| New Transfer Station set to Reduce Carbon Emissions from Waste Collection|
Cambridge Companies, waste facility design-build experts based in Griffith, IN, completed construction of the Germann Road Transfer Station in Chandler, AZ this month. Cambridge Companies’ extensive experience building waste facilities over the past 20 years makes them an optimal choice for this project. The Germann Road Transfer Station is owned and operated by Republic Services. The new transfer station has the capacity to process more than 420 tons of waste per day to serve Apache Junction, Gilbert Mesa, Phoenix, Pinal County, Queen Creek, and Tempe communities in Arizona.
Construction for the Germann Road Transfer Station began in March 2014. The goal for this facility has been to create a central location for collection trucks, decreasing the carbon emissions of transporting trash great distances to other disposal facilities. Diesel fuel consumption for approximately 4,000 collection trucks is expected to be reduced by 120,000 gallons in 2015. Jeff Eriks, Chief Business Development Officer at Cambridge Companies, said, “Cambridge is happy to have been a part of this project and the benefits that the region will experience from the Germann Road Transfer Station build.” Republic Services representatives have provided EPA carbon emissions reduction information, stating the carbon emission reduction is equivalent to preserving more than 870 acres of U.S. forest land or introducing nearly 28,000 mature trees into the local environment annually.
Cambridge Companies has worked with Republic Services to build waste management facilities for over 20 years. The Germann Road Transfer Station is one of over 100 facilities Cambridge has constructed across the United States.
About Cambridge Companies
Founded in 1988, Cambridge Companies is a design-build company for the Solid Waste Industry. We provide high-quality design, consulting, construction, and general contracting services throughout the United States. Cambridge is a licensed contractor in 30 states. The Cambridge team believes dependable customer service is an essential component of each project we undertake and constantly strive to operate with integrity and efficiency. We have serviced the waste industry with new builds and repairs to existing facilities over the past 20+ years including 50+ transfer station repairs (tipping floors, new pit scales, repairs, etc); 30+ new & expanded transfer station projects; 10+ new & expanded recycling facilities; 10+ new & expanded hauling companies & repair shops; Landfill offices/shops & scale houses; Solidification pits; Leachate collection systems.
| New Way, a division of Scranton Manufacturing in Scranton, Iowa, brings a glimpse of the future in organics waste management with the introduction of the ROTO PACTM to North America. This fully automated side-loader organics collection truck is the first mobile compactor with a leak-proof truck body that packs with the rotary action of an auger instead of a traditional packing panel.|
The auger is self-cleaning and eliminates the down time needed to clean out behind the packer ram at the end of each day. The auger can produce up to 23,000 lbs. of torque at idle speed, and is equipped with an auto reverse cycle in the event of a jam.
“We are excited to introduce this incredible new organics refuse truck, the first one of its kind in the United States,” said New Way president, Michael McLaughlin. “The ROTO PACTM has amazing capabilities that will enhance the efficiency of any waste management business.”
ROTO PACTM has been designed with a collection body that works equally well with organic materials, such as food waste or grass clippings, or municipal solid waste (MSW), increasing the versatility of the 27-yard body with the best legal payload in the industry of 25,000 lbs.
“This duality of uses in one machine truly is purpose perfected,” McLaughlin said. “One day, it can be used for collection and compaction of organics, the next day, it can be used to pick up MSW. There is nothing else that can cross over this seamlessly to meet a community’s waste management needs.”
In addition, ROTO PAC’sTM automated arm can lift up to 500 lbs at its maximum reach of 144 inches. Once the waste is deposited in the hopper, the ROTO PACTM will reliably pack 1,000 lbs. per cubic yard and will remain liquid tight up to 40 inches. A tapered body design to enhance dumping and hot-shift PTO that powers Danfoss double piston pumps for the arm and auger allow for simple operation and maintenance.
“Everything about ROTO PACTM is designed with a purpose, including functionality, performance, versatility and precision,” McLaughlin added. “There is better compaction, the highest hopper to body displacement in its category, easier unloading and maneuverability in tight spaces. Add to that the ability to easily adapt from organics to MSW and an auger system that streamlines operation and labor costs, and you have the most innovative organics collection vehicle on the market today.”
For more information contact New Way at 800-831-1858.