ZWS Waste Solutions of Rochester, Mass., announced the opening of what it calls “one of the most advanced recycling facilities in the world.” Zero Waste Solutions’ Advanced Recycling Facility opened May 20.
“We are very pleased to announce today that after a very long process our Zero Waste Solutions recycling plant is now open and processing materials into salable commodities,” said ZWS President and CEO Michael A. Camara in a statement. “CP Group of San Diego, Calif., completed installing the recycling equipment with all of the latest technologies on Friday May 17.”
“CP is pleased to assist Mr. Camara and Zero Waste in seeing this project through,” said Terry Schneider, president and CEO of CP Group, in a statement. “We are very proud to have our newest sorting equipment featured in this state-of-the-art system that will serve the needs of ABC Disposal’s customer base for years to come.”
The 103,000-square-foot facility will accept residential and commercial waste streams as well as single stream recyclables, co-mingled recyclables and source separated recyclables. The new facility will be partially powered by 88,000 square feet of solar powered panels.
“By installing the 3,500 solar panels on our roof, we’ll receive about 30 percent of our electrical needs from green energy,” said Camara. Zero Waste Solutions is the sister company of ABC Disposal Service, Inc. and New Bedford Waste Services LLC of New Bedford, Mass.
ZWS has been equipped with the latest recycling technologies including different size screening systems, magnets, sophisticated optical sorting systems and eddy current systems, which remove aluminum. These systems are all designed to automatically separate recyclable materials into different categories of commodities.
“Combining the capabilities of our network of transfer stations and vast hauling operations as well as ZWS’ advanced recycling technologies, we will be able to develop extremely efficient recycling operations,” said Camara. “These advanced recycling technologies will allow us to improve our ability to process a larger percentage of materials, which can then be recycled, reused and diverted from disposal. We have installed the most technologically advanced separation equipment available to achieve the highest recycling rates.”
“Having our ZWS Recycling Facility finally opening is a great tribute to the years of hard work of our employees, my family and I,” he added. “This will benefit our customers for many years to come. We are very proud opening one of the most technically advanced recycling facilities in the world and a great asset for Massachusetts.”