MRF of the Moment: Mixed-waste facility targets multiple streams(II)
Mar. 15, 2018
The system, which is the first of its kind on California's Central Coast,
will help the communities in that region achieve the state goal of a 75 percent
recycling rate by 2020, said Tim Flanagan, MRWMD general manager, in a press
release. The C&D capabilities will also help the local building community
comply with the state’s 65 percent diversion mandate for new construction.
According to BHS, the waste sorting system is designed with the flexibility
to respond to the evolving ton. It includes BHS bag breaking and screen
technologies. The waste sorting equipment frees material and ensures
consistently sized fractions are fed to the Nihot Single Drum Separators, which
remove contamination from the fiber and container streams. The facility also
includes an NRT FiberPure optical sorter, as well as three optical sorters
targeting PET, HDPE and PP.
The baler machine is a Kadant PAAL Konti, which are widely used in Europe and were
introduced in North America last year through a partnership with BHS.