In 2008 GreenWaste Recovery, Inc. (GWR) was awarded SWANA's Gold Award for Recycling Excellence for the company's Mixed Waste Material Recovery Facility (MRF). The system, built by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), was among the first of its kind in the United States and has been a showcase for diversion and recycling excellence over its lifetime. Now, more than a decade later, a BHS overhaul has more than doubled the system's throughput and added significant technology to boost recovery, product quality and level of automation.
GWR is the second Mixed Waste system in California to operate with BHS' Max-AI® AQC (Autonomous Quality Control) robotic sorters, and its six robotic sorters are the most currently active in any MRF in the world. Optical sorters from Nashville-based NRT work together with four AQCs to completely automate container recovery. An AQC-2, which includes dual robotic sorters, ensures maximum recovery by capturing containers on the last chance belt.