The Sunnyvale Materials Recovery and Transfer Station (SMaRT Station®) announced it would complete the installation of additional EverestLabs RecycleOS SM-powered robotics to aid in quality control by the end of July 2022.The recycling center is part of Bay Counties SMaRT Inc., serving Mountain View and Sunnyvale, California, processing 7,500 tons of recyclables annually. EverestLabs is a leading climate tech company and the developer of RecycleOS SM, the only enterprise AI software and automation solution for addressing critical problems in recycling plants or materials recovery facilities (MRFs).
The Sunnyvale Materials Recovery and Transfer Station accepts garbage and recycling materials from 235,000 residents and all businesses in the City of Sunnyvale and Mountain View, CA. The installation of the robotics is expected to increase material recovery by 2 to 3 times higher than human sorters and help alleviate labor availability issues. RecycleOS-powered robotics will deliver 49% more picks in 45% less space than competing solutions in the market today. RecycleOS will also enable the Sunnyvale facility to track data for real-time continuous improvement and reporting.
Nationwide, EverestLabs has increased the operational efficacy of MRFs by performing quality control and net new recovery tasks with 99% uptime, high AI accuracy of 95%+, and a robotic efficacy rate of over 90%. The RecycleOS AI platform runs analytics at 15 milliseconds or less and delivers high-speed robotics solutions. As a result, it means MRF operators can now digitally run and optimize their plants 24/7 on a smaller footprint and in more locations than competing solutions.
Jeff Dobert, director of operations at Bay Counties SMaRT, said, "We elected to expand the use of EverestLabs robots because of their small footprint, ease of installation, and successful recovery of hard-to-recover objects like HDPE milk jugs and in tight locations. We not only tested EverestLabs solutions extensively on our site but also saw how successful RecycleOS – powered robotics have been at our sister site in Northern California and other locations nationally. It is a no-brainer to continue expansion in our plant. EverestLabs’ AI-object recognition and software platform is by far the best we've seen.”
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of EverestLabs, JD Ambati, said, "We truly appreciate the commitment of Bay Counties SMaRT led by plant Director of Operations, Jeff Dobert, and Facilities Manager, Jeff Nabhan, and the entire City of Sunnyvale staff. The entire organization is thoughtful and careful about its systems. Today, the RecycleOS enterprise AI platform is enabling MRF operators, the unsung heroes of the recycling ecosystem, to directly impact climate change by recovering more high-quality recyclables for manufacturing. RecycleOS, the only full-stack decarbonization platform, has proved time and time again that the successful recovery of recyclable packaging can be achieved at scale in MRFs without increasing costs. As a result, everyone is a winner, including our planet.”
EverestLabs is a leading climate tech company and the developer of RecycleOS SM, the only full-stack enterprise AI software and automation solution helping recycling plants, CPG companies and packaging manufacturers monetize and achieve the decarbonization of packaging. EverestLabs solutions’ deliver a 2-4X higher number of recovered recyclables in 50% less space at lower costs than current options, all the while providing detailed operational intelligence information for everyone in the ecosystem. As a result, recycling plants, CPG companies and packaging manufacturers can exceed their ESG, EPR and recycled content goals.
EverestLabs is funded by leading American, Canadian, and Japanese venture funds. https://www.everestlabs.ai