Category Archives: Materials Recovery

Recycling or Wish-Cycling – Star Tribune

Are you guilty of “wish cycling?” That’s the practice of tossing questionable items in the recycling bin, hoping they can somehow be recycled. The term arose this weekend in a story about how low material prices are hurting the Twin Cities …
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SWANA honors Dem-Con MRF with Excellence Award

Dem-Con Cos. LLC, Shakopee, Minnesota, has been awarded the gold medal in the 2015 SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) Excellence Awards in Recycling Systems for its 20-ton-per-hour residential and commercial single-stream recycling facility. Since 1965, privately owned Dem-Con …
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Dem-Con Materials Recovery Wins SWANA Excellence Award

Dem-Con Companies, LLC’s 20 tonne per hour (tph) residential and commercial single stream recycling facility has been awarded the gold medal in the 2015 SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) Excellence Awards in Recycling Systems.   http://www.waste-management-world.com/articles/2015/08/dem-con-materials-recovery-facility-wins-swana-excellence-award.html

Interview with Bill Keegan on Greater MSP Business

Single sort recycling is the most convenient recycling method and the Dem-Con Company has a state of the art facility in Shakopee that processes 20 tons of recyclables per hour. Dem-Con works with local recycling and waste collection companies to …
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Forward Thinkers – Construction & Demolition Recycling

The forward-thinking approach of Dem-Con Cos.’ executives has allowed the Minnesota-based company to grow its business into an integrated campus with multiple recycling divisions. See the full article HERE

Dem-Con Opens MRF in Minnesota

Dem-Con Companies has opened a single-stream material recovery facility (MRF) in Shakopee, Minn. See full article HERE

New Minnesota Law Means Recycling Bins Head to Work

 Homeowners do it. School kids do it. Now, thanks to a law passed by the 2014 Legislature, businesses will have to order the bins and put up the signs for cans, bottles and plastic when recycling becomes mandatory on Jan. …
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Minnesota Recycler Installs Single-Stream System

Dem-Con Cos., Shakopee, Minn., has teamed up with San Diego-based CP Group to custom design and install a 20-ton-per-hour single-stream material recovery facility (MRF) at the company’s headquarters. See full article HERE

CP Group helps Dem-Con start up 20TPH single stream facility in Minnesota

March 25, 2014 – Dem-Con Companies has teamed up with San Diego-based CP Group to custom design and install a new 20-ton per hour single stream material recovery facility in Shakopee, Minnesota. The new material recovery facility began operating in …
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Dem-Con’s Recycling Business a New Face Along Highway 169

Heading north on Highway 169 and back again each day, Belle Plaine and area commuters have no doubt noticed the construction work on a site that once served a garden center and residential property. But now, those properties are part …
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