By the time this is published there will something new in the Recycling Centre. It will bring big changes to how recyclables are processed at the Centre.
Nothing will change for people bringing recyclables.
We are finally moving our new baler that has been sitting in the parking lot since the beginning of November into the building.
The challenge of unloading it was just the beginning.
The machine weighs just over 3,600 kilograms or 8,000 pounds. It is sitting on its side which is a good thing because it will fit through the door.
Lifting it up on the dock and moving it in will be the first challenge. A zoom boom will be doing the work as it must be picked up from the top.
The next biggest challenge will be setting it upright. A gantry will be used to accomplish this task.
Then the baler will be moved into its designated spot, the mast, raised up into the ceiling and the conveyor, attached. We may have to move some water pipes.
Finally the electricity will be hooked up.
This is the biggest thing that has happened in the recycling program for a very long time.
The second baler will make things more efficient. The conveyor will feed co-mingled materials into the baler removing at least one step from the process.
Two bales can be made at the same time and if the twenty year old baler goes down materials can still be baled in the new one. This is important as there is not much space for storage.
It will change where and how things move but the advantages will make it worth it.
Thank you to Frontier Industries for doing the work.