Covanta launches metal recycling system in Virginia-Recycling Today

2021-12-14 10:19:09 By : Mr. jiangtao zhao

The company said that the new system is the first in North America.

Covanta Energy Corp., a waste management and renewable energy services company, has officially launched a metal recycling system at its Waste Energy (efw) facility in Fairfax County, Virginia. The company is headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, and said the new metal recovery system is the first of its kind in North America. The system is designed to recover small particles of non-ferrous metals; the company said that the start of operations is a milestone in Covanta's organic growth plan.

“Improving efficiency and sustainability are key aspects of our culture, so we are always looking for new ways to recover value from waste and transfer materials from landfills,” said Seth Myones, Covanta’s chief operating officer. "I am proud of the way our team recognized the opportunity to recycle additional non-ferrous metals and quickly got this new system up and running."

In March, Covanta announced the establishment of a strategic alliance with Steinert US Inc. for the non-ferrous metal recycling system. The partnership supports the implementation of non-ferrous metal systems in Covanta facilities that currently do not have these systems, as well as enhancements to systems such as Covanta's Fairfax business.

"We are proud to be able to achieve one of the highest recycling rates in the state, reaching 47%, and we are working hard to continuously increase the recycling rate of recyclable materials," said Joyce Doo, director of the Fairfax County Solid Waste Treatment and Resource Recovery Department. Di said. "The new recycling system at the efw facility complements our recycling program well and is a great example of how energy recovery and a strong recycling program go hand in hand."

According to Covanta, the company recovered more than 400,000 tons of ferrous metals and more than 15,000 tons of non-ferrous metals at 41 efw facilities in North America last year. In addition to recycling ferrous and non-ferrous metals, Covanta's efw facility also converts approximately 20 million tons of solid waste into 9 million megawatt-hours of electricity and generates more than 9 billion pounds of steam.

The equipment company pointed out that increasing staff demand for its products is strong.

Sherborne Sensors, a sensor product manufacturer based in Wyckoff, New Jersey, said that it strengthened the company by adding 15% of its employees in 2012. The company stated in a press release that recruitment trends reflect the continued growth and demand for its inertial sensors and force sensor products. When announcing the increase in the number of employees, the company specifically mentioned the launch of several new products, including its WTS wireless tilt system and strong demand for its A320 series of ultra-low range linear servo accelerometers. "In the past few months, we have seen demand for all of our products soar, and we are pleased with the way everyone in the company behaves to ensure that we meet customer expectations," said Mike Baker, managing director of Sherborne Sensors. "We have invested a lot of time and money to train new and existing employees, and develop innovative and market-leading technical solutions that meet the requirements of our customers for a wide range of applications. We expect further growth in the future and will continue to invest resources to maintain this momentum."  

The company stated that the New York plant will become one of the largest in the United States.

Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman has announced plans to build a wire cutting plant in Ovego, New York. The $6 million plant will be equipped with a wire cutting plant installed by Wendt Corp. of Tonawanda, New York and purchased from MTB Recycling, Trept., France. The company will also build a 100,000-square-foot non-ferrous metal warehouse to handle the non-ferrous metal materials flowing into Owego. Adam Weitsman, owner of Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman, said: "Through this investment, we will be able to increase profits and further process more valuable materials from cars and other insulated wires that we currently sell to others." By purchasing MTB Shredding wire, Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman stated that it has positioned itself to improve low-grade insulated wires from the shredding process and all other grades of insulated wires. The plant will process copper, aluminum and lead coating lines from the Upstate Shredding and Ben Weitsman feed yards. The company will also purchase insulated copper-aluminum, aluminum-copper radiators and lead-plated wires from distributors throughout the Northeast and Canada on the open market. In addition, the company will purchase insulated wires from other shredders. "This will make North America work again," Tom Winter said. "This is an upgrade that can significantly increase domestic sales, not just exports. This is the only proven high-quality solution for recycling wire from shredder residue." He added that the new Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman production line Will have the highest production capacity provided by the MTB wire cutting plant. The four-stage process of the MTB chopper line is fully automatic and can separate the various components of the cable into pure metals-99.7% to 100% pure aluminum and 98% to 99.9% pure copper. The four components of the wire cutting machine include a pre-cutting process, in which the raw materials of the wires and cables are fed into a system to chop or shred the wires to a consistent length; the pelletizer, which comes from the pre-cutting The insulating layer of the machine's material is stripped; a separation system separates the recyclable metal from the insulating material. In the fourth step, the material is sorted and put into containers for resale. Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman is headquartered in Ovig, and owns and operates 11 scrap metal collection and processing facilities in New York and Pennsylvania. In addition, the company will open a scrap metal recycling center and export facility in Albany, New York  

The company plans to build and operate a recycling facility in Montgomery County, Indiana.

Mervis Industries, a recycling company based in Danville, Illinois, has announced plans to build and operate a recycling facility on 25 acres of land in Montgomery County, Indiana. The new plant will also be used as the company's transportation hub. “We looked at many properties in the area and this is the best place to expand our business and serve existing industrial customers in Montgomery County,” said Michael Mervis, director of Mervis Industries. "The property has good highway access and meets our recycling facility standards." The new facility will operate under the Mervis Advantage Recycling name. It will include a community unloading business and a transfer station for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The plant will include a fleet of small trucks, a scale and an administrative office. "Advantage Recycling Station will become a community recycling center and the base of our Indiana transportation fleet; we do not expect to dispose of recyclable materials at this location," Mervis said. "Because of its proximity to the highway, our site plan will meet the requirements of the Highway Beautification Act of 1965," Mervis added. “A shielded 8-foot fence on the top of the 10-foot berm around the property will minimize the visual impact of the two highways and any intrusive impact on the community.” According to a message released by Mervis, the new plant Montgomery County, where it is located, will apply to the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) for funding to improve the safety and efficiency of the two highways.

The company was recognized in the American Metals Market Aluminium Industry Excellence Award.

Cincinnati-based David J. Joseph Co. (DJJ) announced that it was named Aluminum Scrap Supplier of the Year at the second annual American Metals Market Aluminum Excellence Awards Ceremony held on June 12.

Terry Rath, Vice President of DJJ Metals Group, said when accepting the award for the company: "DJJ receiving this award is a unique honor. I am proud of the work done by my colleagues in DJJ Company every day. This award is a reflection of our high level of safety. A tribute to the attention and our continued commitment to customers, products and value-added services."

The 2012 Aluminum Excellence Awards program recognizes companies that strive to improve competitiveness and demonstrate their operational excellence. Compared with 2011, the scrap companies nominated for this award have been evaluated in terms of customer service/support and continuous improvement measures, anti-theft, mercury switch removal and radiation detection measures adoption/implementation, and environmental compliance and safety performance. judge. year 2010.

DJJ operates 68 scrap recycling facilities and 15 non-ferrous and ferrous metal brokerage offices, including operations in Hong Kong and Switzerland. DJJ also operates seven self-service auto parts retail businesses called U-Pull-&-Pay.