GREEN MACHINE® vastly improves existing commercial waste systems with the addition of its patented GREEN EYE® optical sorter.
Watch our GREEN EYE® Commercial Waste Optical Sorter!
Our Hyperspectral vision system successfully sorts both dry and wet cardboard from mixed waste streams. Other technologies have difficulty identifying damp product, wax cardboard, kraft, and box board fibers. In addition we identify and sort all fiber grades producing clean grades of ONP and SOP.
INDUSTRY’S MOST VERSATILE AND EXACTING OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY OVER 10 YEARS developing our hyperspectral identification systems and our artificial intelligence software provides the industry’s fastest and cleanest sort rates of fibers, plastics, woods, textiles, aggregates, ASR, E-Scrap and more!
Our new equipment can process 600 tons of recyclable materials per week. Those materials might otherwise have ended up in Seneca Landfill. While landfills are necessary and have many benefits, their space is limited and certain materials do not break down quickly. Recyclable materials linger in landfills, taking up valuable space, for years or longer.
By processing more materials with greater accuracy, we help ensure that plastics, metals, paper and other recyclable materials are able to be reused instead of wasted. This saves space in the landfill as well as conserving natural resources used to make consumer goods.
How Does It All Work?
Loading Recyclables into the Green Machine
Here, a front-end loader deposits mixed recyclable materials from both residential and commercial sources into a dual-side feed metering bin system.
Elevating and Pre-Sorting
The material is then deposited upon an in-feed system which elevates the materials up to a pre-sort mezzanine area. Sorters manually remove heavy metals, plastic bags and rigid plastics from the stream.
The Green Machine OCC Separator system is designed to remove large bulky cardboard from smaller mixed containers and small fibers. The bulky cardboard is then deposited upon a post-sort conveyor where sorters perform a manual post-sort, removing any non-brown, non-cardboard materials. Cardboard is later baled and shipped for processing.
Paper and Fiber Removal
The material which passes through the OCC stream is deposited upon a Green Machine polishing system, which separates fibers (such as paper) from containers. The fibers rise to the top of the stream and are deposited upon a post-sort conveyor, where inspection sorters remove any non-fiber material. Clean paper and fiber materials are later baled and shipped for processing.
Mini Polisher and Glass Breaker
The mini polisher system takes the material which falls off the major polisher for a secondary cleanup, helping to remove the balance of the fibers from the containers. The containers fall off the bottom of the stream, and then travel across a glass-breaker system, where glass is removed and fiber is then also removed from the glass product. Clean glass is deposited outside in a bunker for daily landfill cover or glass recycling.
Ballistic Bounce Separator
Again, containers removed from the bottom of the mini polisher stream are deposited upon a glass breaker, where fines are removed. Those containers are then transported to a Green Machine ballistic bounce belt separator, where fibers and 2-D materials rise to the top of the separator and containers fall off the bottom. Containers and non-conforming fibers are manually removed from the stream.
PET and HDPE Removal
Then, HDPE sort system removes all of the high-density polyethylene plastic bottles, such as laundry detergent and milk jugs, for post-sort.
The eddy-current separator removes all aluminum UBCs (used beverage cans) from the waste stream.
Material Separation and Storage
Bunkers holding sorted, clean materials are automatically discharged, flow to a baler feed conveyor which then flows to a final processing/baling system.
The baler makes highly densified bales of product, tying them with wire for transportation via truck. Although this is the last stage in the process at the TC Recycling facility, the materials we process go on to be used by our customers to create new products.
St. Petersburgh FL, Progressive Waste Solutions has recently opened a new Materials Recovery Facility in the Tampa area. The newly commissioned system is designed to process both Residential Single Stream and Commercial Dry Waste recyclable materials. Progressive Waste Solutions system was designed and manufactured by GREEN MACHINE® a New Hampshire based company which also manufactures in Upstate, New York. The manufacturer’s President, John Green, says, “We are pleased to now have a presence in the fast growing Florida market. We hope that the success we’ve experienced in the Tampa area will open doors for more projects for GREEN MACHINE Contracts with Hillsborough County mandated that our customer start processing within a tight time frame from the award of contract. We are proud to say we met Progressive’s contractual obligations”. Jonathan Abrams, Manager of Waste Diversion Initiatives for Progressive Waste Solutions was pleased with his choice in vendors. Immediately following Green Machines successful throughput acceptance test Mr. Abrams said, “I am happy the performance of the Green Machine System. We estimate that our throughput exceeds the design capacity and the end product quality is very clean.
Does your sorter see thru outer shrink wrap labels? Can your sorter identify black and white
colors with ease? Can your sorter identify bio plastics, PVC, styrene and barrier bottles? GREEN EYE® CAN DO ALL THIS + MORE!
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.
Scott Earl, president of County Waste – stated; County Waste of Virginia purchased an existing recycling facility in Virginia in March 2014. At the time of the acquisition of this recycling facility, we realized that the existing system was inadequate for our long term needs. Our previous company, County Waste (Clifton Park, NY) had selected Green Machine to build a 30+ ton per hour single stream recycling facility located in Albany, New York back in 2010. Based upon our previous great experience with Green Machine, we sole-sourced selected Green Machine to retrofit, modify and build a new single stream recycling system for our newly acquired recycling facility in Virginia.
Now that we have the experience of having our new single stream recycling system up and running in Virginia, we can tell you the following:
The new system was up and running 3-4 weeks SOONER than promised
The new system came in right ON budget, with no material change orders
The new system is producing QUALITY end product baled recycled material
The tonnage per hour throughput of the system is DELIVERING as promised
I am a very hard person to please. However, what else can I say about Green Machine other than our Company received equal to or better than we bargained for on every key perimeter of purchasing and operating a new recycling system. Green Machine got the job done for us and I give them my highest recommendation.
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 eye® patent pending optical sorting systems deliver the industry’s cleanest pet pick rates. Manual post sorter/inspection is unnecessary with our revolutionary technology. Our pet optical sorter system collects molecular information 3-dimension ally.
This technology allows for the selection of exactly the product desired while simultaneously blocking undesirables. We see through outer packaging wraps, block aluminum, paper and select the exact commodity grade your market requires. This surgical extraction of desirable is accomplished at accelerator belt speeds of 700 + FPM and tonnage throughput of 10 TPH with our 60″ wide sorter. Every green eye® optical system is capable of virtual. Identifying virtually any material grade such as but not limited to all plastic grades, metals, fibers, wood products, aggregates, glass and more. Our material sort test facility is ready to prove our technology with your hard to recover recyclable commodities. Contact us for a demonstration and economical system retrofit quote.
Green Machine has been awarded US Pat. No. 9,950,346 for Its Hyperspectral Green Eye Optical sorting systems. Our Hyperspectral Imaging system has become the recycling industries preferred technology for the collection of spectral information used in identifying and classifying the widest range of recyclable materials. Green Machine pioneered this technology in 2007 and coupled with its existing Canadian Patent #2,688,805 has achieved exclusive rights for all recycling applications throughout North America for this technology.
SINGLE-STREAM PLANT OFFERS ECONOMIC ‘WIN’ FOR RESIDENTS, HAULERS AND LYCOMING COUNTY
Lycoming County (PA) Resource Mgmt. Services (LCRMS) has celebrated the grand opening of its $5.3 million GREEN MACHINE® single-stream material recovery facility (MRF) and the subsequent launch of a new regional recycling program called One for All.
According to Jason Yorks, Lycoming County recycling coordinator, Green Machine’s engineers provided his county the best design melding existing dual stream assets with state-of-the-art singlestream technology. Mr. Yorks says, “The new single-stream MRF allows area residents and businesses the convenience of mixing all their recyclables together while offering a wider range of collected recyclables, including Nos. 1 through 7 plastics and aseptic gable-top containers, such as juice and soup cartons.”
The 60,000-square-foot MRF, which is adjacent to the Lycoming County Landfill in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, can sort and bale up to 20 tons per hour of comingled recyclables. The participating counties in northeastern Pennsylvania include Lycoming, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Union and Snyder. Officials say when the facility is running at full capacity it will be able to serve an even larger area.
GREEN MACHINE® manufactured and installed Lycoming’s equipment, including a fully automated container sort line that includes four GREEN EYE® optical sorters. A grant from the Carton Council also helped to purchase one optical sorter that will sort the aseptic gable top containers.
“This single-stream recycling initiative is truly an economic ‘win’ all around—for residents, haulers and Lycoming County,” says Lycoming County Commissioner Jeff Wheeland. “You can recycle more items more easily while saving money through this open-market competition model. This program is one more economic boon for our area, showcasing what good planning,
partnership and stewardship is all about.”
In early 2014, LCRMS and the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College conducted a survey of residents in the region to gauge their knowledge and perception about single-stream recycling. The findings showed 76 percent in favor of the process for reasons that included convenience, simplicity and environmental responsibility. The majority of respondents also suggested they would recycle more frequently if the process was introduced and would switch waste haulers if another offered the service. In June 2014, based on these findings, Lycoming County commissioners granted approval to purchase the GREEN MACHINE® System.
“It simply makes good sense to support recycling and waste reduction efforts that are making a tremendous difference across the commonwealth,” says state Sen. Gene Yaw said. “The fact that this initiative both achieves those goals and adds convenience to our residents is highly commendable. I applaud the efforts of Lycoming County and their willingness to serve a larger region with this recycling/waste reduction initiative.”
Participating waste haulers will provide individual collection bins for homeowners. Those haulers will now pick up unsorted recyclable materials from residents’ homes and will be paid by the county for the recyclables. Lycoming County’s 27 recycling drop-off sites also will continue to operate.
“With this new facility and program in place, we’ll now be able to preserve valuable landfill space, increase our capacity, have a more cost-effective, convenient way to recycle and hopefully improve local recycling participation,” Yorks says. “For residents, it’s a more convenient way to recycle, and for haulers, it’s an opportunity for business. We see it as a win-win.”