BHS signs US$16m contract for single stream system


Source: Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)

Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has signed a $15.7 million contract to design, manufacture and install single stream and mixed commercial processing equipment for a new materials recovery facility (MRF) at the Shoreway Recycling and Disposal Center in San Carlos, CA, managed by the South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA). South Bay Recycling (SBR), a joint venture between Community Recycling and Potential Industries, will operate the system.

After an extensive application and selection process, the BHS system was chosen for its superior design, technology, and effectiveness. “BHS was ultimately selected as being the most capable equipment manufacturer for the SBWMA’s sorting system specifications and needs,” SBWMA officials said in their October 8 press release announcing the contract approval. The system incorporates the latest in screening, optical, and air separation technologies and is designed to maximize the recovery of marketable commodities, yielding minimal residual material and reducing disposal costs. It is capable of processing up to 45 tons of material per hour.

The BHS equipment is described by officials as the “key component” in the overall plan to transform the Shoreway Recycling and Disposal Center into the Shoreway Environmental Center. The new facility is being promoted as “a national model for sustainable building practices and innovative recycling and material handling operations” and will include an environmental education center. The Shoreway facility serves as a central location for receiving, transferring and/or processing all solid waste, recyclables, yard trimmings and food scraps collected in the SBWMA service area.

“We have filled in the last remaining piece to our Shoreway master plan capital improvement effort with approval of an agreement with BHS,” said Kevin McCarthy, Executive Director of the SBWMA.

“All of us at BHS are extremely excited to be working with the team at SBWMA. Our design engineers have developed a system that will be among the most technologically sophisticated in the world and will place the member communities of the SBWMA district at the forefront of recycling,” according to Steve Miller, President of BHS.

“Approval of the SBR and the BHS agreements mark another important milestone in SBWMA’s ongoing work to upgrade and modernize solid waste collection and operation of the Shoreway Center,” said Brian Moura, SBWMA Vice Chair and Assistant City Manager for San Carlos. “It is also estimated to boost recycling by an additional 15% – 20% which will have a major effect on improving the environment and addressing the region’s climate change and green program goals,” Moura added. “This is going to be a project and program which everyone can be proud of.”

BHS, headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, is one of the leading and most innovative manufacturers of recycling processing equipment in the world. BHS is a major supplier of processing systems for the solid waste, recycling, wood products/compost and waste to energy industries and continues to develop new generation products and systems, while adding to an extensive list of patented technologies.

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