American Waste Converts Oklahoma MRF to Single-Stream Recycling

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

November 20, 2012

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American Waste Converts Oklahoma MRF to Single-Stream Recycling

American Waste Control Inc. has upgraded its material recovery facility (MRF) in Tulsa, Okla.

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.

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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