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Infinitus, BHS, City Launch MRF in Montgomery, AlabamaInfinitus, BHS, City Launch MRF in Montgomery, Alabama

Allan Gerlat

April 16, 2014

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Infinitus, BHS, City Launch MRF in Montgomery, Alabama

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.

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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