Posted on May 1, 2018 on Resource-Recycling by Colin Staub
WestRock has taken over the former QRS Recycling plant in Louisville, Ky. It’s a 60,000-square-foot residential single-stream MRF, which WestRock says will handle approximately 9,000 tons per month of material.
WestRock, a corrugated and consumer packaging producer, will sort and send fiber to a variety of downstream outlets. “This will be our largest recovery facility at WestRock,” said DJ VanDeusen, senior vice president of recycling at WestRock, in an interview with Resource Recycling.
The MRF processes 6,000 tons per month of commingled material and roughly 3,500 tons of clean loose fiber. WestRock receives 100 percent yield on the loose fiber, and about 70 percent fiber recovery on the commingled material, meaning the facility will produce about 90,000 tons of recovered fiber per year, VanDeusen said.
WestRock uses solely fiber in its manufacturing, so all of the plastics and metals collected at the Louisville MRF will be sold to outside buyers.
WestRock is a Silver Sponsor Member of SERDC.