Pet Optical Sorter Green Eye

Industry’s Cleanest and Fastest Pet Optical Sorter Green Eye

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.

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News FLASH!

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.

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Residents, Hauler and Lycoming County

SINGLE-STREAM PLANT OFFERS ECONOMIC ‘WIN’ FOR RESIDENTS, HAULERS AND LYCOMING COUNTY

SINGLE-STREAM PLANT OFFERS ECONOMIC ‘WIN’ FOR RESIDENTS, HAULERS AND LYCOMING COUNTY

Residents, Hauler 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.”

Residents, Hauler and Lycoming County

Residents, Hauler and Lycoming County

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Winter Bros. Waste Systems CT

Winter Bros. Waste Systems CT

Winter Bros. Waste Systems CT

The Winters family has been in the waste hauling and recycling business for three generations, having built and sold multiple companies in New York and New England. The family’s latest enterprise, Winters Bros. Waste Systems CT LLC, has locations in Danbury and Shelton, Conn. The Shelton location houses the family’s new GREEN MACHINE® single-stream and dry waste processing system.

Sean Winters, vice president of Winter Bros. Waste Systems CT, says, “Our family has worked with GREEN MACHINE ® on multiple equipment projects at our Long Island, N.Y., company prior to selling to IESI. They definitely build the heavy-duty equipment our marketplace demands.” Bill Brennan, vice president of transfer and recycling for Winter Bros. Waste Systems CT, says, “GREEN MACHINE’s installation crews worked through Superstorm Sandy and the Nemo Blizzard, ensuring a timely system startup, meeting our processing contract demands. They’ve been great about providing a continuous maintenance presence on site while we learn how to operate the system and work out all the bugs. John’s company has exceeded even our expectations, which gives us tremendous capacity to grow our Western Connecticut recycling business.”

John Green of GREEN MACHINE® says, “The Winters’ dual-level building site provided us with many challenges. With much help from Bill and the Winters team, we successfully turned those challenges into advantages. This system is one of our smartest, most functional designs to date. This was a real team effort.”

Joe Winters, CEO of Winters Bros. Waste Systems CT, indicates that the community is happy to see its materials processed locally, expanding the job base. “The Winters family looks forward to growing our latest enterprise in
partnership with Connecticut municipalities, residents and businesses,” Joe says.

Designers, Manufacturers and Dealers of Waste Processing Products & Services

Winter Bros. Waste Systems CT

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Mcleod Minnesota Single Stream Recycling

mcleod minnesota single stream recycling

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.”

mcleod minnesota single stream recycling

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Green Machines new Ballistic Separator

Green Machines new Ballistic Separator

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.

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GREEN-EYE Sorting Technology

What GREEN EYE® Sorting Technology Means to Recyclers

GREEN EYE® sorting technology collect three dimensional data simultaneously at higher speeds than other optical sorting technologies. Our technological advantage enables real time data collection, higher through puts and the ability to see through outer Heat Shrink Plastics labels, deep into Barrier Bottles and even identifies Bio Plastics! Nearly any number of material variables can be collected and utilized to accept or reject any combination. Our advanced technology enables unwanted items such as aluminum cans and fiber to be blocked, while colors, including black and white, are easily identified and selected or blocked. Every GREEN EYE® is delivered ready to be trained to sort nearly any recyclable commodity. GREEN EYE® is extremely simple to operate and maintain, with as many off-t he-shelf parts as possible.

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