Over one million tons of foundry residuals recycled/reused
Resource Recovery Corporation of West Michigan
A Brief History of RRC
First Step in Recycling Segragation
Resource Recovery Corporation was the creation of 15 West Michigan Foundries over 20 years ago. Those 15 foundries committed to work together to lower the cost of foundry process residuals though recycling as well as combining disposal volumes to negotiate volume pricing. Our mandate was simple, find safe and sustainable uses for foundry residuals, reduce disposal cost and operate at a near zero profit margin. In 1991 RRCbegan operations in the Muskegon area by using foundry sand as daily cover at a local landfill. In 1992 RRC accepted the participation of any operating foundry regardless of weather or not they were an original investor. In 1996 RRC began processing spent mold and core sand for asphalt and leachate collection media. Also in 1996, RRCbegan processing slag for asphalt and concrete uses. In 2005 RRCachieved inert status for it's processed foundry sand. In 2014 RRC will blend processed green sand with organics to create an engineered top soil/growing media. Since 1991 RRChas recycled or reused more than a million tons of foundry process residuals and cut the cost of foundry residuals management by two thirds.