Every year on April 22nd, the world celebrates Earth Day to demonstrate support for environmental protection. At Atomic Recycling, we support Earth Day every day because construction waste doesn’t belong in the landfill. To help educate children about recycling, we had the Jane Goodall Environmental Science school come for a site visit and tour our Broadway Resource Recycling Center.Every year on April 22nd, the world celebrates Earth Day to demonstrate support for environmental protection. At Atomic Recycling, we support Earth Day every day because construction waste doesn’t belong in the landfill. To help educate children about recycling, we had the Jane Goodall Environmental Science school come for a site visit and tour our Broadway Resource Recycling Center.
The 7th graders were able to learn about the process of recycling construction material, and now you can too!
Dispatch: When a truck gets called for dispatch, the Customer Service Representatives take the order and enters it into the dispatch board. This is the main board that the dispatchers use to route the drivers to their location.
Scale: When a truck arrives back at the recycling center, it is first weighed on the scale. Weights are recorded (to determine total tonnage in vs. total tonnage out), and the truck moves down the line to the tipping floor.
Tipping Floor: The load is dumped, and large bulky items such as mattresses and quilted furniture are pulled out of the pile to be sent to the burner, and appliances are taken by a third party to be recycled. The remaining material is picked by the electric excavator and placed in the feed hopper. This is where the recycling process begins, which takes approximately six minutes.Initial Separation on the finger Screen: The initial conveyor belt runs across an eight-inch finger screen, which acts as a sifter. Material that is 8 inch and larger stay on the A-Line, while material smaller than 8-inch falls through the finger screen to the B-Line. At this point, both conveyors run-up to the thirteen laborers that pick recyclable material and drop it into specific bunkers. The pickers in the A-line sort out wood, metal, non- ferrous metal, small rock, and wire. On the B-line, all pop cans are handpicked recycled. The residual unrecyclable material flows off the end of the belt, which accounts for the 24+ percent that goes to the landfill.
- Alternative Daily Coverage, the small particle material, is filtered by a sifter and then hauled off to help cover landfills and prevent the trash from being blown away.
- Wood is ground on-site and sent off to a third party.
- Small rock is sold to a third party to make roads.
- Metal is bailed and sold locally.
Semis are loaded from the bunkers all day long to go to their final destination.
Here at Atomic Recycling, we are committed to keeping our planet healthy. We are dedicated to the long haul to protect our environment and divert as much waste from landfills as possible.If you or anyone that you know is interested in learning more about Atomic Recycling, please visit our website at www.atomicrecycling.com or call Mandy Boyle at (612) 455-7342.
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