SSWI operates a composting facility in Pigeon Forge, TN where approximately 375 tons of waste is processed daily. The waste in its entirety is loaded into digesters where 60% of that waste is composted. The other 40% (approximately 140 tons) known as residuals, is screened off and hauled to an onsite materials recovery system. This system sorts aluminum, steel cans, and 1-7 plastics.
The aluminum and tins are cleaned through a cleaning system to remove compost debris and baled. Plastics 1-7 are collected and kept loose.
Through waste studies, it is determined that SSWI will process the following:
Aluminum Cans (baled) - 6o tons per month; 40,000 lbs truck or rail minimum
Tin Cans (baled) - 120 tons per month; 40,000 lbs truck or rail minimum
1-7 mixed plastics (loose) - 40,000 lbs truck or rail minimum
SSWI is looking for bids for these materials. The successful proposer will enter into a contract for five years.
For a full RFP, please click here.