NEXGEN Designs Tulsa’s American Waste Control Material Recovery Facility

Vernon, AL. (January 28, 2013) — NEXGEN and dealer, United Engines, recently partnered to design and install $7 million in upgrades to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) at American Waste Control in Tulsa, OK, equipping this facility with the latest innovations in waste recycling. NEXGEN provides creative solutions for recycling, solid waste, and material handling.


American Waste Control chose NEXGEN for this project based on the equipment manufacturer’s experience in designing and building turnkey MRFs and their ability to offer a comprehensive equipment package from curbside collection to material processing including balers, conveyors, and compactors.


The design upgrades converted the existing facility to fully automated single-stream recycling, enabling easier recycling of a wider variety of waste material such as cardboard, paper, aluminum, plastic, and glass. Currently, 125 tons of recyclables are processed per day with the ability to reach 200 tons per day once a 24-hour/six-day week schedule is implemented.


American Waste Control owns Tulsa Recycle and Transfer and American Environmental Landfill, making the company a fully integrated waste company. American Waste Control has the distinction of being the only licensed hybrid MRF in Oklahoma.


The 117,000 sq. ft. (almost 3 acres) facility has a total investment of $10 million including system, building, and grounds. The NEXGEN design replaces an almost entirely manual process with dozens of automatic sorting points, magnets, optical sorters, and air classifiers to improve diversion rates and productivity. Because of the upgraded system, there is very little left over trash residue, which represents a dramatic positive shift in Tulsa’s current trash disposal efficiency.


NEXGEN’s design for American Waste Control reduces material waste, generates cleaner energy, reduces the footprints for landfills, and makes recycling easier and more accessible for the Tulsa community.


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