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.

SWANA News

SWANA News

International Solid Waste Association’s World Congress is co-locating with the Solid Waste Association of North America’s WASTECON 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA this September.

These international events will feature topics such as climate change, resource management, marine litter, energy recovery, and more, through technical sessions, facility tours, exhibits and global networking

What’s That Smell?

What’s That Smell?

In many ways, material recovery facilities (MRFs) are harsher work environments than landfill working faces. During both operations, the protection of human health and the environment are primary concerns. While not exposed to the elements, the management of waste in a confined building has its own hazards. Enclosed facilities that

GreenWaste Selects BHS for Mixed Waste MRF

GreenWaste Selects BHS for Mixed Waste MRF

80-tph system includes Max-AI™, autonomous container line

San Jose, California – June 21, 2017 – – GreenWaste Recovery commissioned a 40-tph Mixed Waste Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in May 2007. That system was awarded SWANA’s 2008 Gold Award for Recycling Excellence. More than 10 years later, GreenWaste is ready to expand.

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WARREN EQUIPMENT INC.
Warren Equipment Inc. offers a complete line of refuse transfer trailers, available in steel or aluminum. Regardless of what’s being hauled, Warren can assist in deciding what trailer specifications would be the best fit. The company manufactures both ejector, and live floor model refuse trailers for the refuse industry. Warren

BHS and NRT Introduce Max-AI™

BHS and NRT Introduce Max-AI™

Eugene, Ore. and Nashville, Tenn. – April 18, 2017 – Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has announced the arrival of Max-AI™ technology, an artificial intelligence that identifies recyclables and other items for recovery. Through deep learning technology, Max-AI employs both multi-layered neural networks and a vision system to see and identify

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.

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