Customer: GreenMine Llc, Atlanta

GreenMine Llc are a leading recycling company based in Atlanta facilitating Georgia and the surrounding states.  Their existing facilities processed mixed dry recyclables and with a further focus now on baled plastics the company decided to expand with a New Plastics Refinement Processing Plant.

The sourced material comes from primary recycling processors whose main focus is retrieving metals, wood, paper & mixed plastics. The material is a commodity, which they process further into different plastics streams & colours including HDPE & Natural HD, PET, PP & Aluminium.


A unique bespoke design was completed for GreenMine in Atlanta to ensure recycled material throughput was maximised, cleaner material streams achieved and hence a more effective separation.  After extensive time spent on site with GreenMine to understand their challenges CRS designed a custom solution where the bales of plastic are fed into the plant on a steel feeder where they are initially opened using a shredder. From here the material is screened using a 620 Trommel to remove unwanted dirt which then passes under magnets to recover metals followed by an eddy current machine to recover aluminium.

At this point the material is now clean & ready for further plastic separation. The material begins its refinement process by passing through a series of 5 high end Optical Sorting machines.  Each machine picks a specific type of plastic and then transfers it to a storage bunker which stores material until ready for baling.

The Unisort Machines take plastic recycling to a new level of sorting and separation for resource recovery by using  sophisticated ways to recover plastics and packaging for re-use,  using hyper-spectral imaging, near-infrared and colour sorting.

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The introduction of mechanised picking using state of the art machines replaced the need for large numbers of manual labour to produce the same throughput.

Results & Success

“After extensive research on Suppliers we decided to partner with CRS for an innovative solution. We are now creating valuable materials by refine processing, increasing customer profitability through higher recovery and reducing operational costs

Adam Glasgow, GreenMine Llc, Atlanta

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Sean Conlon, Managing Director of CRS NI Ltd commented “This was an exciting project with a tight deadline which resulted in significantly reducing manual labour and increasing production for GreenMine”

 To find out how CRS can help maximise your waste return, or for further information please contact or Tel:028 807 60496