Facility News

ReSource Lewiston Plans Upgrades for 2021

ReSource Waste Services is finalizing plans to invest in equipment and process upgrades at its materials recovery facility in Lewiston.

ReSource submitted an application to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) on November 20, 2020 for a minor permit amendment for the Lewiston facility, which is the first step in a plan to invest approximately $1.5 million in a new processing line. This effort, which is the result of working with MEDEP and state legislators over the past few years, will materially increase the recycling rate at the facility.

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David McCutcheon, Facility Manager, ReSource Waste Services of Lewiston

The new processing line will include two new magnets to increase the recovery of ferrous metals; an eddy current separator to increase the recovery of non-ferrous metal; a de-stoner to increase the recovery of asphalt, brick and concrete; and an added picking line to allow for the additional recovery of wood.

ReSource plans to order long-lead-time equipment before the end of this year, assuming receipt of MEDEP’s approval of the permit amendment by that time, and plans to have the new processing line in place by the end of 2021.

“This investment will significantly improve efficiency and recovery rates at the Lewiston facility,” said Facility Manager David McCutcheon. “Our team is looking forward to working with MEDEP on this exciting initiative. We are always looking at ways to improve our performance and better serve our community.”