Project Description

Depackaging and Recycling New England’s Food and Beverage Waste

Vanguard Renewables advanced Organics Recycling Facility depackages and processes expired goods, off-spec batches, or unsafe to eat food and beverage products. The extracted food is transported and recycled at a Massachusetts Farm Powered anaerobic digester, where it is combined with farm waste and converted into renewable energy.

  • Agawam depacking facility
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  • Capacity of 250 tons per day
  • Mega Thor and walking floor
  • Grit and plastics separation
  • Carbon filter with a capacity of 6-10 air changes per hour for the whole building
  • Fast acting doors and air curtain to prevent odors outside the building
  • Multiple holding tanks with 60,000-gallon capacity
  • Commercial-scale keg decanter

Mega THOR Turbo Separator

  • Ability to process a wide range of materials
  • No manual separation necessary for palleted waste system

  • Swing hammers prevent operational downtime and reduce maintenance costs
  • Multiple screen sizes to reduce contaminants

Sealed Walking Floor

  • Eliminates dumping material on the ground
  • Enhanced visibility for contaminant identification and separation minimizes downtime
  • Constant feed of material increases processing
  • 30 tph wet/dry system

Vanguard Renewables Organics Recycling Facility in the News

  • Environmentally responsible Brewing

Sustainable Brews Are More Than a Tasty Beverage

There’s nothing like a frosty glass of delicious beer. But, the process of making that refreshing libation generates a good amount of waste and wastewater. Craft brewers are increasingly turning toward sustainable solutions, including reducing their water and energy consumption, so they can do better by the environment.

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