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.

Turning Heads

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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Green Stream Recycling is changing the way Long Island recycles.

Green Stream Recycling is changing the way Long Island recycles.

CHANGING RECYCLING FOR THE BETTER

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.”

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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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