C&D RECYCLING FACILITY OPENS
Environmental Resource Return Corp., Epping, N.H., has opened its Epping Resource Recycling Facility, a construction and demolition debris recycling facility. Approval to start operations was received from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services at the end of July, the facility began accepting test materials in August, and the facility officially opened in September.
Epping Resource Recycling accepts non-hazardous C&D debris, including mixed C&D debris, wood waste, pallets, stumps, railroad ties, telephone poles, concrete, asphalt, brick, shingles, sheetrock and yard waste. The plant is designed to recycle 90 percent of the materials it receives into wood chips, fuel for biofuel plants, aggregate for use as in road base material, loam for landfill cover, and solid fill material. The facility also plans to produce a compost material from yard waste.
PRANA ACQUIRES PALLET SUPPLY INC.
Pallet Recycling Associates of North America, Roseville, Minn., has completed the acquisition of Pallet Supply Inc., a Memphis-based pallet recycler with additional facilities in Little Rock, Ark; Hanceville and Birmingham, Ala.; and Indianola, Miss.
Pallet Supply, which was the largest independently owned pallet recycler in the United States, has annual sales of approximately $10 million. Its founder, James Doyle, is a recognized leader in the pallet recycling industry.
This acquisition brings PRANA to 21 locations nationwide and annual sales in excess of $40 million.
ALLIED NAMES NEW DEALERS
Allied Construction Products Inc., Cleveland, has appointed four new dealers in various regions of the United States to distribute its line of C&D processing equipment. These include Smith Equipment Co., Perrysburg, Ohio; Ross Equipment Sales & Service Corp., Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Contractor’s Equipment Co., Escondido, Calif.; and Pacific North Equipment Co., Kent, Wash.
EPA PROPOSAL TARGETS C&D WASTE
Recently, the United States Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to address the disposal and design parameters for landfills that may be available to generators of small quantities of hazardous waste, many which are C&D landfills. The rule, if enacted, is expected to accelerate on-site C&D recovery and recycling programs.