Machinex says it was chosen to construct the MRF after a public bid by SOCRRA.
The new single-stream system will replace SOCRRA’s existing dual-stream system. The MRF will be operational in fall 2017, around the same time as the new one-bin recycling collection contract goes into effect. Serving several surrounding municipalities in the state of Michigan, the new sorting center plans to double its capacity from 15,000 tons to 30,000 tons per year.
The existing building will be expanded to include a new tipping floor space as well as a new, two-level education room. The system will include a drum feeder, a two-deck MACH OCC screen, a MACH One ONP screen, a MACH Ballistic separator as a finishing device, a ferrous magnet, a Machinex eddy current separator, a 3-cubic-yard waste compactor and a glass cleanup system.
SOCRRA, Royal Oak, Michigan, is a municipal corporation founded in the 1950s. The company consists of 12 member municipalities with a total population of approximately 283,000 and covers an area of 75 square miles.
In the early 1980s, Machinex became the first company in Canada to design machinery for MRFs. The company is as a leader in designing recycling sorting systems, with more than 350 turnkey installations in Canada, U.S., Europe and Australia.