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Green Machine Coronavirus Action Plan

Green Machine’s Coronavirus Action Plan


As some of you may have heard, Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York State has issued all non-essential businesses to close or send employees home beginning Sunday, March 22nd. The waste removal and recycling industry is considered an essential business, meaning Green Machine will be able to keep its doors open and continue to serve its current and new customers.

We assure you that our employees are doing everything they can to stay healthy, and we urge them to remain at home while they’re not at work during this time to keep our employees and customers safe.

As a reminder, we have stocked parts and components available at each of our locations in New York, New Hampshire, Virginia, and California. We are proud of our decision to purchase only American made parts and components, not only because we’re supporting our economy, but it ensures that our customers are able to count on receiving parts when they need them.

Looking Ahead
Green Machine is committed to staying up-to-date on the coronavirus and how this could affect our customers and their day-to-day operations moving forward. We will update you as we know more, and we hope everyone stays healthy.

Best Regards, 
Your Green Machine Team 


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improve your fiber grade

Improve Your Fiber Grade With Green Eye® Optical Sorters!

Check out Green Machine’s latest MRF enhancement featuring the addition of two patented Green Eye® Hyperspectral Optical Sorters, commissioned to upgrade single-stream fibers from a #54 mixed fiber grade to an exportable #58 clean sorted news mix.  See the system in action for yourself!

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New Green Eye® Optical Sorter

Winters Brothers’ New Green Eye® Optical Sorter Does it All

Brookhaven, NY, home to one of Long Island’s first dual-stream recycling systems, recently invested in upgrades to their existing container processing line under the new ownership of Winters Brothers Waste Systems. Jeff Nella, Winters Bros. GM, commended Green Machine and Winters Bros. tenured employee, Billy Brennan, for executing what he called a “swiss army knife” approach to recycling systems integration.

The Brookhaven system currently processes 30 TPH of commercial and residential single-stream materials. The new container sort line, built on the back-end of the system, processes 10 TPH of unpicked recyclables remaining after front-end fiber sorting.

Pick Containers & Fibers With a Single Optical Sorter
Revolutionary to the recycling industry, is the deployment of a patented Green Eye® Optical Sorter that, with a push of a button, has the ability to pick containers or fibers, and direct each to the appropriate location on the system. Winters Bros. finds it extremely valuable to process their 10 TPH of containers, and then have the ability to enhance fiber-rich material streams missed by the front-end system. Additionally, another Green Eye® Optical Sorter was deployed in sequence to pick remaining OCC and integrate it with the cardboard sorted on the front-end. Future plans include deploying Green Eye® Robotic Sorters to pick remaining valuable plastics.

Ready For Any Material Stream
Jimmy Winters, Owner of Winters Brothers Waste Systems, says, “Communities in our area are collecting their recyclables mixed (single-stream), separated (dual-stream) with or without glass, along with commercial streams of all types. We feel confident that our new processing system is ready for virtually any material stream dropped on our tip floor.”

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Rose’s Responsible Recycling

Green Machine Builds Most Advanced Recycling System in Albany NY

Halfmoon, N.Y.; Green Machine® is building their most advanced waste processing system for Rose’s Responsible Recycling, LLC to handle 20+ TPH of residential and commercial waste in the greater Albany area. The brand new facility is equipped with all of Green Machine’s latest technological advancements including seven of their re-designed patented Green Eye® Optical Sorters, an array of newly released Green Eye® Robotic Sorters, as well as their new wrap-resistant disc and spacer designs.

John Green, President of Green Machine Sales, LLC, says, “We’re excited to be able to showcase our latest and greatest. For the past few years, we’ve been putting our nose to the grindstone to design and build recycling equipment that can meet high-grade specifications, despite uncertain market trends, as well as have the flexibility to process many types of material streams. This system is designed to handle dual-stream, single stream, commercial & dry waste, baled plastics, and we guarantee that this automated plant will produce the countries cleanest paper grades.”

Rose’s Responsible Recycling

Rose’s Responsible Recycling

Rose’s Responsible Recycling, LLC plans to start processing waste and recyclables in June 2020.

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The Recycling Industry’s First Wrap-Resistant Rotary Screens Just Got Better!

Green Machine Sales, LLC is proud to introduce its revamped patented wrap-resistant disc and spacer design for their GREEN SCREENS®.  As a result, Green Machine’s screens have increased protection against material wrapping and jam-ups by optimizing the size and geometry of its discs and spacers, all while keeping the preferred two-piece design for easy maintenance and disc spacing modifications.

Larger Spacer Diameter & Reinforced Disc Longevity

Changing Green Machine’s spacer shape from a hexagon to a pentagon made it possible to increase its diameter, while keeping the two-piece rubber finger disks.  The larger diameter and decrease in space between shafts both inhibit material wrapping and reduce the possibility of material jams.  The discs were also updated with thicker fingers to increase durability, while improving the ability to throw material forward enhancing tonnage capacity.

Moving Forward  

This new design is being deployed on current and future GREEN SCREENS® and can be implemented in many of Green Machine’s current systems as an upgrade.

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Introducing Travis Robinson, Field Technician

Introducing Travis Robinson, Field Technician

Green Machine Sales, LLC. is pleased to announce that we have hired Travis Robinson in the role of Field Technician.  His industry background includes, the operation of County Waste’s 30 TPH recycling plant in Chester, VA, and worked for Coastal Wire in a dual role consisting of field tech support and sales.  Travis’ knowledge and experience with Green Machine’s processing techniques, machinery maintenance, and servicing Green Eye® Optical Sorters, uniquely positions him to lead our product support team.

What Customers Can Expect 

You can expect annual visits from Travis, during which he will offer technical assistance with material processing techniques, share maintenance advice to enhance your plant’s efficiency, and work with our team of experts to troubleshoot any problems.

Looking Ahead 

Green Machine is committed to improving our customer relationships and jobsite presence.  The addition of Travis bridges communication with customers, opens availability for service requests, and ensures your system’s continued success.

Welcome to the Green Machine team Travis! 

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Plant Fire Drives North Davidson to Call on Green Machine to Rebuild

Plant Fire Drives North Davidson to Call on Green Machine to Rebuild

Plant Fire Drives North Davidson Call on Green Machine to Rebuild
On Friday, August 31st, 2018 North Davidson Garbage Service and Recycling Center’s 20 TPH single stream recycling system, originally built by Green Machine Sales, LLC., was consumed by flames caused by an undetermined combustion, resulting in the material on the tip floor to ignite. The owners of NDGS wrestled with the decision to rebuild their facility.

“With commodity markets in the tank and wage increases, we really considered calling it a day,” said Brad Everhart, co-owner of NDGS. “Having built our previous plant in 2010, we were confident that advancements in Green Machine’s single stream system designs, coupled with our tight operation, would ensure profitability despite unfavorable market conditions. With Green Machine’s experience building fully-integrated recycling systems and attention to our needs, there was no doubt we wanted to work with them again.”

“When something devastating like this happens to one of our customers, we are quick to respond with an action plan to get them back on their feet,” said John Green, president of Green Machine Sales, LLC. “We were able to deliver a turnkey system within 6 months of North Davidson’s incident, minimizing their lost time.”

Green Machine salvaged some of their preexisting components, added automation, making it possible for NDGS to efficiently process 20 TPH of mixed residential single stream material.

“The upgrades to our system allow us to process mixed recyclables faster and cleaner than before,” explains Brad. “Green Machine has made it obvious that they genuinely care about our success, no matter what obstacles we face.”

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Integrated Dual & Single Stream Processing System

New Jersey – Recycling market conditions have prompted some municipalities and haulers to convert to dual stream material collection (fibers separated from containers collected at the curb). One Central Jersey Green Machine customer requested that we design an upgrade to their 2015 vintage 25 TPH Green Machine Single Stream Recycling System to process an additional 13 TPH of dual stream materials.

Green Machine engineers designed a second container processing line, adding one high capacity Green Eye® Hyperspectral Optical PET plastics sorter with the understanding that the existing PET, natural and colored HDPE sorters would handle the additional tonnage, while dual stream fibers are mixed in with the existing single stream tonnages without any decrease in system throughput. No upgrades were required of the existing single stream line to process the additional mixed fiber tonnage, due to the flexibility and efficiency of the existing Green Machine equipment.

The new container sort system added in parallel to the existing system included a metering bin, a bulky material pre-sort mezzanine system, a large Green Screens® Polishing Screen, a glass breaker, and an 84” Green Eye® Hyperspectral Optical PET sorter. With the early removal of all fibers, glass contamination, and 98% of PET, the (3) 4-year-old existing Green Eye® Optical Sorters keep up nicely with the added container tonnages.

An additional Green Eye® Hyperspectral Optical #3-#7’s Mixed Plastics Sorter was added to the end of the existing container array to automatically remove all remaining waste plastics. This Central Jersey Green Machine customer increased their system throughput by more than 13 TPH and drastically reduced their material out-throws to well under 3% off the end of their line. For more details, contact a GMS systems engineer today!

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Rural Single-Stream Processing Goes Big Time

Left: Alan Albee, President Right: Brian Albee, General Manager of Operations

Left: Alan Albee, President
Right: Brian Albee, General Manager of Operations

Eagle River, Wis., not only touts having the World Snowmobile Hall of Fame, they now can lay claim to one of the region’s largest single-stream/commercial recycling processing systems. Alan Albee, owner of Eagle River Waste & Recycling Inc., is the visionary who believed that this rural region could support a 24 tons per hour combination single-stream/commercial waste recycling system. “We believed strongly that Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula residents wanted an opportunity to take part in the country’s recycling efforts,” Albee says. “We have had a tremendously positive response from our region’s residents and have already secured significant tonnage to satisfy our recycling plant’s large appetite.”

Omar Mohamad, Green Machine Sales LLC installation crew chief, says Eagle River is one of the most beautiful areas his installation crew has had the pleasure to work in. He adds, “We know our efforts in building this plant will help preserve the pristine natural beauty of the area.”

John Green, president of Green Machine Sales LLC, says he is very glad to have been selected to build this plant for Eagle Waste & Recycling. “We agree with Alan’s vision that there is a real market for cost-effective, low to medium throughput single-stream recycling systems. We hope that other recyclers will visit Eagle Waste & Recycling to see what Alan and his brother Brian have built and recognize that this is a viable business model, compatible with the needs of many other rural areas of the country.”

Alan Albee comments further, “Green Machines engineers maximized the use of our existing building providing us with a very robust system, which exhibits great multi material handling benefits. We feel that we are now in a position to compete for materials in more populous areas and offer the area an affordable answer to the regions processing needs.”

Rural Single-Stream Processing

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Southern Tier Recycling/Taylor Garbage Service

Southern Tier Recycling/Taylor Garbage Service

Pictured left, Jared Taylor, Southern Tier Recycling/Taylor Garbage Service’s owner and right, Bob Taylor owner of Southern Tier Recycling/Taylor Garbage Service.

Pictured left, Jared Taylor, Southern Tier Recycling/TaylorbGarbage Service’s owner and right, Bob Taylor owner of Southern Tier Recycling/Taylor Garbage Service.

Southern Tier Recycling/Taylor Garbage Service located in the upstate New York community of Owego, commissioned its GREEN MACHINE single-stream/commercial dry waste recycling system in September of 2012. Owners Bob Taylor and son Jared had operated a dual-stream recycling plant in Tioga County for years.

“We were skeptical moving to single-stream,” says Bob Taylor. “We had heard all the problems other single-stream plants were having making clean end product. Our Green Machine system, however, produces as clean a product as our former dual stream system.”

Adds Jared Taylor, “I was surprised at how much material our system can push through. We are definitely going to be looking for additional material to feed this system so it can meet its potential.”

John Green, President of Green Machine, comments, “It was a pleasure working with the Taylors again. In 1991 we built their first recycling plant in Broome County, N.Y. Our fabrication plant is only minutes from Bob and Jared’s new recycling plant. This latest 24 tons per hour system design, which showcases our newly designed OCC separation screen, Fiber Screens and Green Eye Optical Sorter, will offer future customers an opportunity to visit both locations in one trip.”

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