in spring 2016.
- The MRF is part of ECUA's comprehensive recycling program. In addition to the facility, the authority promotes recycling through composting programs, provides bulk waste recycling, and collects household hazardous waste materials free of charge.
Bulk Handling Systems — a company that designs, engineers, manufactures, and installs sorting systems and components for solid waste and recycling industries — is a smart selection for ECUA. In addition to this Pensacola facility, BHS is helping design multiple projects, including a new MRF in Monterey County, CA and a GreenWaste Recovery facility in San Jose, CA.
"The ECUA is taking proactive steps to locally process our recyclables. This state-of-the-art system will create local jobs and allow the ECUA to continue its recycling program and accept additional recyclables from within the region," said Randall Rudd, ECUA deputy executive director of shared services, in a press release.