Facility will process more than 80,000 tons of waste per year to make CNG for collection vehicles.
CR&R Environmental Services has announced the receipt of the Permit to Construct an organic waste recycling facility to be located at its Perris, Calif., campus.
The company says in a press release, “This milestone marks the start of the most significant project in the waste industry since the inception of statewide recycling in California over 20 years ago.”
CR&R says the is permitted to process over 80,000 tons of organic waste per year in phase one and expandable to process over 300,000 tons per year in phases two to four. CR&R says the new facility will reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases and produce sustainable, clean-burning, compressed natural gas (CNG) to fuel its fleet of collection vehicles.
Following what CR&R says was a rigorous evaluation process, the company selected high solids anaerobic digestion (AD) technology from Eisenmann Corp., Crystal Lake, Ill.
Mike Silva, CR&R organics processing project leader says, “A successful project requires understanding and planning for the materials that our facility will receive and process. Eisenmann’s high solids technology was clearly the best solution for organics management, enabling CR&R to process the broadest range of materials. The flexibility and reliability of the Eisenmann system are essential to the economic success of the project and led us to choose them as our technology provider not just for this project but also for future opportunities.”
More than 20 years ago CR&R developed the what it says was the nation’s first large-scale solid waste processing facility. CR&R says it is once again taking the lead in maximizing the value of the organic waste streams.
“Our team has put an enormous amount of time and effort to get to this point” said Clifford Ronnenberg, CR&R founder and CEO, “and now it is clear the time is right to invest in the future of organics conversion. It’s the right decision for our business, the municipalities we service, and the environment.”