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  • ShurGreen Farms Contributes to Danone's North America Goal to Achieve Zero Waste to Landfill By 2025

    "When our plant achieved Zero Waste to Landfill in 2020, the full force of our facility and local community came together to support a culture of waste reduction and redistribution," said Elizabeth Masteller, Environment Health & Safety Manager at Danone North America's Minster, Ohio plant, which produces popular yogurt brands including Activia®, Danimals®, and Oikos®. "In 2021 alone, we sent more than 2,500 tons of waste to ShurGreen Farms to be transformed into renewable energy, crop nutrition, and animal feed, while repurposing product packaging. This is an eye-opening amount of waste diverted from landfills, and a further step in our company's One Planet. One Health frame of action." > READ FULL STORY

  • ShurGreen installs the flagship T42 de-packaging system

    ShurGreen Farms offers certified product destruction that protects customer’s brands while limiting liability in the marketplace. This includes any non-hazardous or organic liquids, solids, and packaging. Part of ShurGreen’s process includes the separation and destruction of not only the organic products but also the packaging. ShurGreen has partnered with Scott Equipment Company and their flagship Model T42 Turbo Separator. Primary benefits include 12-20 ton per hour mixed waste 20-30 ton per hour mixed waste cans/bottles 99% clean organics 99% clean packaging About the T42 Turbo Separator T42 is the flagship of de-packaging systems for pre-consumer food waste streams. It has the ability to process from 10-30 ton per hour depending on the products. The horizontal shaft has 56 flat paddles that work together to split, separate, and convey. The organics are collected and either conveyed or pumped to their holding location. The inorganics are also collected and conveyed to a roll off container or compactor. The system can process and separate Cased products you hold in two hands/up to 5-gallon pails Pallets of wet or dry cased goods Large plastic of kraft paper bags of pet food, salt, bakery All forms of packaging (except glass…smashes it to smithereens) Why choose a T42? For those sites that are processing mostly pre-consumer food waste and some restaurant and grocery waste. The 42” [1067mm] processing diameter allows you to process large, 55 gallons [208L] plastic bags; double-walled boxes; and more Systems come standard with 75 HP TEFC motor 3ph Stand; front/rear work platforms Spare parts kit- paddles/screens About Scotts Equipment Scott Equipment Company has been manufacturing industrial process equipment for over 50 years. Nestled in the rolling hills of Minnesota just south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Scott Equipment has shipped more than 10,000 pieces of capital equipment to over 65 countries around the world. Some Fortune 50 industrial companies depend on our systems to perform 24-7-365 in critical parts of their operations. About Thor The THOR is Scott Equipment Company’s top-of-the-line pre-processing, de-packaging, and separation system for source-separated organics. Built from 1" [25mm] thick 316 stainless steel shell and system weight over 45,000LBS-nothing compares...nothing. About Thor Intended market segments and uses Institutional (schools and hospitals) – mixed cafeteria and kitchen organics Commercial (grocery, restaurants – back of store, spoilage, all packaging types, cased – residential organics collection Industrial (food manufacturing/distributor) – 5-gallon pails, large cased goods, large canned foods Benefits include 12-20 ton per hour mixed waste 20-30 ton per hour mixed waste cans/bottles 99% clean organics 99% clean packaging LEARN MORE - https://www.turborecycling.com/

  • ShurGreen partners with the Susa to customize & install a Wash Open Top Bin Cleaning System

    A critical part of ShurGreen’s holistic recycling process is the on-site totes program. These durable totes allow segmentation of product in a leak-resistant, stable, and 100% washable containers that helps to ensure pathogen reduction and uniform application of antimicrobials through a fully-automated cleansing process. This entire circular process is applied prior to every delivery. Primary Benefits Include Totes are coded and dedicated to your facility Can be used for dry and wet ingredients All are ISMA labeled to ensure compliance All are regularly sanitized and returned back to the process About Dunnage Wash Systems Dunnage Wash Systems, Inc. was established in 1989 with a vision from a major automotive company. The automotive manufacturers were directing all tier suppliers to incorporate returnable packaging in their operations that would require cleaning after each use. With this vision in mind, Dunnage Wash Systems, Inc. built the first low-cost returnable container cleaning system in the industry. Their product line expanded into a variety of industrial applications including bin, pallet, and container washers. READ MORE about Dunnage

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  • Equipment & Innovation | ShurGreen Farms

    WHY SHURGREEN FARMS ​ ShurGreen Farms Invests In Their Processes & Customers Through Innovation The organic recycling business is continually evolving and ShurGreen leads the way by finding new ways to more efficiently, safely, and cost-effectively do business for our customers and the environment. Rotary Drum Dryer System Baker-Rullman direct heat rotary drum dryer machines have been chosen for their rugged build, ultimate reliability, and excellent ROI. Their direct heat rotary drum dryer machines rely on contact between the material and process gas to dehydrate a very broad variety of materials. The unique triple-pass dryer design is recognized for its efficiency and ability to produce a consistent product output over extended operational periods. FULL DESCRIPTION Wash Open Top Tote Cleaning System Susa wash open tote cleaning system allows segmentation of product in a leak-resistant, stable, and 100% washable container that helps to ensure pathogen reduction, and uniform application of antimicrobials through a fully-automated cleaning process FULL DESCRIPTION Thor T42 Turbo Separator ShurGreen Farms offers certified product destruction that protects customers’ brands while limiting liability in the marketplace. This includes any non-hazardous or organic liquids, solids, and packaging. Part of ShurGreen’s process includes the separation and destruction of not only the organic products but also the packaging. FULL DESCRIPTION

  • What We Do | Organic Waste Recycling | ShurGreen Farms

    WHAT WE DO ​ ​ We take pre-consumer unused human and pet food and product packaging from businesses and efficiently recycle it into renewable energy, crop nutrition, and non-ruminant animal feed, as well as repurposed packaging. Our environmentally responsible, end-to-end organic waste recycling process offers our customers a new revenue stream and a partner to support their corporate sustainability and operational efficiency goals. We increase sustainability, reduce your environmental impact, and improve your business's bottom line. ​ ShurGreen Farms is an Organic Waste Recycling Company. > ShurGreen Farms Capabilities, click to enlarge the video < The US waste disposal industry dumps 66 billion pounds of food into landfills annually. And, landfills are responsible for one-third of all methane emissions in the US. Reducing landfill usage produces significant environmental, social, and economic benefits. ​ At ShurGreen Farms, we believe there is a better way. Our philosophy is a zero waste to landfill solution for the food industry. ​ Here are the core principles of our zero-landfill policy: Preserving and maintaining our environment is the best sustainable practice now and for future generations Recycling unavoidable food waste and diverting it from landfills is the best long-term solution Reducing landfill waste and organically recycling enhances our ecological footprint Properly executed, organic recycling can be a profit center Organic recycling is best for your business, best for the bottom line ​ Up Download Capabilities Literature ShurGreen Farms process delivers these 3 primary products from organic waste. ​​ 2 Crop nutrition from solid waste Rendering wet solids that are suitable for nutrition used to nourish and grow crops 1 Animal feed from the recycled organic byproduct integrating organic residuals into ruminant livestock feed approved materials. 3 Certified Product Destruction Certified product destruction that protects your brand while limiting corporate liability. ShurGreen Farms One-Stop Organic Waste Recycling Services Leadership Led by the Kremer family, ShurGreen Farms boasts a holistic organization with a full complement of industry expert partners. Total Logistics ShurGreen Farms is a trucking and organic recycling company delivering efficiency, safety, and cost-effective project ownership. Transport We are a regional, local, and dedicated 3PL trucking company. We own a full-service fleet of dry vans and other state-of-the-art fleet vehicles and support services. Access We sit in the heart of the Midwest near Ansonia, Ohio with immediate access to hundreds of local markets and the ability to scale with our customers. Compliance Our knowledge and proactive management of tax and regulatory requirements will help you stay compliant to avoid charges from the local government. Single Source From our Midwest Ohio facility to our wholly-owned fleet of trucks and on-site recovery, ShurGreen Farms offers comprehensive single-source organic materials recycling solutions.

  • Tote Cleaning | Organic Waste Recycling | ShurGreen Farms

    WHY SHURGREEN FARMS ​ Baker-Rullman Triple-pass Rotary Drum Dryers Baker-Rullman direct heat rotary drum dryer machines have been chosen for their rugged build, ultimate reliability, and excellent ROI. Our direct heat rotary drum dryer machines rely on contact between the material and process gas to dehydrate a very broad variety of materials. ShurGreen Farms partners with the Baker-Rullman out of Watertown, Wisconsin, to customize and install a Rotary Drum Dryer System to convert wet byproducts into dry poultry and swine feed. > Baker-Rullman triple-pass rotary drum dryers < Triple-Pass Technology Baker-Rullman Triple-Pass Technology remains the superior dehydration system by optimizing operating costs, efficiency, and end-product consistency. ​ STEP 1 Wet material enters the inner cylinder, propelled through the system via a hot gas air stream. The material is continuously lifted by the cylinder flights and showered through the concurrent stream of hot gases. The three full-length interlocked concentric cylinders rotate together designed for the highest velocity in the inner pass. As lighter particles quickly lose 60% of their moisture and move out of the cylinder, heavier, denser particles are retained until they lose 60% of their moisture. ​ STEP 2 Particles graduate to the next cylinder only when they have shed enough of their moisture to be carried out. Progressively larger diameters of the cylinders cause the velocity to decrease with each subsequent pass. In this section, the partially evaporated particles are handled more gently, again only graduating to the next pass when they have shed the proper amount of moisture. ​ STEP3 Because of the earlier retention time in the first two passes, the material is relatively uniform by the time it makes it into the gentle third pass. This means the product is guarded against over-drying or under-drying and ensures the optimum use of heat while producing a consistently high-quality end product. ​ Equipment Advantages Baker-Rullman’s energy-efficient, high-performance rotary dryers have developed a global reputation in ultimate reliability. Here are some key factors that have contributed to this unequaled record of dependable equipment Full-Length Cylinders - All three cylinders in the Baker-Rullman triple-pass dryer system are full-length, giving the customer the maximum effective length and residence time in the smallest possible package. Drive Components - The drum dryer drive arrangement uses engineering class bushed-roller chain and sprockets, specifically designed for this type of drive application. Trunnion Rollers - Our trunnion rollers are made from Class 50 cast iron with a minimum roller face hardness of 270 BHN. The inboard tapered roller bearings, which have a ‘B-1-’ life of 15 years, allow the roller to rotate around our stationary roller shaft supported by our hold-down pillow blocks. Baker-Rullman has proven this to be more reliable than the smaller diameter roller with an integral cast shaft system offered by our competition. Drum Tires - Baker-Rullman drum tires are designed and manufactured significantly different from those used by other vendors. Each tire is hot forged from a single billet of AISI 1025 teel, then finish machined. There is no weld seam, and the steel grain structure is oriented for greater wear resistance and strength. It is forged into a “T” cross-section instead of the usual rectangular bar cross-section other vendors generally supply using rolled and welded bar stock. Product Advantages Baker-Rullman’s triple-pass dryer design remains the most trusted dehydration technology for optimizing operating costs, efficiency, and product consistency. High BTU efficiency - Better heat utilization created by longer residence times, robust temperature control, and drum insulation allow the Baker-Rullman triple-pass rotary drum dryer to achieve efficiencies better than 1,500 BTUs per pound of water evaporated. Consistent evaporation - Baker-Rullman’s triple-pass dryer design protects your product from under or over-drying. Heavier, wetter product moves slower than fine particles, giving uniform drying to all particles. That’s why our rotary dryers have long been known for protecting the protein value of food by-products and the integrity of all types of material. Reduced Volatile Organic Compounds (V.O.C.) emissions - V.O.C. emissions can cause pollution problems and restrict your production rates. Heat utilization in a Baker-Rullman system is superior to that of the other rotary drum dryers by virtue of the triple-pass rotary dryer design, eliminating unnecessary V.O.C. emissions. A properly sized and tuned system suited to your input volume is the key to planning an efficient system, and Baker-Rullman engineers are dedicated to accomplishing these goals with each and every installation About Baker-Rullman Known for our industrial innovation and engineering expertise, Baker-Rullman is a worldwide leader in rotary drum dryer machine manufacturing, installation knowledge, drum dryer reconditioning services, and a network of used drum dryers and portable rotary drum dryer rentals. READ MORE about Baker-Rullman Back to Equipment Page

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