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.”
McLeod County Solid Waste and Recycling is a municipally operated facility in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Sarah Young, solid waste coordinator, said the county determined there was a public and private need to convert the county’s existing dual-stream recycling program to single stream. The county contracted with the consulting engineering firm Burns and McDonnell, Bloomington, Minnesota, to complete the design-build for the project and find a vendor that could best convert the county’s existing dual-stream system to single stream within its budget.
Robert Craggs (pictured below at right), solid waste and resource recovery manager at Burns and McDonnell, says, “The engineers at Green Machine devised a unique system design that incorporated all of the existing dual-stream equipment within their single-stream system upgrade. Their design efficiencies greatly enhanced their system cost and met the counties available budget.”
Donnie Hopp (pictured below at left), McLeod County material recovery facility (MRF) manager, says he is pleased with the single-stream system’s performance.
He says the volume of material the MRF is processing has increased by 20 percent since the county converted to single-stream recycling in the spring of 2015, adding that residents have responded well to the change and are keeping contamination at a minimum.
Hopp notified buyers of the MRF’s sorted recyclables that the county was switching to a single-stream system because he “didn’t want them to be surprised,” he says. “They haven’t even noticed that we have moved to single stream.” The county receives premium pricing for its baled recyclables, Hopp adds.
The MRF continued operating throughout the installation of the new single-stream system from Green Machine because the county didn’t want to lose revenue and had no place to stockpile collected recyclables, Hopp says. “The installation was not easy and straightforward,” he adds.
Despite the challenges associated with this situation, Hopp says, “We were operating at promised production rates within one week of commissioning on schedule. The Green Machine system started up with very few hiccups.”
He adds, “We are now accepting both municipal and private hauler collected single-stream and industrial and commercial waste.”
John Green, president of Green Machine, says, “I feel that one of our strengths is our willingness to integrate existing site conditions and equipment into a simplistic system design. Cost savings realized through use of existing equipment enabled the deployment of new a metering bin feeder system, Z-Pan infeed system, presort, two-deck OCC screen with postsort, glass breaker, eddy current and single-sided container sort with automation of existing bunker systems.”
Hopp was impressed that Green, as the president of the company, took the time to visit the facility. “He was great to work with,” he says.
Regarding Green Machine and Burns and McDonnell, Hopp says, “I would definitely work with them again.”
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
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.”
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”.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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”.
About GREEN MACHINE®
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.
There is an emerging pattern in the recycling sector pertaining to the adaptation of single-stream recycling programs. Single stream recycling program have become significantly more popular in many cities and districts as a straightforward method to accumulate recyclables. It is ending up being much more viable and also very well-known as contemporary recycling initiatives evolve as well as pertain to form the disposal, collection as well as reprocessing of materials. This change is tailored towards the replacement of standard multiple-stream programs so to make best use of outcomes within various environments.
The recycling procedure is in fact pretty lengthy and difficult! It entails a lot of sorting, cleansing, as well as melting before it can be reused. Most recycling centers use what is referred to as a single stream recycling system. That is, all recyclable products including plastic, steel, glass, paper are collected all at once. These different sorts of recyclable items have to initially be sorted.
Single-stream describes a recycling system where all reusable materials are transferred into one uniform container. The recyclables are then gathered by a waste hauler, equipped with trucks featuring automatic mechanisms for collecting materials right into one compartment. Post-collection the hauler moves the items to a material recovery factory for sorting as well as reuse preparation. The recyclables are then reprocess by manufacturers right into new commodities, such as, napkins, papers and office supplies.
Casual Living Unlimited’s newly commissioned baled plastics processing plant began accepting mixed bales this January. James Allgyer, owner of Casual Living, needed a cheaper, more reliable source of clean feed stock for his highqualityplasticwood furniture company.
Mr. Allgyer says, “My furniture company depends on high-quality resins to produce the exotic color schemes that separate us from the competition. Green Machine designed and manufactured a system that delivered us the clean product we needed to feed our grinders, wash tanks and ourplastic extruders.”
John Green, President of Green Machine, says, “It was a pleasure working with Jim and his two sons, Justin (furniture plant manager) and Jerry (recycling production supervisor). We all worked closely in determining a final design that would be capable of automatically processing highly contaminated bales of plastics.”
The Green Machine system design begins with an infeed system with a bale
breaker. Mixed plastic bales with fiber, fines and residue contamination are then fed to our rubber disc inclined polishing screen, where the agitation provided by our high speed rotating discs helps to declump bale fragments, while the waste fiber climbs to the top and declumped plastics with fines fall off the bottom. A 2” minus fines screen then removes all small particulates, and a cross belt magnetic separator collects metals. Three patent-pending GREEN EYE® optical sorting systems remove PET plastic, natural HDPE and finally colored HDPE. Each commodity
is blown to huge holding bunkers with live floor conveyors that automatically feed downstream processing equipment.
Mr. Allgyer says, “Our Green Eyes sort cleaner than any other system I visited. We are able to sort with little or no manual postsorting. We are ready to accept mixed plastics bales with plenty of contaminants and sort that material by grade at a rate of 10 tons per hour and produce the cleanest end product. We are now looking to buy mixed bales of plastics from recyclers all over the East Coast and use that material to produce our high-quality furniture products. Our company is truly a full-circle recycler now.”
Green Machines new Ballistic Separator is a low cost solution for the removal of light and heavy fibers prior to container sorts. This system has now been deployed successfully at two locations with surprising positive results. Our design principle utilizes a combination air column’s and belt technologies in combination diverting heavy 3D material and light fiber fraction from the container stream. This relatively simple compact and affordable system can be retrofitted within most existing Green Machine sort lines.
Brokers agree that Green Machine SSR owners are known for producing some of the best fiber streams. Ever more stringent #8 news criteria have required operators to adjust their systems to deliver cleaner and cleaner fiber streams often at the expense of added contamination to their container line. Green Machine’s R&D development team has been busy designing this low cost fiber removal solution. Our system performance has surpassed our engineers and customers expectations removing both light fractional fiber with large percentages of bulky heavy fibers like magazines, phone books and small OCC.
Watch our web site for video documentation of our early successes. Enhancements including dust removal capabilities and additional adjust ability are already in design and ready for deployment. We recommend that any of you who are experiencing increasingly contaminated container streams to contact our sales engineers for design assistance to determine if deployment of this newly available system enhancement is a good fit for your needs.