Marpan Recycling is on the southern edge of Tallahassee, and it’s a participant in a city energy efficiency program called PeakSmart.
The facility handles construction, demolition, and what’s known as class three waste –the things in a house that won’t fit in a trash can. This means Marpan gets a lot of wood, and to deal with it they have a pretty serious wood chipper.
“It runs on twin 250 horsepower electric motors, so it’s a very high-speed, low-torque machine that gets after it,” says Marpan’s Operations Manager Bryce Hill. “It’s bad to the bone.”