Machinex wins Montreal MRF contract

Seven optical sorters, a bag extractor and ballistic separators will be incorporated into the system.

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October 25, 2017
Recycling Today Staff
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The Executive Committee of Ville de Montreal has granted a contract to La Compagnie de recyclage de papiers MD Inc., Châteauguay, Quebec. This contract allows the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the new recycling plant in Lachine, a borough of Montreal. Machinex, Plessisville, Quebec, has been selected by La Compagnie de recyclage de papiers MD to provide this new system, projected to be fully operational in fall 2019.

This system will be capable of processing more than 75,000 metric tons per year of single-stream recyclables from Montreal's curbside collection. With its 35-metric-tons-per-hour capacity, this MRF will include Machinex’s technologies, including three optical sorters for fibers and four optical sorters for plastic containers.

A bag extractor system developed by Machinex also will be installed, as well as two eddy current separators and two single-ram balers. This system will not have rubber disc screens but rather a cardboard separator (metal discs) and three MACH Ballistic separators, which are designed to require less maintenance than conventional screens.

As part of this new material recovery facility, Éco Entreprise Québec (ÉEQ), Quebec, will donate a complete glass sorting and cleaning system, the equipment being provided by Machinex and U.K.-based Krysteline Technologies.

‘’We are very proud to be part of this large-scale project so close from our location. We designed a system that will meet the immediate and future needs of Montreal, thus helping its recycling objectives,’’ says Sébastien Roy, project director at Machinex.

Gilbert Durocher, president of La Compagnie de recyclage de papiers MD Inc., says, ‘’ When we decided to submit a bid on this project, our choice was immediately directed towards Machinex since they are a long-term trusted partner. We knew that they would be able to deliver a performing MRF with the most advanced technologies and that we can count on a quick and professional service.”

In the early 1980s, Machinex says it became the first company in Canada to design machinery for material recycling facilities, establishing itself as a leader in designing profitable and high-quality recycling sorting systems. Today it has continued to develop sorting, waste management and recycling technology. Over the years, its team has designed and installed more than 350 turnkey facilities in Canada, the United States, Europe and Oceania.