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.”