Square footage of the Medrecycler facility: 48,000 sq. ft.
Square footage of the entire building that will host MedRecycler: 541,335 sq. ft.
Engineer: Millstone Engineering
The Facility Will:
Create approximately 20-30 permanent jobs for local residents once complete.
Support up to 100 Rhode Island based professional tradesmen, electricians, and construction related jobs during the assembly, build out, and continued maintenance of the facility.
Create new tax revenue for both the Town and State.
Generate renewable energy equal to the amount required to power over one thousand homes every year in an environmentally friendly way.
Use less than 10% of the space in an existing building.
Serve the needs of Rhode Island’s medical community.
Help extend the life of Rhode Island’s Central Landfill, projected to reach capacity in 2030.
The facility will convert waste into clean, renewable electricity.
Over a 1 year period, the facility is projected to produce 1.2-1.3 MW of clean energy. This is the amount of power used annually by more than 1,000 homes.
The waste will be converted to energy by a heating process called “pyrolysis”. Waste will not be burned or incinerated – rather, it is evaporated.
MedRecycler will receive no more than four full truckloads of waste daily, or eight trucks in total.
No waste will ever be stored on-site. It will only be delivered based on a pre-determined, carefully planned schedule determined by the capacity of the facility systems. The waste will be delivered in sealed containers.
Emissions from the facility will be less than the equivalent of four cars travelling 11,500 miles per year at 55 miles per hour.
There will be no waste-water discharged into the local waste-water system as a result of facility operations.