BALCONES IS UP AND RUNNING!
July 30, 2012 – Austin, TX – Balcones Resources has started processing material at its new material recovery facility (MRF) located in Austin, Texas. Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) designed, manufactured and installed the 20 ton-per-hour (TPH) single stream system. The official grand opening will be held in September.
Balcones was awarded a 20-year contract with the City of Austin to process the majority of the city’s residential recycling. The MRF is housed in a new building and was built with flexibility in mind. It is capable of processing either residential or commercial material with recovery rates in excess of 95 percent.
The highly-automated plant features the latest in patented screening, optical and controls technology, allowing Balcones Resources to boost the recycling recovery rate for city residents, produce clean commodities and divert a significant amount of material from landfill.
BHS was chosen for its high-quality construction, customer service and support and expertise in the recycling industry, says Kerry Getter, CEO of Balcones Resources.
“This will be the largest capital investment by a privately-held recycling company in the State of Texas, and one of the most significant in the United States in the coming year” – Kerry Getter
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)
Headquartered in Eugene, OR, BHS is a worldwide leader in the innovative design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of sorting systems and components for the solid waste, recycling, waste-to-energy, and construction and demolition industries. Wholly-owned subsidiaries include Nihot (Amsterdam), NRT (Nashville, TN) and Zero Waste Energy (Lafayette, CA). BHS is also the home of Max-AI™ technology, a breakthrough artificial intelligence that identifies materials, makes intelligent decisions and directs equipment such as robotic sorters. Clients around the globe choose BHS because of its experience, dedication to cutting-edge technology, quality construction and durability, and unmatched customer service. BHS has built some of the largest and most durable MRFs in the world – and they are achieving the highest throughput, recovery, and purity rates in the industry.