High-Tech Solar Powered Recycling and RDF Facility to Open in Mass. in 2014

Date: May 2, 2013

Source: New Bedford Waste Services LLC

Two companies are partnering to develop a 90,000-sqare-foot solar-powered single-stream recycling facility in Massachusetts that will also produce a refuse derived fuel product. New Bedford Waste Services LLC (NBWS), a sister company of ABC Disposal Service Inc., New Bedford, MA, and WERC-2 Inc., Pocasset, MA are partnering to build the plant at the Rochester Environmental Park, a municipal solid waste and construction and demolition processing facility and transfer station in Rochester, MA which will be known as Zero Waste Solutions LLC (ZWS) and is slated to open by the summer of 2014. The facility will accept municipal solid waste, construction and demolition debris, single-stream recyclables, commingled recyclables and source-separated recyclables. It will also employ WERC-2's process to produce Eco-Tac fuel briquettes, a solid fuel product that, according to the company, burns, handles and stores like high-Btu coal but with far less emissions. For example, it produces 80 percent less sulfur dioxide and mercury and about 20 percent less carbon dioxide.

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