Single Stream Recycling
Faced with increasing landfill costs or pending landfill closure, communities have several recycling options. They can ship their material to distant sorting facilities or invest in their own system to sort their recyclables. Transportation of all or part of the waste stream is expensive. Minimizing those costs can ensure long term program sustainability. Whether you are a hauler, a landfill operator or a municipal government official, localized sorting could offer you the opportunity to capture value while creating jobs and extending landfill life in your town. Done right, single stream recycling offers the ability to make more money on waste than simply burying it. Sorting locally saves money on handling and transportation. Read how one local business did it by clicking here
Dual Stream Recycling
A legacy option for collection is the dual stream method where paper and cardboard are kept separate from containers (glass, plastic, aluminum and tin). In our experience this sub-optimizes collection logistics, but simplifies sorting. It also effectively increases the size of community a Revolution can support. In our larger single stream installations, the Revolution functions as a container line (the core separation step in a dual stream system), where it continues to deliver superior productivity to traditional linear approaches. The team approach also works well recovering low volume container types where a dedicated sorting station is not cost effective. This allows a sorter to pull other materials for baling as well as the target material, increasing utilization.
Consumer Goods Recovery
What business is not challenged to keep up with increasing regulations and inflation? In the case of charities and thrift stores, increased minimum wage laws, government mandated insurance requirements, and competition for labor make it difficult to accept donations of consumer goods without taking a loss. At the same time, community donations of used clothing and consumer goods continue to rise. For some, that also impacts their ability to support other programs that benefit the community. Revolution Systems can help answer the challenge. Our system installed in such a facility doubled productivity in 3 months, reducing storage and labor costs while increasing processing capacity in a tight labor market. Read how by clicking here.