At LJP Waste Solutions, we have a set process that we have been developing and perfecting for several years. In those years, we have been able to determine what materials can be converted to fuel, which can be recycled, which materials can be reused, and the materials that don’t have a second use as of now. With this knowledge in hand, we have been helping businesses across the Upper Midwest, and other portions of the country reach their sustainability goals for almost 30 years. We have a set process that determines if the materials we take in can be reused or converted for fuel and which materials cannot be used for any sustainability purpose. Here, our team at LJP Waste Solutions will discuss our process and how we determine which materials get used for a second purpose and which ones cannot.

Our Process

When you come to our team of sustainability experts at LJP Waste Solutions, we will help you revamp your commercial business’s current waste processing system so you can operate more efficiently. After we schedule a consultation with you, we will come to your facility to examine and diagnose your current waste processing system before custom designing a new system specifically for your facility. Once you have seen and accepted our plan, we will get to work implementing the system and training you on it.

Once you are trained, we will set specific times for our drivers to come to transport your waste materials back to our headquarters. Once your materials are back in our facility, we will shred and sort them so we can determine which materials can be recycled, reused, or converted to fuel. To learn more in-depth information about our process, contact LJP today.

Which Materials Are Reused or Recycled?

At LJP Waste Solutions, we accept well over 50 common and exotic materials in our facility. Most of these materials can be reused and recycled, as well as converted to clean fuel. However, certain materials cannot be converted into Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF), like glass, metal, and other noncombustible products. In this case, we sell these products to be recycled and reused by outside companies. By doing this, we are able to keep metals and glass out of the landfill and ensure they are reused in a way that is beneficial.

Which Materials Are Converted to Fuel?

At LJP, we use waste materials that are more combustible than others for our waste-to-energy efforts. After the waste materials have entered our facility and have been sorted, they are then shredded into tiny pieces, so they are easy to recycle, reuse, transport, and convert to fuel. To separate the combustible from noncombustible materials, we use an advanced system that weeds out materials, like metal and glass, that can’t be converted to fuel. These materials are then shipped out to be recycled. However, other materials, like paper, wood, cardboard, some plastics, and more, are shipped to our power plant where they are further shredded before being converted to RDF. The use of RDF helps preserve fossil fuels and commit to sustainability.

What Happens to Materials that Have No Second Use?

At LJP, we have the ability to find a second purpose for nearly every material that gets sent to us. We accept over 50 uncommon materials, such as metal drums, plastic sheets, colored plastic materials, and more. We are able to recycle these materials and ensure they do not end up in a landfill. As a proponent of the zero landfill initiative, we go out of our way to keep waste materials out of landfills. However, there are some materials that have no other use and have to be put into the landfill until we are able to learn how to reuse them. At LJP, we operate a landfill, and everything we cannot reuse goes to that facility. We ensure that each material is stored with the necessary precautions. Additionally, we also do our best to make sure the materials going into the landfill take up as little space as possible. To do this, we typically shred them or destroy them using a piece of equipment. The vast majority of the materials we take in are reused in some way, and only a small percentage are placed in the landfill.

Contact LJP Waste Solutions Today

If you are in the Upper Midwest and looking for a team of sustainability experts to help you reach your company’s sustainability goals, contact LJP Waste Solutions today. Since we opened for business in 1993, we have constantly been innovating to create the best solutions to the issues we see. We are the industry leader in sustainability efforts, and we will help you enhance your business practices. To learn more or request a consultation, give us a call at 507-625-1968 or message us on our contact page today.