April 16, 2014
Montgomery, Ala., in partnership with Infinitus Energy, has opened a new, one-bin material recovery facility (MRF) that will process all of the municipality’s residential recyclables and organic waste.
The facility, known as IREP at Montgomery, features Infinitus’ one-bin system and was designed, manufactured and installed by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) of Eugene, Ore., according to a news release. Waste-to-energy firm Infinitus, based in Plantation, Fla., delivered the operation that is expected to divert up to 80 percent of its waste from the landfill and create about 110 jobs.
The BHS system features BHS screen, Nihot air and NRT optional technology that will separate up to 95 percent of available recyclables at a rate of 30 tons per hour. The system also will recover organic waste for composting.
The facility could reduce the city’s operating costs by as much as $1.8 million, said Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange. “In addition, this facility will help us achieve recycling rates that will be amongst the highest nationally and put the city of Montgomery at the leading edge of managing solid waste,” he said.
In the future the operation could expand its processing of organic waste through anaerobic digestion (AD) to create compressed natural gas (CNG) and compost,
said Infinitus CEO Kyle Mowitz.