Pennsylvania County Opens Material Recovery Facility

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

November 12, 2014

1 Min Read
Pennsylvania County Opens Material Recovery Facility

A Pennsylvania county has opened a new single-stream recycling facility in Montgomery.

Lycoming County Resource Management Services (LCRMS) has opened a 60,000-sq.-ft. facility next to its landfill in Montgomery, at a cost of $5.3 million, according to a news release.

With the facility LCRMS has launched a new regional recycling program, “One For All.”

The material recovery facility (MRF) will collect, separate and bale up to 20 tons of commingled recyclables per hour. Counties participating in supplying the MRF include Lycoming, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Union and Snyder. Officials said that once the facility is operating at full capacity it will be able to serve a larger area.

The new facility allows LCRMS to collect additional materials, including Nos. 1 through 7 plastics and aseptic containers.

Hampstead, N.H.-based Green Machine Sales manufactured and installed the equipment in the facility, and a grant from the Vernon Hills, Ill.-based Carton Council helped expand recycling to include cartons.

“Single-stream shifts curbside pickup from the county to private business,” said Jason Yorks, county recycling coordinator, “which we feel will be a much more efficient system.”






About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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