Machinex was recently awarded the bid to provide a new single-stream material recovery system (MRF) for York County, South Carolina. The facility is planned to begin operations this July. This new system will allow the County to process the growing tonnage of residential recycling materials being generated in the surrounding area. Material is coming from 16 collection and recycling centres located throughout the County and this new facility will processes all collected recyclables.
The recovery facility is designed to process 10,000 to 15,000 tons per year of mixed single-stream, primarily from residential sources, with a limited amount of commercially-sourced material. It features equipment such as a MACH double-deck OCC screen which reduces wrapping and improves cardboard recovery as well as a fines screen at the beginning of the process. A MACH Ballistic Separator was installed instead of a traditional disc screen to separate the fiber from the containers. The automated container-sorting line includes a PET optical sorter, a magnet and an eddy current separator. Finally, a Machinex II-ram baler was selected to complete this system.
"The Machinex project management team did a great job of keeping the project moving along and our interaction with their crews was excellent. The startup personnel did a very good job training us on the system and helping our staff with all of the operational aspects of the system," said Arthur Ligon, York County Government.
Rusty Angel, Eastern Region Sales Manager at Machinex commented: "The County has been processing all of the recyclables collected from their 16 Collection & Recycling Centers at a dual-stream facility that utilized nearly all manual labour. We applaud the County for having the vision to build this new, single-stream facility to process their material for many years to come. Machinex will be a great partner to help them meet the demands of their rapidly-growing population."