Machinex Lands Contract in Newfoundland

Company will supply processing equipment for new MRF.

July 25, 2013
Recycling Today Staff

Machinex, Plessisville, Quebec, has landed a contract with Central Newfoundland Waste Management (CNWM), the waste authority that provides services throughout all of the province,  to supply the equipment for a new Material Recycling Facility (MRF) in Newfoundland, Canada. The facility will be located at the current landfill site in central Newfoundland. When operational it will be able to process up to 12 metric tons per hour of residential and commercial waste. The authority will provide service to residents throughout central Newfoundland.

Front Row: Allan Scott Chairperson CRSB, Fred Prins-Machinex, Sam Winsor Director Zone 5- Gander Bay
Back row: Wayne Manuel from BNG a division of SNC Lavalin, Bruce Moores- Town of Grand Falls-Windsor,  Gerard McKenna Zone 4- Fogo Island, , Clyde Pickett Zone 6- Indian Bay, Angus McLoughlin  Norris Arm, Claude Elliott Town of Gander, Robert Elliott Zone 2- Point Leamington, Derrick Luff Direct Haul- Browns Arm

According to Machinex, the system offers the perfect balance between manual labor and automated sorting equipment such as bag opener, trommel, ballistic separator, optical sorting unit, ferrous magnet and an eddy-current separator. The operational flexibility of the plant will allow processing a very wide composition of material, while focusing on the recovery of recyclables such as paper, old corrugated containers, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, PET & HDPE plastics bottles, mixed plastics, wood, film and textiles.

The facility also will install elevated tour platforms that will provide the public with the opportunity to view the plant in operation.

Installation of the facility is slated to begin June 2014 with start-up of the plant in October 2014.

“We are indeed pleased to announce this contract with Machinex. This is the culmination of considerable research and study of numerous facilities in both Canada and the USA,” says Allan Scott, chairman of CNWM. “We, at CNWM feel Machinex had the best solution for our requirements and look forward to working closely with them in the completion of this MRF.”

Pierre Pare, CEO of Machinex Group, says “As a pioneer in Canada as a recycling equipment provider, our company is really proud that all the MRFs in Newfoundland are made by Machinex. One is currently located at Robin Hood Bay, St John’s and the new one to come in Central Newfoundland.”