Big machine needed for big jobApr 26th, 2010 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news | Category: Recycling
This month, the Willimantic Waste Paper Co. marks a year of using the Bollegraaf single-stream recycling system. The system, made in the Netherlands, can sort recyclables faster that previously possible, processing more than 25 tons of material an hour.
The massive, green and yellow machine is 600 feet long, as long as two football fields. When it’s running – six days a week for 20 hours a day – it’s loud enough to make people have to shout to have a conversation.