ReCommunity Recycling has selected Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to design, manufacture and install a new material recovery system for the ReCommunity material recovery facility (MRF) in New Castle, Del., scheduled to open next year.
The new system will process 35 tons of recyclables per hour when the facility is fully operational by July 2013, the Charlotte, N.C.-based ReCommunity said in a news release. Installation of the system is scheduled to begin in February.
The system by Eugene, Ore.-based BHS will include advanced automated sorting capabilities that allow identification, separation and recovery of recyclables. The system is expected to recover more than 95 percent of available recyclables.
The facility will process old newspapers, mixed paper, cardboard, plastic containers, beverage cartons, steel, aluminum and glass to support the state’s recent passage of a Universal Recycling law.
ReCommunity in May announced that it would invest $15 million to repurpose an existing 64,000-sq.-ft. building and install state-of-the art sorting equipment within the Delaware Recycling Center.