Carroll County Solid Waste Management Commission
Carroll County Solid Waste is part of a larger West Central Iowa Solid Waste Management Association. This group of local governments and solid waste leaders work cooperatively to provide environmentally sound solid waste management systems within the West Central service areas of Crawford, Shelby, Guthrie, and Carroll counties in west central Iowa. Their services include garbage, hazardous waste, composting, grass/brush/mulch, and recycling. They are more than just transfer stations, landfills, and recycling centers, they are steward of the land, water, and air, delivering environmental services and educational outreach to the people they serve. We are happy to be able to feature them as a T60XDRC success story!
Carroll County Solid Waste understands that recycling plays a key role in the creation of new products. The glass, aluminum, steel, plastic, and paper products you purchase and use everyday are made from 50%-100% recyclable feedstock. Industries need this feedstock to make new products. Without it, we would all face even greater product shortages. That’s why Carroll County has partnered with Harmony Enterprises for over three decades to aid in their recycling efforts.
T60XDRC Success Story
Since their first baler purchase in 1996, they have purchased not one, not two, but seven conveyor fed T60XDRC Automatic Balers to help automatically load and bale a variety of recyclables. And now, they are in the process of receiving their eighth Harmony T60XDRC!
Carroll County Solid Waste currently uses four of their T60XDRC balers on their line. They are used to recycle PET, HDPE, colored cans and steel cans. They average 5 bales of PET, 1.5 bales of HDPE, 2 bales of colored aluminum cans, and 2 bales of steel cans per week.
The T60XDRC makes mill-sized bales with the following weights:
- PET Beverage Bottles: 1000-1260 lbs.
- HDPE: 1125-1330 lbs.
- Aluminum Cans: 1000 lbs.
- Steel Cans: 1800-2260 lbs.
The variety of bales are all sold through regional brokers. The newest baler has been acquired to bale #3-#7 plastic containers.
Why Harmony’s T60XDRC?
Our T60XDRC is the choice of recycling centers across the country for many reasons. These space-saving vertical balers are made with heavy-duty steel construction, durable hydraulics, and UL listed electrical panels. The powerful 10″ cylinder with twin torque tubes generate 235,620 lbs. of ram force, resulting in dense, mill-sized bales that are 30”x 60” ≤ 48” in size and weigh up to 1500 lbs. (OCC).
These innovative recycling center balers cycle automatically once the chamber has been loaded to capacity by the 36″ or 48″ conveyor. Harmony’s conveyors have “beefy” cleats that are 38% thicker than a standard cleat.
All of these components help to provide long lasting and efficient operation in the toughest environments.
According to Mary Wittry, Director of the Carroll County Solid Waste Management Commission, “The balers are made very well, make a tight bale and are very dependable.”
“The (Harmony T60XDRC) balers are made very well, make a tight bale and are very dependable.”
-Mary Wittry, Director of the Carroll County Solid Waste Management Commission
Carroll County has annual preventive maintenance performed on each machine, helping to ensure long lasting, trouble-free operation. According to Ms. Witty, “Preventative maintenance is performed annually and lengthens the life of each baler.”
How Can Harmony Help Today?
If you would like to learn more about our T60XDRC Automatic Baler, we can help! We can also provide you with references like Carrol County Solid Waste, in addition to many other satisfied customers who use this incredible machine to help them earn revenue through recycling.
Harmony offers free quotes and no-obligation site reviews to ensure that you are proposed the right solution for your business. We use our Proven Process so you are never offered equipment you don’t need or won’t work in your specific operation.
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