Canada Fibers has unveiled its expanded Arrow Road materials recovery facility (MRF) in Toronto. The Toronto-based company says the MRF is the largest of its kind in North America and is equipped to recycle industrial, residential, commercial and institutional (IC&I) scrap. (To read more about Canada Fibers click here to read a cover profile on the company that ran in the October 2012 issue of Recycling Today.)
The first phase of the MRF opened in 2010 as a 25-metric-tons-per-hour single-stream facility that targeted industrial, commercial and institutional materials, including what Canada Fibers characterizes as difficult-to-recycle streams from public spaces and residue from conventional MRFs.
The company says the facility can now handle material from residential and IC&I sources combined at a rate of more than 60 metric tons per hour and is likely to recover and process 350,000 metric tons per year. In a news release, Canada Fibers says its goal is to achieve a 97 percent recovery rate of all commodities.
Among the equipment within the Arrow Road MRF complex is the following:
- 10 optical sorters;
- 20 vacuum hoods (to recover film plastic from the stream);
- bag breaking technology;
- unique and innovative disk screen technology; and
- a continuous loop feature to optimize and maximize the recovery of materials.
A video portraying Canada Fibers’ expansion project can be seen by clicking below.