The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) has selected FCC’s materials recycling facility (MRF) in Dallas as the Best Recycling Facility of the Year 2017 in North America.
“We are delighted that FCC Environmental Services won this prestigious award for the Dallas MRF, designed and build by Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions and Van Dyk Recycling Solutions (North America’s exclusive distributor of Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions and Lubo Systems)” says Edmund Tenfelde, CEO of Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions.
In November 2015, the City of Dallas awarded FCC with a contract for the design, construction and operation of a single stream MRF to process the city’s recyclables. With the latest sorting and classification techniques, including optical sorters as well as gravimetric sorting machines all housed in a 60,000-square-foot building, the plant can handle more than 40 tons per hour of single stream material. The site includes a 15,000-square-foot building that serves as the administrative and operations personnel offices. There is also an education center where FCC personnel teach and train the community of Dallas about the importance and benefits of recycling.
The facility contains technology provided by Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions from Appingedam, The Netherlands. Construction on the facility started in March 2016 and was completed in December 2016. The facility began operating on January 1, 2017.
In its first year of operation, the MRF will process around 80,000 tons in 2017, with a total capacity of 140,000 tons per year. This MRF is a critical piece of infrastructure because all single stream recyclable material from the City of Dallas and surrounding areas will be processed at the MRF over the next fifteen years. Its successful delivery is also vital to achieving the city’s ambitious efforts to increase waste diversion to 40 percent by 2020, 60 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2040.