RM_JULY20, 2020

July 20, 2020

VOL. 58, NO. 14

“Serving The Industry For More Than Fifty Years”

Van Dyk Recycling Helps Launch New MRF by Greg Kishbaugh F or the past decade, the Santa Barbara County PublicWorks Depart- ment in Santa Barbara, California, has been looking for ways to im- prove recycling programs and overall diver- sion from landfilling.To meet new state

$54M Committed To Closed Loop Partners Closed Loop Partners announced that some of the world’s largest consumer brands and corporate foundations are extending more than $54 million in cap- ital commitments with the Closed Loop Infrastructure Fund (CLIF). This exten- sion is testament, said the company, to the progress CLIF has made over the last five years toward building a more circular economy and the sense of urgency from these brands to accelerate their circular economy goals and support the transfor- mation of the recycling system. Today, the original nine investors in the fund — 3M, Coca-Cola, Colgate Pal- molive, Johnson & Johnson Consum- er Health, Keurig Dr. Pepper, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Unilever and The Walmart Foundation — are extending their capital commitments, strengthen- ing their investment in the infrastructure needed to build a more circular econo- my. Amazon, Danone North America, Da- none Waters of America, Nestlé Waters North America and Starbucks have since joined the fund. Together, these compa- nies’ major investments support addi- tional recycling infrastructure and spur growth and technological innovation around end markets for post-consumer materials across North America.

laws mandating increased diver- sion rates and reductions in the amount of organics sent to landfills, Santa Barbara Coun- ty invested in the ReSource

Center, a project — built on the Tajiguas Landfill — that will simultaneously address new mandates through increasing recy- cling,composting organics currently being landfilled, and reducing the landfill’s carbon footprint.

Waste Recovery Their Tajiguas Landfill serves the South Coast and Santa Ynez Valley areas of

Santa Barbara County and accepts around 200,000 tons of material each year.The first phase of the project, which is planned to be fully functional by early 2021, is a new MRF (materials recovery facility) that will process municipal solid waste (MSW) collected from the area, separating recyclables and organics from the trash. In order to turn the plans into reality,Van Dyk Recycling Solutions,Nor- walk, Connecticut, was brought on board to supply and install two 3D trommel screens,various sizing screens,air density separators,three ellip- tical separators, and 11 optical units will recover and separate paper and containers. Installation is nearing completion and is set to begin start up and commissioning by fall of 2020.

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