The Tulsa-based American Waste said in a news release the $7 million investment converts the facility, known as Mr. Murph, to fully automated single-stream recycling. The facility at full capacity will be will be able to process more than 80 tons of recycled paper, plastic, cardboard, aluminum and glass a day. Glass is an addition with the upgrade.
American Waste Control renovated the new MRF in part to handle recyclables from its new recycling contract with the city of Tulsa. The new equipment replaces an almost entirely manual process with dozens of automatic sorting points, magnets, optical sorters and air classifiers to improve diversion rates and productivity. Little waste residue is left, significantly improving the city’s trash disposal efficiency.
American Waste also owns Tulsa Recycle and Transfer and American Environmental Landfill and said it is the only fully integrated waste company in Tulsa.