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Progressive Waste Solutions Opens New MRF

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MRF features two transfer compactors and a sorting system from Machinex.

Recycling Today Staff December 14, 2012

Progressive Waste Solutions has opened a new material recover facility (MRF) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, which features equipment from Machinex, Plessisville, Quebec, Canada.

This facility includes two Machinex systems, the first of which consists of two transfer compactors with remote power packs that have the capacity to load 1,000 of municipal solid waste (MSW) per day. The second system is for sorting commercial material and consists of an infeed conveyor system, presort, a double-deck adjustable OCC (old corrugated container) screen, a sort conveyor over multiple bunkers and a finishing trommel. A 95-foot reclaim conveyor with two raised quality control sorting stations feed a 200-horsepower Enterprise Baler.

The system is designed to be easily expandable to accommodate commercial single-stream material, according to Machinex, and to increase material throughput while maintaining high commodity quality.

The installation of the equipment began Oct. 20, with the system operational Nov. 26.

Jonathan Abrams, manager of waste diversion initiatives at Progressive Waste Solutions, says, “The entire Machinex team was extremely flexible and responsive throughout all facets of their involvement in this project. At the preliminary design stage, Machinex demonstrated creativity to meet our processing goals and budgetary requirements.”

He adds, “The Machinex installation team really took the installation and commissioning of this project on their shoulders and went above and beyond to ensure that the system was ready to run from day one.”

Machinex has designed and installed more than 250 turnkey facilities in partnership with leading MRFs in Canada, the United States and Europe.

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