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Waste Management MRF in Laval celebrates grand opening

Machinex system to process up to 50,000 tonnes annually of recyclable material from Montreal IC&I sectors

Machinex WM MRF team in Laval
(From left) David Hébert, Project Director at Machinex, Aaron Johnson, vice-president, Eastern Canada at Waste Management, Pierre Paré, CEO of Machinex Group, Guillaume Chevrette, Area Director Collection Operation, Eastern Canada at Waste Management.

On February 24th, Machinex representatives attended the official grand opening ceremony of the Waste Management recovery facility located in Laval. The ceremony was held with the Quebec Minister of the Environment, Benoit Charrette and Aaron Johnson, vice-president, Eastern Canada at Waste Management.

The new WM MRF in Laval Quebec, with system designed and installed by Machinex, will process about 50,000 tonnes yearly of plastic, paper and metals.

Operating for the past few months, the new Waste Management material recovery facility can process up to 50,000 tonnes annually of recyclable material from the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors of the greater Montreal area and allows the recycling of cardboard, paper, plastic and metal. Machinex, which celebrates its 50th year in business in 2020, supplied Waste Management with a turnkey system including an OCC screen, disc separators for fine particles, a magnetic separator and a Machinex II-Ram baler.

ʺThe expertise developed by Machinex through its many projects around the world has enabled us to create a high-performance sorting system in Laval which directly aligns with our objectives of equipment efficiency and production quality. The team deployed by Machinex for the completion of this project was attentive to our needs and knew how to adapt to the high quality standards which is expected by Waste Management" said, Jean Beaudoin, Director of Quebec sorting facilities and transfer stations of Waste Management.

"We are very satisfied with the progress of this project and especially with the performance achieved by the turnkey system we provided. We have been able to count on an excellent collaboration with the client during all stages of the process and we wish to be able to work again with Waste Management to develop other high-performance systems," commented David Hébert, Project Director at Machinex.

Celebrating in 2020 its 50th anniversary, Machinex became the first company in Canada to design machinery for material recycling facilities in the 1980's. The company has established itself as a leader in designing profitable and high-quality recycling sorting systems, and remains a world leader in the industry, developing cutting edge sorting, waste management and recycling technology. Over the past 50 years, Machinex experts have designed and installed over 375 turnkey facilities in partnership with leading MRFs in Canada, the United States, Europe and Oceania.

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