Posillico widens its aggregates recycling options

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Farmingdale, New York-based Posillico Inc. has invested in a new 20-ton-per-hour hydrovac materials washing plant for its recycling facility on Long Island in New York.

The company has commissioned the new Hydro:Tip unit to recover what equipment provider CDE calls “high-value, in-spec recycled sand and aggregates from waste muds, fluids and clays—byproducts generated from the hydro excavation process.”

Established in 1946, Posillico Inc. is a fourth-generation family business that provides a range of integrated services, including heavy civil work for the public and private sectors, environmental remediation, paving, drilling and utilities contracting.

In 2019, Posillico partnered with wet processing industry supplier CDE to remove contaminants and extract value from contaminated soil that formerly had been destined for landfills. “The Posillico team understood that with the right technology this material could be processed, generating new revenue streams while simultaneously producing in-spec secondary sand and aggregate products for the construction industry in New York,” CDE says.

The 3-acre Posillico Farmingdale facility has the capacity to recycle up to 3,000 tons of soil per day while recovering recyclable and saleable products that meet New York remediation standards. Products recovered include concrete and mason sands and three different-sized aggregates.

Posillico Facility Manager Robert Tassey says, “We saw a need in the market to address the waste burden generated by hydro excavated material. Our existing CDE contaminated soils wash plant has demonstrated not only the capabilities of the technology but the commitment of the CDE team to finding new and pioneering ways to close the loop. We knew CDE was the right partner for the job.”

CDE’s Hydro:Tip is designed to allow operators to process wet materials, including mud, fluid and clay, in a cost-effective and responsible manner, facilitating the recovery of sand and aggregates that can be resold.

Suitable for urban environments, the Hydro:Tip enables hydro excavation fleets to set up closer to extraction sources to reduce transport time, cost and fuel emissions, according to CDE, which is headquartered in the United Kingdom with a U.S. office in Texas. It then achieves significant landfill diversion with most of the solids recovered from hydro excavation activities being reusable in the construction industry, CDE adds. 

The new equipment also is removing the costly burden associated with slurry disposal for Posillico, Tassey says. “With the addition of the Hydro:Tip, we’re now able to dewater those slurries, separate the liquid from the solids, process the water directly into our wash plant and then handle the solid material in the same way we would with our other incoming fill,” he comments. “It’s the cleanest, safest, most effective and efficient way to manage hydro excavated waste on Long Island.”

Up to 85 percent of hydrovac material coming into Posillico’s Farmingdale facility is reclaimed via its CDE system.

CDE Business Development Manager Joseph Teahl says, “Posillico’s commitment to CDE as well as our commitment to them is evident in what we have managed to achieve together at Farmingdale and the impact the facility is having on the island.”

Tassey says the two companies share an excellent working relationship. “I’d recommend working with CDE because they’re reliable and they have a genuine, authentic determination to provide the highest level of customer service in the industry. They engineer real solutions to urgent real-world problems.”

Vecoplan opens West Coast office

Vecoplan LLC, headquartered in Archdale, North Carolina, has expanded its national footprint with a new office and technology facility in Eastvale, California. Referred to as Vecoplan West, the Southern California location hosts sales and after-sales support offices and a distribution facility for spare and replacement parts. It also serves as a technology center that offers product trials of Vecoplan shredders.

The site’s official grand opening celebration is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, from 2-7 p.m. The event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, facility tours, entertainment, food and drinks and shredding demonstrations of plastic, wood and paper materials. Vecoplan products also will be on display.

In addition to the new regional office in California, Vecoplan LLC has a Midwest office in Indiana.

Vecoplan LLC is the North American subsidiary of Germany-based Vecoplan AG. The company manufactures shredding equipment and recycling systems for virtually any material, selling into plastics, wood, biomass, waste and recycling and waste-to-energy markets.

Eriez recognizes Hi Pro Equipment

Hi Pro Equipment Inc. has received the 2021 Merwin Award, according to an announcement made by Eriez USA Senior Sales Director Dave Heubel. The annual award is given to an Eriez representative company for outstanding contributions in sales performance and customer service and support.

Hi Pro Equipment, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has represented Erie, Pennsylvania-based Eriez for 21 years. The firm is now a three-time recipient of the Merwin Award, with previous wins in 2012 and 2017.   

“The Hi Pro sales team had an exceptional 2021, exceeding goals in all assigned markets, all assigned products and setting a new territory record for overall order performance,” Heubel says. “

The Hi Pro team includes Russ Campbell, Randy Klinger and Justin Story.

Among the industries Eriez magnetic separation, metal detection, material handling, fluid recycling and advanced flotation technologies have applications in are recycling, aggregate, plastics and metalworking.