Montgomery Recycling Facility Receives Award

The company is looking to take more steps like converting the trash into a type of fuel, which would result in recycling 75 percent of waste


By Hannah Lane

WSFA 12 News

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -Montgomery's recycling facility opened last spring and officials are now looking to expand and convert even more trash. Right now, Infinitus Renewable Energy Park, or IREP, diverts nearly 60 percent of Montgomery residents' waste from the city landfill, and all residents have to do is throw their garbage in the green can.

"We literally will take all of the post consumer solid waste and sort all of the various stream into commodities and at that point it's bailed and sent right back to the then users," said Daniel Carlisle, IREP facilities operations manager.

This is just the first phase in the recycling process. The company is looking to take more steps like converting the trash into a type of fuel, which would result in recycling 75 percent of waste.

"We would process the solid waste. Portions would go back into commodities market, portions would be converted to CNG or it could be converted into an engineered solid fuel," Carlisle said.

If compressed natural gas is developed through the recycling facility, it could power fleets, such as Montgomery's sanitation trucks.

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