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City of Lethbridge opens new MRF featuring Machinex sorting system

Eight-ton per hour facility to process mixed residential materials generated by new blue cart collection program

Machinex Project Director, Charles-Étienne Simard (middle) with operators Mandi Parker and Joel Sanchez at the City of Lethbridge MRF.
Machinex Project Director, Charles-Étienne Simard (middle) with operators Mandi Parker and Joel Sanchez at the City of Lethbridge MRF.

The City of Lethbridge, Alberta held the grand opening of their new single-stream material recovery facility on May 8. According to Machinex, their sorting system at the facility, commissioned in mid-April, will allow the City to process residential recycling materials generated by a new blue cart program that is currently being set up.

ʺIt is a pleasure for Machinex to be part of this municipal project," said Chris Hawn, CEO of Machinex Technologies. "Working in collaboration with the City of Lethbridge and its consultant, we have been successful at achieving a sorting system responding well to the needs of the community.ʺ 

"Working with Machinex has been a delightful experience from the project kick off to the Commissioning of the equipment," commented Mandi Parker, Project Manager at City of Lethbridge. "Their customer service has been outstanding. They have assisted us through the process of designing and selecting the equipment that is tailored to our specific needs. 

"We are really one team on this project and have worked
together like a well-oiled machine," continued Parker. "The equipment selected and installed is world class and we are excited to get our single stream program launched."

The new Lethbridge recovery facility is designed to process eight tons per hour of mixed single stream that comes primarily from residential recyclables, with a limited amount of commercial recyclables. It features Machinex equipment including a drum feeder, a MACH OCC screen, as well as a fines screen at the beginning of the process. A MACH ONP screen, a MACH Ballistic Separator, a ferrous magnet, a non-ferrous separator, as well as a Machinex II-ram baler complete the system.