CP Manufacturing celebrates 40 years in recycling

CP Manufacturing, headquartered in San Diego, is celebrating 40 years of supplying equipment and processing solutions to the recycling industry in 2017.

“At CP Manufacturing, we’ve always been driven by the simple goal of providing high-performance recycling machinery that lasts,” says Bob Davis, the second-generation owner of CP Manufacturing. “For 40 years, CP has been a pioneer in the recycling industry, and we will continue to drive the industry forward for the next 40.”

A family-owned business, CP Manufacturing was born out of the scrap metals industry. Its sister company, IMS Recycling, was founded in 1954 by Charles M. Davis, who invented the world’s first aluminum can flattener in the early 1970s. Later, the CP2000 Can Flattener transformed the scrap industry, the company says.

CP Manufacturing was formed in 1977 in response to growing demand for aluminum can flatteners and densifiers. Since then, the company has developed dozens of patents and expanded its equipment and solutions portfolio as recycling and waste handling evolved.

In the 1980s and 1990s, CP recognized the growing trend of curbside recycling. As the U.S. and other countries worked to increase the effectiveness of recycling by making it easier for consumers to participate and more cost-effective to implement, CP says it dedicated its research and development efforts to assist in this effort.

Since 2003, CP Manufacturing has acquired several other recycling equipment manufacturers and solutions providers, including MSS Inc., Krause Manufacturing and Advanced MRF. This family of companies, known as CP Group, was founded to provide one-stop-shop turnkey recycling systems for a variety of recycling and waste diversion operations.

Today, CP is an award-winning provider of some of the largest and most advanced material recovery facilities (MRFs) in operation. CP says it has built more than 450 MRFs worldwide and continues to invest in R&D and automation technology to stay ahead of the changing material streams. The company still offers its original can densifier product lines.

“We are and always have been a family-owned and operated company,” says Ashley Davis, a third-generation family owner and sales and marketing director of CP Group. “What sets us apart is that we treat our customers like family. Their success is our success. We’re with them for the long haul.”

IPL provides organic wheeled carts to Canadian city

IPL Inc., a North American producer of injection-molded plastic products that is headquartered in Quebec, has announced that it has won a major contract for providing organic wheeled carts to the city of Calgary, Alberta.

The contract, worth $13 million, includes production and delivery of 325,000 organic rolling carts intended for the implementation of a new composting program beginning in summer 2017 in all single-family homes in the city of Calgary.

“This new contract allows us to consolidate our leadership in the municipal sector across Canada,” says Paul Palazzo, vice president of sales and marketing for the IPL Environment division. “This contract and others to be announced will help us increase production in our plants and accelerate the growth of our company.”

In addition to food waste, paper plates and napkins will be composted, as will grass, tree branches and pet waste. The program was initiated as a pilot project in 2012, which allowed residents to test new habits, leading them to reduce their garbage by nearly half.

For more than 25 years, IPL has offered its clients a wide range of injection-molded containers that are designed to meet the requirements of municipalities and industries regarding the recovery and processing of waste.

These products are all available with several options and graphics, allowing IPL to offer a product tailored to the specific needs of customers.

SCS selected for landfill gas compliance services

SCS Field Services, based in Long Beach, California, has been retained by Placer County, California, to meet the operational goals set by Placer County Air Pollution Control District, as well as other regulatory agencies, at the closed Meadow Vista, Loomis and Eastern Regional landfills.

SCS will help control landfill gas surface and subsurface migration by operating, monitoring and maintaining the landfill gas collection and control systems at the sites.

This effort is designed to protect the environment and to ensure air quality standards are met for county residents. It also is designed to ensure regulatory requirements are maintained.

SCS will provide routine maintenance, as well as emergency and nonroutine repairs, continuous monitoring and other field and engineering services. In addition, SCS will provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports on the landfills.

Anton Svorinich, a vice president with SCS, says, “By operating and monitoring landfill gas at the landfill sites, our field services team will make sure that the county is in compliance with local, regional and state air quality regulations.”

He says of SCS, “We have worked at these sites since 1997 and our experience and familiarity with each closed landfill location will help us be both effective and efficient in fulfilling the scope of work.”

Rubicon partners with Georgia city to improve diversion rates

Rubicon Global, a company headquartered in Atlanta that provides methods designed to improve recycling efforts, has launched a public-private partnership with the Columbus Consolidated Government in Columbus, Georgia. Rubicon says this partnership will help to improve the city’s residential waste and recycling services through the use of new technology and data analytics.

The city of Columbus will begin using Rubicon’s proprietary cloud-based platform, including its mobile app and desktop vendor software. The technology will provide planning data to Columbus and enable it to assess its landfill diversion and recycling rates.

“Cities like Columbus are the backbone of our country—the places where a majority of Americans go to work, shop and increasingly live,” says Michael Allegretti, head of public policy for Rubicon. “This smart cities partnership will mean a more responsive and connected government that better serves the taxpayer. We are thrilled to partner with one of Georgia’s largest cities to demonstrate that technology and data can improve the quality of life in every corner of America.”

Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson says, “We are excited to partner with Georgia-based Rubicon Global and use their new technology to improve our waste and recycling services. It will allow us to more closely monitor and manage our operations, improve customer service and enhance quality of life.”

Smartphones loaded with the Rubicon hauler mobile app will be placed in the Columbus Consolidated Government Waste Collection Division’s entire fleet of waste and recycling vehicles. The city has about 75 vehicles that service more than 56,500 households. The Waste Collection Division also will use Rubicon’s desktop vendor portal that works with the mobile app to create operational efficiency and improve customer service, leading to savings for taxpayers, according to Rubicon.

PHG Energy rebrands as Aries Clean Energy

PHG Energy, based in Nashville, Tennessee, is operating under a new name, Aries Clean Energy, introducing what the company says is the continuing evolution of the clean energy and sustainable waste disposal company.

“The old name, PHG Energy, worked well for us when we basically offered industrial fuel gas conversion equipment,” says CEO Greg Bafalis. “Aries Clean Energy is a brand that much better represents what we do today as well as our product line and focus going forward.”

Eight patents have been granted to the company for innovations in the gasification field, most of which have been deployed successfully in projects for industry and municipalities, converting a mixture of wood waste, biosolids and scrap tires to electricity, says Bafalis.

“Our downdraft and fluidized bed gasification projects have proven themselves viable with over 50,000 hours of commercial operation,” he adds. “Putting these clean and sustainable energy innovations to work in more locations and bringing some of our latest research and development efforts to the marketplace this year are going to be exciting steps for us and for the industry.”

Bafalis provides further insights on the name change in an exclusive podcast interview with Waste Today Editor Kristin Smith at www.WasteTodayMagazine.com/video/podcast-interview-bafalis- aries-clean-energy.

Mountain Tarp opens installation and repair facility near Cincinnati

Mountain Tarp, Middlesboro, Kentucky, a brand of Charlotte, North Carolina-based Wastequip, has announced the opening of its newest installation and repair facility in Sharonville, Ohio, serving the Cincinnati area. Mountain Tarp is a manufacturer of flip tarp systems for dump bodies for paving and construction, as well as of cable-style systems, side-roll and side-flip systems for waste, landscaping, agriculture and scrap applications.

The Sharonville installation and repair center is 15 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, with convenient access to Interstates 275 and 75. The four-bay facility specializes in tarping system installation, maintenance, repairs and parts sales. It features a waiting area for customers and a parts counter for walk-in sales. The facility also features a larger parts inventory available for pickup or delivery. Customers within its 150-mile service radius also can take advantage of on-site repairs and parts delivery through Mountain Tarp’s mobile service program.

The Sharonville location replaces the Monroe, Ohio, facility and offers two additional service bays.

In addition to its large dealer network, Mountain Tarp operates six service and installation facilities in Ohio, Kentucky, Texas and Massachusetts, providing fleet owners and operators with quick system installation and repairs, the company says.

“By relocating our Monroe, Ohio, facility to Sharonville, we’re able to provide more convenient service to customers in the Cincinnati area, a major east-west route for truckers,” says Chris Nicolazzo, general manager for Mountain Tarp. “When operators have a tarping system that isn’t working, they need quick repairs to get their truck back on the road. Through our service centers, we’re able to provide customers with quality Mountain Tarp parts and fast service to minimize downtime.”

Harris announces new distributor in Southeast

Cordele, Georgia-based Harris Waste Management Group Inc. has announced that Plum Creek Environmental Technologies LLC is now a distributor for the states of Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Harris designs, manufactures and supports scrap processing, recycling and waste handling equipment.

The distributorship includes sales, parts and service of all Harris vertical, horizontal and two-ram balers, including Centurion and HRB brand balers.

“Our staff at Plum Creek is delighted to partner with Harris Waste Management to bring the acknowledged premier recycling machinery manufacturer to our southern states’ customer base,” says Jim Wamble, president and CEO of Plum Creek Environmental. “Our dynamic growth is predicated on providing the finest and most productive equipment on the market, and Harris certainly fills that bill,” he adds.

Plum Creek Environmental Technologies recently relocated its corporate headquarters to West Point, Mississippi.

OriginClear partners with Florida university to test leachate treatment solutions

OriginClear Inc., a Los Angeles-based provider of water treatment solutions, has entered into a Master Research Agreement with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida. 

The agreement establishes a cooperative framework for further scientific research and validation projects pertaining to OriginClear’s electro water separation technology with advanced oxidation, when applied to the treatment of landfill leachate. 

“OriginClear’s electrochemical oxidation process shows great promise in reducing effluent concentrations of chemical oxygen demand (COD) and ammonia in leachate with very short reaction times,” says Dr. Dan Meeroff, associate chair and professor at FAU’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering. “New advances in anode technology make this process even more exciting and less expensive, as it has the potential to achieve excellent removal of a range of organic and inorganic constituents.”

“Known as ‘black water,’ landfill leachate is a major challenge worldwide,” says Jean-Louis Kindler, president of OriginClear’s Technology Division. “We are making commercial progress in China and Malaysia and, with this partnership, we look forward to bringing our high-speed leachate process to North America.”

When rain or ground water flows through a municipal and industrial waste landfill, leachate drains from the landfill as black water. If left untreated, it can contaminate soil, groundwater and surface water and lead to health risks. 

With the FAU agreement, OriginClear has started the first laboratory tests on leachate originating from the eastern U.S. and will correlate these with results it has obtained from tests in East Asia.