Port Orange-based GEL Recycling has received a Can Capture grant from the Can Manufacturers Institute, sponsored by CP Ardagh Metal Packaging and Crown Holdings.
Though the amount of the grant has not been disclosed, a joint release by the companies said that the funds will enable an upgrade to GEL’s material recovery facility (MRF). The new equipment will increase recycling capacity by 3.5 million cans, that would have otherwise been sorted incorrectly. The upgraded MRF will be better at capturing UBCs that would have been thrown into the plastic pile or, in some cases, landfilled.
Two other recyclers, Texas Recyclers in Houston and Curbside Management in Ashville, have previously been awarded this grant. Together, their new equipment is estimated to add more than 36 million units in recycling that would have been lost to bad sorting systems.