Tag: material recovery facility

A materials recovery facility, materials reclamation facility, materials recycling facility or Multi re-use facility (MRF – pronounced “murf”) is a specialized plant that receives, separates and prepares recyclable materials for marketing to end-user manufacturers. Generally, there are two different types: clean and dirty MRFs.

Magnets, Electromagnets, and Eddy Current Separators

Magnets, Electromagnets, and Eddy Current Separators

Recycling is not an easy thing to do, and its difficulties increase with scale. For large communities and cities, industrial scale recycling operations are required. This further requires the adoption of industrial methods utilizing specialized machinery that can extract specific materials from the wastestream with sufficient capacity to manage incoming

The Elements of Waste Transfer Operations

The Elements of Waste Transfer Operations

Transfer trailers exist because of transfer stations. Transfer trailer trucks financially justify the building and operating of transfer stations, since their larger capacities achieve the necessary economies of scale that minimize the overall costs of over land bulk transport. Common sense and accounting show that it is less expensive to

Processing Plastics

Processing Plastics

While some view dropping oil prices as decreased revenue opportunities for many material recovery facility (MRF) operations, others see opportunity. “Some say it depends on where you position yourself in the market,” says Roland Zimmer, CEO, Zimmer America Recycling Solutions, a division of ZARS-USA.

Tailoring Your MRF to the Task at Hand

Tailoring Your MRF to the Task at Hand

According to Brian Schellati, Van Dyk Recycling Solution’s director of business development, “Not only does equipment have its own required routine maintenance, but how the equipment is laid out will determine material handling logistics. How easily materials flow through a plant from tip floor to processing, to product storage, to

The Elements of Waste Transfer Operations

Transfer trailers exist because of transfer stations. Transfer trailer trucks financially justify the building and operating of transfer stations, since their larger capacities achieve the necessary economies of scale that minimize the overall costs of over land bulk transport. Common sense and accounting show that it is less expensive to

Tailoring Your MRF to the Task at Hand

Tailoring Your MRF to the Task at Hand

According to Brian Schellati, Van Dyk Recycling Solution’s director of business development, “Not only does equipment have its own required routine maintenance, but how the equipment is laid out will determine material handling logistics. How easily materials flow through a plant from tip floor to processing, to product storage, to

The Elements of Waste Transfer Operations

Transfer trailers exist because of transfer stations. Transfer trailer trucks financially justify the building and operating of transfer stations, since their larger capacities achieve the necessary economies of scale that minimize the overall costs of over land bulk transport. Common sense and accounting show that it is less expensive to

Are You Considering a Waste Composition Study?…Why and for What?

Are You Considering a Waste Composition Study?…Why and for What?

Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) has an extensive solid waste-related library. At times, the historical section feels much like the old attic of my parents, but old “solid waste stuff” can be interesting. I did a little bit of “attic searching,” and my earliest relevant waste composition find was

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