Supervisors tour new pellet plant
Friday, October 2, 2009
Photo by Dan Whitney
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors recently tored the new plant at the Cherokee Landfill
Recycling efforts -
Pictured outside of the new Pellet Plant at the Cherokee County Landfill are, left to right, Cherokee County Supervisor Mark Leeds, Supervisor Larry Prunty, Supervisor Jeff Simonsen, Supervisor Dean Schmidt, former Supervisor Bud Clow, Supervisor Terry Graybill and Cherokee County Landfill Manager Don Pitts. The Cherokee County Supervisors recently toured the pellet facility at the landfill to see the recycling efforts that have been made by the landfill in recent years
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors took a tour of the newly-opened Pellet Plant at the Cherokee County Landfill on Tuesday. Pictured, left to right, are Board members Mark Leeds, Larry Prunty and Dean Schmidt as they look at the main conveyer belt that starts the process of making burnable pellets that are being produced at the Cherokee Landfill. To see more photos of the Supervisors' tour, turn to page 14 of today's Chronicle Times.
Producing pellets -
Pictured is the beginning process of how the Pellet Plant at the Cherokee Landfill makes pellets. After materials are sorted at the landfill they are placed into a large pit with a conveyer belt and travel through a series of bins that blow the material around and separates any left-over metal or any other foreign objects. Then the recycled materials are wetted down and molded into pellet shape and move onto a big furnace that cooks and dries the pellets. Then the pellets are dumped into a large room to cool, and from there are ready to be shipped out
Mountains of pellets -
Currently, the Pellet Plant at the Cherokee Landfill is producing 45 tons of pellets a day as shown by this mountain of pellets
On the tour -
Don Pitts, Cherokee County Landfill Manager, left, is pictured talking to Cherokee County Supervisor Terry Graybill during the Supervisors' recent tour of the Pellet Plant at the Cherokee Landfill.