Turnkey Plastics Recycling System Helps Boston-Based Firm Increase Capacity

A custom-designed shredding / demagnetizing / granulating / blowing solution from Cumberland helps Save That Stuff, Inc. improve operations for challenging recycling application, and increase capacity to obtain more business.

 

CUSTOMER

With a motto of ‘One Goal – Zero Waste’, Save That Stuff, Inc. (STS) is a leading recycling and waste services firm. Based in Boston, the company provides a comprehensive range of recyclable materials collection and processing services, including plastics recycling.

CHALLENGE

The company needed to upgrade its older equipment to keep up with increased demand for a plastics clothes hanger recycling application. A major retailer supplies the used hangers, which Save that Stuff recycles into regrind PP, which it then sells to the open market.

SOLUTION

The team at Cumberland worked with Save That Stuff to create a turnkey solution featuring a Vecoplan shredder, a Cumberland granulator, and a Sterling Blower evacuation system that could successfully process the large volume of plastic hangers and produce higher quality PP and HDPE regrind.

RESULTS

Save That Stuff is now recycling increased volumes of the plastics, and selling larger amounts of PP and HDPE regrind because of the Cumberland system. In addition, the company is now positioned to  obtain new business by increasing its plastics recycling capabilities.

Founded in 1990 with a single truck and a mission to provide cost-effective alternatives to traditional waste disposal, Save That Stuff, Inc. has a vision and a mission with the ultimate goal of zero waste. The company, based in Boston, continues to be locally owned and operated, and has grown to become a leading recycler for all of New England. While plastics recycling only makes up about 10% of their current business, Save That Stuff is looking to increase that percentage. With a major order from a leading USA retailer to recycle plastic clothes hangers into PP regrind, and additional orders for recycling HDPE crate-grad material, Save That Stuff turned to Cumberland to help provide a turn-key recycling system to meet and exceed its needs.

“We’re known for taking on challenging applications, and this new machinery from Cumberland will definitely help us with that.” – Brad Cole, Sales Manager, Save That Stuff

 

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