FLORIDA-BASED TEAM GEMINI SIGNS RECYCLING FACILITY AGREEMENT WITH SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY OF CENTRAL OHIO
Synergistic relationship between both companies will build an innovative waste recycling facility and reduce landfills using waste-to-energy conversion technologies
(Orlando, FL) — Team Gemini, a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida, has entered into an agreement with the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio to build a landfill receiving facility and materials recovery facility on SWACO property in Grove City, Ohio.
The agreement sets the stage for integrating a viable sustainable solution that reduces SWACO’s use of landfills and will eventually eliminate the need for their use by replacing them with a landfill receiving facility (LRF) that works with a waste stream recovery and recycling facility.
Team Gemini has been selected by SWACO to build both the LRF and the waste stream recovery facility, which has been dubbed the ‘Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling’ or COR3, in a tract of land south of Ohio State Route 665 in Grove City, OH.
The LRF will be owned and operated by SWACO, while the COR3 facility will be owned and operated by Team Gemini and both buildings will have a combined area of over 185,000 Square feet.
When the project is completed, all municipal solid waste (MSW) will be delivered to the receiving facility, where the waste will then be directed to either the MRF/COR3 or the landfill—a procedure that allows MSW haulers to remain on pavement without having to climb the hill.
Since climbing a landfill requires additional power and yields increased CO2 emissions, the dumping of waste at the MRF/COR3 complex will promote a cleaner way of handling MSW by keeping truck engines running cleaner and minimizing traffic on the landfill.
Initially, the MRF will be able to process up to 2,000 tons per day, with plans to process the entire waste stream in the future—thus achieving nearly 100 percent recycling of the MSW received from the LRF.
After recyclable materials are recovered, which include metals and plastics, the balance of the organic waste will be preprocessed for use in anaerobic digesters and other sustainable energy generation technologies—all of which will be located north of S.R. 665.