35-TPH single-stream system at County Waste and Recycling

Green Machine gains attention for its newly installed 35-TPH single-stream system at County Waste and Recycling.

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Green Machine gains attention for its newly installed 35-TPH single-stream system at County Waste and Recycling.


Pictured from left: Jerry Cifor of County Waste and Recycling, John Green of Green Machine and Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings

Pictured from left: Jerry Cifor of County Waste and Recycling, John Green of Green Machine
and Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings

N.H. and N.Y.-based Green Machine Sales LLC’s recently completed single-stream recycling plant for County Waste in Albany, N.Y., is turning heads with end markets and processors alike.

Jerry Cifor, CFO of County Waste, says, “We visited quite a few MRFs (material recovery facilities) and talked to mills taking single-stream material and found out what their issues were. Glass contamination was the No. 1 complaint. When we started designing, we wanted to get glass out on front end.”

Cifor continues, “Green Machine’s system has done a great job. Mills say the material is the best they have ever gotten from a single-stream MRF—better than a lot of dual-stream MRFs.”

As of the company’s fourth full month of operation, Cifor says the Green Machine system “is working out better than we have anticipated.” The MRF is running 450-plus tons per day, six days per week. “We average 35 tons per hour (TPH) but have reached 50 TPH when necessary,” he says. “It’s comforting to know that we have excess capacity.”

Cifor concludes, “We looked at seven facilities and four different manufacturers and chose Green Machine. Their system far exceeded their throughput guaranty and we give them an A+ on after sale support.”

John Green, president of Green Machine, says County Waste’s MRF is the largest single-stream system it has built to date and showcases many of its latest product innovations. “All plastics are processed automatically by our patent-pending Green Eye® optical sorters at never-before-achieved pick rates and cleanliness.”

Green says wrap-resistant patent-pending Green Screens® are capable of producing very clean products at extremely high tonnage rates. “Additional innovations include patent-pending Green Screen Glass Breakers, OCC sorters, Metering Bins and Light Fraction Air-Knives.”

Green Machine uses only American-made components in the construction of its equipment, which it says adds to system durability and low maintenance costs. Green says, “With our recent manufacturing plant expansion and human investments, we are prepared to claim our market share.”

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Increased diversion, increased efficiency

Latest green Machine Mixed-Materials MRF online on long island

Winters Bros. mixed-materials MRF includes newly installed Green Eye optical sorting technology and an MSW separation screen which will provide significantly enhanced recovery of valuable materials.

Latest green Machine Mixed-Materials MRF online on long island


Green Machine, the New Hampshire-based manufacturer of recycling and solid waste processing equipment and systems, recently completed a mixed-materials MRF upgrade for Winters Bros. Waste Systems based out of West Babylon, (Long Island) New York at one of the company’s transfer and recycling centres.

The processing equipment at the facility was originally built by Green Machine in 2003, for Winters Bros.. The latest upgrades include a new Green Eye hyperspectral optical sorting system, MSW sizing screen and magnetic separation technology.

Winters Bros. mixed-materials MRF includes newly installed Green Eye optical sorting technology and an MSW separation screen which will provide significantly enhanced recovery of valuable materials.

Inside the upgraded Winters Bros. mixed-materials MRF on Long Island, New York.

“Our latest mixed materials MRF upgrade for Winters Bros., is designed to handle both mixed residential post-recycled MSW and mixed dry commercial waste,” explains John Green, president of Green Machine. ” The commercial dry waste they are handling includes industrial loads that consist of 50-percent corrugated content, with the balance being trash and other recyclables.”

“With the post-recycled MSW they receive, the material has already been collected and processed through a dualor single-stream program. Winters Bros. is able to further liberate valuable materials from this waste stream prior to shipping materials off the island for disposal.

“For mixed MSW, Winters Bros. is now able to process between 35 and 50 tons per hour, “continues Green. “With dry commercial waste, it is more along the lines of 20 tons per hour.”

Winter Bros. operates 13 transfer stations, 8 recycling centres and multiple collection operations, across Long Island, New York and in Connecticut.

“On Long Island, there are no landfills for MSW,” says Bill Brennan, VP of transfer and recycling operations for Winters Bros.. “Almost all of the commercial waste that is generated on Long Island is shipped off the island to landfills in upstate New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio.”

“We have always been committed to enhanced recovery of recyclables from the waste stream, for the betterment of the environment and to decrease the amount of MSW volume that needs to be transported off the island to costly landfills,” he says.

“The newly installed Green Machine system allows us to more efficiently handle both bulky dry waste and MSW.”

Green Machine’s patented Green Eye optical sorter is a key technology on this upgrade. The Green Eye uses artificially intelligent hyperspectral technology to automatically identify and sort a wide range of materials, offering very clean output and efficient recovery of valuables, reducing labour costs while increasing throughput.

“Our Green Eye gathers information based on an object’s molecular structure,” says Green. “This technology is like no other sorter, and is solving a multitude of industry material processing challenges with efficiencies exceeding 94 percent, at ever-increasing sort speeds.”

With the new MSW separation screen, additional magnetic separation and the addition of the Green Eye optical sorter, the amount of recyclables that Winters Bros. will recover from their residential MSW stream has increased dramatically. As a result, Winters Bros. is also sending less waste to landfills.

Inside the upgraded Winters Bros. mixed-materials MRF on Long Island, New York.
“We are the biggest and best recycler on Long Island,” says Brennan. “We are always looking to enhance the effectiveness of our facilities. The new technology from Green Machine makes it possible to recover even greater amounts of recyclables from the waste stream, resulting in higher rates of recycling and less trash to ship to distant landfills. With these system upgrades, we are confident that we will remain the number one recycler on Long Island, as we work to preserve and protect our environment in a cost-effective and environmentally sound manner.”

John Green adds that their company’s theory of mixed waste separation is one in which “ideally, there is limited capital expenditure on the equipment, high throughput, lower maintenance and decreased labour required.”

“In mixed materials MRF applications, operators should be looking to collect the ‘low-hanging’,
high-value recyclables, with limited labour,” he says.

“With a system like Winters Bros.’, running 50 tons an hour, the number of sorters required would be about 10. With additional optical sorting, we could remove even more sorters and further increase throughput.” RPN

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LFF Recycling Inc. located near Washington D.C.

LFF Recycling Inc. located near Washington D.C.

From left, Fabian Larco and Louise Larco owners of LFF Recycling Inc

From left, Fabian Larco and Louise Larco owners of LFF
Recycling Inc

“I was immediately impressed…”

LFF Recycling Inc. located near Washington D.C. has installed a GREEN MACHINE Single Stream Recycling System.

Fabian Larco is the owner of both LFF Recycling and Con-Serve Industries a Sterling VA. based Independent hauling Company. Mr. Larco recently launched processing plant accepts C&D Waste, Single Stream and Dry Waste recyclable materials all within a 48,000 square foot building.

Mr. Larco Says “We chose to work with Green Machine for two reasons, they provided the smartest system layout that fit our limited space dual use facility and they did it well within our budget”.

Jim Langemier LFF’s operations manager has operated multiple Single Stream plants and has been pleased with the performance of his GREEN MACHINE. “I was immediately impressed with the lack of material wrapping on our GREEN SCREENS®, this was a real nuisance with my prior systems.
We now go days rather than hours before we need to clean the GREEN SCREENS® “.

LFF’s new Single Stream System can process up to 500 tons of residential single stream per day. Mr. Larco says “We built this plant to handle our own recycling collection routes with plenty of additional capacity to accommodate outside materials. We hope to fill a local need for a conveniently located Independent Recycling Plant within the Washington D.C. area”.

C&D Waste, Single Stream and Dry Waste recyclable materials all within a 48,000 square foot building.

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Green Stream Recycling is changing the way Long Island recycles.

Green Stream Recycling is changing the way Long Island recycles.


Pictured from left: Kenny Bloom, Facility Manager; Will Flower, President of Green Stream.

Pictured from left: Kenny Bloom, Facility Manager; Will Flower, President of Green Stream.

Green Stream Recycling is changing the way Long Island recycles. In 2014, the Brookhaven, New York-based company partnered with Green Machine to construct the most advanced recycling system on Long Island.

Green Stream selected Green Machine, based in Hampstead, New Hampshire, to design, build and install a new recycling system that serves as the cornerstone for improving recycling on Long Island.

“Our goal was to increase recycling rates on Long Island,” says Will Flower, president of Green Stream Recycling. “We needed to develop the recycling infrastructure on Long Island and we found a great partner with Green Machine. The team at Green Machine was easy to work with—they listened to us and helped us develop a cost-effective and environmentally sound solution which met our needs.”

The recycling system replaced an older system that was installed in the Brookhaven Material Recovery Facility in 1991. The new Green Machine equipment facility quadrupled the recycling plant’s capacity as well as quadrupled the processing capabilities of the plant.

“Green Machine designed and installed the system under a very tight and demanding schedule,” says Kenny Bloom, facility manager for Green Stream. “In just over three months we were able
to start up operations and today we are processing large volumes of material. More importantly, we are producing high-quality recyclables that our buyers and mills want.”

Flower adds, “Green Machine has helped lead the recycling revolution on Long Island. We really needed to move fast and Green Machine was with us every step of the way.”

Green Stream Recycling

With the Green Machine system in place, Long Island has unparalleled processing capabilities in the region while producing high-quality products for manufacturers. And the results are impressive, Green Stream says. Since the start of the new recycling program in Brookhaven, recycling rates have increased by 24.6 percent. Financially, the Town of Brookhaven reported that it has saved more than $250,000 in avoiding disposal costs in just a few months.

The bottom line is that single stream makes recycling easier for residents to recycle and the Green Machine makes it easier for us to process the recyclables that are placed at the curb each week, the company says.

“We have been continually impressed with Green Machine especially the ‘after installation’ support,” Flower says. “Green Machine built a great system but then helped us through start-up and was with us every step of the way. Any operational issues were quickly addressed and corrected as we worked our way through start-up and into full operation.”

Green Stream Recycling is changing the way Long Island recycles.Green Stream Recycling is changing the way Long Island recycles.Green Stream Recycling is changing the way Long Island recycles.

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Giordano Cos., Newark, N.J.

Giordano Cos., Newark, N.J.,
“Mills love our Material”

Pictured from left, Mike Zakrewskim, Giordano Co.’s operations manager, and Pat Giordano, owner of Giordano Cos.

Pictured from left, Mike Zakrewskim, Giordano Co.’s operations manager, and Pat Giordano, owner of Giordano Cos.

Giordano Cos., Newark, N.J., installed its GREEN MACHINE single-stream/dry waste recycling system this spring and a GREEN EYE optical sorting system with glass breaker last summer.

Mike Zakrewskim, Giordano Cos. operations manager, says, “Our new GREEN MACHINE sort line is conservatively processing 22 TPH of both single-stream and dry waste materials and running that tonnage with only nine sorters.”

He adds, “Mills love our material.”

Pat Giordano, owner of Giordano Cos., says, “We’re very pleased with the GREEN MACHINE equipment and the startup process. It is a wonder working with John, Peter, Omar and the rest of the crew. They are extremely professional and customer oriented—that’s what puts them ahead of other recycling machinery companies.”

Giordano adds, “I’m pleased to be able to pick up the phone and call the owner of the company to get answers ASAP.”

GREEN MACHINE President John Green says of the Giordano Cos. installation, “It was a challenge to design a system which would suit their dual waste processing needs and fit into the existing building footprint without interfering with their current business. Pat and Mike were very involved in the final system design, and that really paid off.” He adds, “We hope that news of our success at Giordano Cos. will help foster more business for Green Machine.”

GREEN MACHINE single-stream/dry waste recycling system

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Systems With Robotics


AT $500,000.00


AT $1,500,000.00

We at Green Machine have focused our efforts to design a complete single stream recycling system that requires the least amount of upfront capital, labor, and building space. The complete system is capable of processing 6-12 TPH of traditional single stream material within a 17,000 sq. ft. building space with 20 ft. ceilings, and can be operated with only 5-10 employees!

Our modular phased approach requires little to no site work and enables recycler’s low initial start-up costs with the ability to grow.Manual, semi, and fully-automated systems utilizing hyperspectral artificial intelligent optical and robotic technologies.

GREEN EYE® Robotic Sorter

GREEN EYE® Robotic Sorter

Hyperspectral Technology

Hyperspectral Technology

GREEN EYE® Optical Sorter

GREEN EYE® Optical Sorter

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When Your Integrator Can’t Integrate!

Green Machine’s recycling systems integration capabilities are unmatched. Our in-house 508-A UL listed panel building shop, design engineers, and installation/field wiring crews coupled with 100% control over our American-made component manufacturing ensures every project’s timely success. With over 35 years of retrofit experience, Green Machine can foresee obstacles and simplify your project for the most economical approach. One party having control over every aspect of your project is our key to success. Eliminate costly finger pointing and call on the experience Green Machine offers.

Retrofitting Your System with Patented GREEN EYE® Automation

Green Machine’s patented hyperspectral technology produces the industry’s most versatile and exacting automated sorting platform. GREEN EYE® optical and robotic sorting technologies have revolutionized the recycling industry. Since our first deployment in 2007, Green Machine engineers have continued to perfect our patented 3D artificial intelligence high-speed full-spectral collection systems, driving a wide variety of optical and robotic sorting platforms. High-speed sorting of difficult to identify materials such as all paper grades, polymers,
C&D products, textiles, e-scrap, ASR, organics and much more. Both positive, negative and mixed sorts are achieved through simple training methods. Each system can be trained to sort any commodity without exception. Singularly focused sorters are a thing of the past.

The GREEN EYE® Product Testing Facility located in Hampstead, N.H., is prepared to provide exhaustive testing of your difficult-to-sort products, ensuring success prior to deployment.

GREEN EYE® Robotic SorterHyperspectral TechnologyGREEN EYE® Optical Sorter

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Trigon Plastics’ Baled Plastics Recovery Facility in Newmanstown, Pennsylvania

Trigon Plastics opened its plastic recovery and recycling facility one year ago and is now processing in excess of 35 million pounds of post-consumer scrap plastic annually. Owner James Allgyer has developed a full service approach which includes Optical Container, Flake sorting, shredding and wet granulation producing profile extrusions, pelletizing, Gaylord and super sack fill stations along with bulk truck silo loading. We’ve been successful thus far but see two areas for advancement: One, upgrading our 3-7 plastics through additional optical sorting,
and two, generate a source of high-volume low-cost, mixed-plastics to satisfy our growing business.

trigon plastics logo

We are upgrading our low-grade 3-7 plastics through additional optical sorting. Our GREEN EYE®Optical sorting systems are capable of sorting any commodity we train them to. We are adding a wider 84” higher volume GREEN EYE unit on the front of our system to increase our PET production allowing our existing (three) 60” wide GREEN EYE’s to then sort higher volumes of HDPE, Colored HDPE and now utilizing our last unit to sort #5 plastics. The remaining plastics are blown into a holding bunker where we could run those low-value plastics through the same GREEN EYE’s to further sort out 3,4,6,7’s. Low-grade mixed plastics are difficult to monetize, but when separated, they become more valuable.

We are now deploying a GREEN MACHINE® 20 TPH single-stream processing plant adjacent to our plastics recovery plant. We designed this plant to accept both single-stream and loose commingled containers. Our current GREEN MACHINE container processing system already handles our container stream so all we needed to add was the front end fiber GREEN SCREEN® Systems. Trigon Plastics will now be able to accept mixed bales of plastics, loose plastics and locally collected single-stream materials to separate, sort and produce a final recycled product all at one site. We believe that this full circle approach enhances our bottom line through the elimination of secondary brokers and costly trucking expenses.

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South Jersey’s Largest Commercial Recycling Plant

South Jersey’s Largest Commercial Recycling Plant Open for Business

Barrington, NJ – (RMR) Recycling Management Resources announces the commissioning of their GREEN MACHINE® commercial single stream recycling system. Owner, Reese Whitley, is ecstatic with the system’s tremendous throughput and clean sort. “We’re at full capacity right out of the gate processing our current tons and aggressively looking for more”

John Green, president of GREEN MACHINE®, says “This was a collaborative design effort which resulted in a system that efficiently processes multiple grades of commercial and industrial waste”.


GREEN MACHINE® is proud to offer only American made recycling products completely designed, manufactured, and installed in-house. Our 35 years of experience lend our customers affordable state-of-the-art technologies including our patented GREEN EYE®  hyperspectral optical sorters and recently released robotic sorters, which are only a couple of the many innovations we provide for less.


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Firststar recycling 8 tph container processing system

Firststar Recycling’s 8 Tph Container Processing System Highlighted by Green Eye® Hyperspectral Optical Sorters

Tim Houlden, project manager, and Mike Bachman, plant manager, with FirstStar Recycling, Omaha, Nebraska, visited with suppliers of virtually every brand of optical sorting technology available in the U.S. and chose Green Machine’s Green Eye® Optical Sorters.

Tim and Mike were impressed with Green Machine’s economical approach to meeting every system design parameter. They say, “Green Machine designed a sortation system to meet our specific quality and production goals. The system has delivered.”

FirstStar was sold when they witnessed the amazing volumes of clean plastics produced by the Green Eyes they visited at TC Recycling in Mars, Pennsylvania.

Peter Mendre, Green Machine’s systems engineer and inventor of Green Eye® technology, says, “Our patented hyperspectral vision systems coupled with our Ai software produces the world’s fastest and cleanest multi-material optical sorter. For instance, on plastics alone our technology can sort every grade of plastic by polymer and color. Additionally, we are able to identify subset commodities like barrier bottles, thermoform food containers, and bio-plastics. We are able to program mixed groups, isolate unwanted rejects, and produce clean material streams for any market. We programmed FirstStar’s first Green Eye to pick PET and their second Green Eye to pick #2 natural HDPE and #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7 plastic grades together, while leaving #2 colored HDPE and residue to pass through to manual post-sorters. Mike Bachman says “Our post-sorters could not keep up with picking all the #3-#7 plastics. This Green Eye programming eliminated downstream sorters and maintained our highly marketable material streams. We would need an army of people to sort what our two Green Eyes can”.

FirstStar was also impressed with Green Machine’s turn-key project approach. Green Machine designs, manufactures, and installs every system and component totally in-house exclusively using American-made components. John Green, owner of Green Machine, says, “It’s both patriotic and smart. Customers appreciate local parts availability and American durability. Processors choose Green Machine for our equipment durability, economical costing, and innovation. Get ready for the introduction of our affordable hyperspectral robotics!”

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