Kim James


Ethernet March 17, 2015

Automated material recovery system more than doubles recovery of key recyclables

The new facility is able to sort more tonnage of recyclables than other facilities operating in New York City, due to automation, conveyors, magnets, and optic augmentations in the design. During five years at the older facility, the company marketed 5 tons of aluminum. Within six months of the new facility’s opening, the system had produced 63 tons of baled aluminum. The Bronx facility sorts through 300 to 400 tons of waste and recyclable material daily, and Action Environmental Solutions is looking to increase that amount. This is part of the Control Engineering March 2015 cover story.

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