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Waste & Recycling September 13, 2017 12:30:35 PM

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Announces Integration of Breakthrough Aerobic Digester

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LRS will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, at its California Avenue Material Recovery Facility, 3152 South California Avenue in Chicago.
Lakeshore Recycling Systems Announces Integration of Breakthrough Aerobic Digester

SEATTLE (Waste Advantage): Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), the Midwest’s leading independent recycling and waste diversion services provider, today announced it is the first privately-held company in the United States to introduce the use of an aerobic digester to process collected organic waste into a fertilizer byproduct. Launched in collaboration with Morton Grove, Ill.-based EcoloCap Solutions, a pioneer in organic waste recycling, the digester will divert organic waste (food scraps) from landfills, lowering the risk of water pollution and the emission of methane gas and odor into the environment.

LRS will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, at its California Avenue Material Recovery Facility, 3152 South California Avenue in Chicago. The event will feature a step-by-step demonstration of the digester as it converts 15 tons of continuous fruits and vegetables into a high-grade compost and organic fertilizer, and will include remarks from LRS and EcoloCap senior executives.

When deposited in landfills, organic waste runs the risk of contaminating water, and emits odorous hydrogen sulfide gas and methane gas (a greenhouse gas). LRS’ organic recycling operations will convert organic waste into a high-grade compost and organic fertilizer that is ready to ship to local companies for mixing and distribution. The process delivers an end-product that is reduced in weight and volume by 70 percent. The technology is ideal for urban environments as it can operate on a smaller footprint, needs little labor/overhead and its process and output are odorless.

“Our technology helps companies in all industries reduce their waste costs and become more sustainable for the long term,” said EcoloCap CEO James Kwak. “We are thrilled to join forces with LRS and look forward to seeing our technology divert organic waste from landfills, reducing its size and form, and finding new uses for it in the environmental and industrial ecosystem.”

Courtesy: https://wasteadvantagemag.com

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