A recent project Simonik Transportation & Warehousing took on required them to move 100,000 pounds of furniture out of Philadelphia, take it off-site, recycle and dispose of non-recyclable materials. That 100,000-lb job took 5 days, 26 trucks, 360 man-power hours, and a giant crusher that looked like something Fred Flintstone would have used at the fictitious Slate Rock and Gravel Company.

Awarded a proposal to remove very old furniture from a courthouse building in Philadelphia, Simonik’s project managers put together a plan that would eventually convert 100,000 pounds of metal and wooden furniture into a recycling success story.

In order to make all of this work, Simonik broke the project into three phases: Move it. Crush it. Save it.

Here’s how they got it done:

Move it

Getting 26 large trucks in and out of the building, and through the narrow and crowded streets of Philadelphia is an exercise in tactical time management. From working with the building facility managers, the city’s public works and police, the Simonik team coordinated the five-day move like an Olympic gold medal relay team.

Crush it

Once at their facility in New Jersey, the Simonik team extracted 31 tons of metal from the furniture, and was able to recycle 62,000 lbs. of it.

The remaining wood and material were placed into 30 yard dumpsters and crushed for consolidation by the “Dumpster Crushr.”

This giant rotating cylinder with deadly spikes rolled back and forth over the remaining wood, crushing about eight dumpsters worth of furniture into just three.

Save it

The crusher broke down the remaining furniture into 40,000 pounds of condensed trash. Why crush it all? This process improves decomposition and takes up a lot less landfill space.

No matter the complexity of a move, Simonik places a premium on improving project efficiency and cost effectiveness while considering the environment.

If your business has a complex project and needs an expert consultation, contact Simonik today for more information.