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Canada’s newest MRF running on Machinex tech

Recycling technology expert Machinex has delivered a recycling line to a new plant in Canada. The MRF at Lethbridge in Alberta opened this week.  

The facility is designed to process eight tonnes per hour of mixed single-stream waste. The recyclables will mostly come from the city’s 92 700 residents together with a limited amount of commercial waste.

The newly installed equipment includes a drum feeder, a MACH OCC screen as well as a fines screen at the beginning of the process. A MACH ONP screen, MACH ballistic separator, ferrous magnet, non-ferrous separator and a Machinex II ram baler complete this system.

The recycling line was commissioned in April, according to Machinex ceo Chris Hawn. ‘It is a pleasure for Machinex to be part of this municipal project,’ he says. ‘Working in collaboration with the city of Lethbridge and its consultant, we have succeeded in achieving a sorting system responding well to the needs of the community.’

The collaboration with Machinex has been ‘outstanding’, says city project manager Mandi Parker. ‘They have assisted us through the process of designing and selecting the equipment that is tailored to our specific needs. The equipment selected and installed is world class and we are excited to get our single-stream programme launched.’

Since its launch in the 80s, Machines has designed and installed more than 350 turnkey facilities in partnership with leading MRF operators in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.

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