Canada Fibers Expands Toronto MRF

Canada Fibers Expands Toronto MRF

New line is designed to handle industrial, commercial, residential and institutional scrap.

July 1, 2013
Recycling Today Staff

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.