Penn Waste Opens New Recycling Facility
The state-of-the-art materials recovery facility more than triples company’s processing capabilities
YORK, PA – May 26, 2015 – York, PA-based Penn Waste, a locally owned and operated waste and recycling company, has opened a new 96,000 square foot state-of-the-art recycling facility in Manchester, PA. The Single Stream Recycling system was designed, manufactured and installed by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS). The new facility more than triples the company’s processing capabilities and improves recovery rates, cementing Penn Waste’s position as a cutting-edge leader in the waste and recycle industry in Pennsylvania. The new MRF is one of the largest in the nation.
“Building this new facility reinforces our commitment to the local and surrounding community and to increasing sustainable practices throughout our region,” said Scott Wagner, President and Owner of Penn Waste, Inc.
The new building and equipment upgrades Penn Waste’s sorting and processing capability to 35 tons of recyclables per hour, significantly up from the 10 tons per hour the old system handled. The new operating system also features NRT optical sorting technology to separate materials more efficiently, at a faster processing speed and with less contamination.
In 2014, Penn Waste processed 81,000 tons of recyclables through their old facility. That quantity was up more than 50% since 2010. With community education and the new capabilities, Penn Waste is hoping to double the 2014 record of materials recycled over the next few years.
“Our long-term goal is to continue to find innovative ways to waste less and recycle more by diverting recyclable materials from the waste stream, ” said Wagner.
About Penn Waste
Penn Waste is a locally-owned and operated company providing premier residential and commercial waste removal and recycling services to the South Central Pennsylvania region since 2000. Founder, Scott Wagner, has more than 30 years’ experience in the waste industry and leads a team of more than 330 dedicated and driven individuals who are committed to providing safe, dependable and courteous service to each and every home and business served. Penn Waste is recognized for its substantial growth over the last 15 years, operating a fleet of more than 100 waste removal and recycling collection trucks that offer the latest in safety equipment and serving over 175,000 customers in 65 municipalities in the counties of York, Lancaster, Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry. The waste collected from Penn Waste customers is used to create clean, green energy, fueling local waste to energy sites to support a better future. For more information about Penn Waste, please visit www.PennWaste.com, Twitter @PennWaste, or on Facebook at Facebook.com/PennWaste.
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). 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.
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