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Machinex to design and install new Montreal MRF

MRF will help modernize Quebec's curbside recycling capabilities

The inside of an MRF
The new residential single-stream system will be able to process up to 52 tph. Machinex

Machinex Technologies will design, manufacture, and install a new material recycling facility (MRF) built in Montreal. This new MRF developed for the future curbside recycling management on the East Island of Montreal will be operated by Matrec, a division of GFL Environmental

This project will promote local sorting technologies and collaboration between the two companies will aim to modernize the curbside recycling system in Quebec.

The new residential single-stream system will be able to process up to 52 tph. It is equipped with sorting technology including MACH Hyspec optical sorters, ballistic separators, eddy current separators, and more. This new system will sort fibre; PET, HDPE, and mixed plastic; ferrous and non-ferrous; glass; and scrap metal. It was designed with a forward-thinking perspective, including potential retrofit options as needed.

"The selected system is highly automated, flexible for current and future needs, and includes multiple redundancies to ensure optimal uptime," says David Marcouiller, executive vice president of sales engineering at Machinex. 

"Machinex and the system operator collaborated in the design phase, working together to optimize and streamline the sorting system," continues Marcouiller. "Inputs from both parties is key to establish the final plans resulting in facilitated operations, especially greater space optimization for equipment maintenance access, traffic flow, and more". 

By working on this project, Machinex looks to contribute to the modernization of Quebec's curbside recycling system which is managed by Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ). The processing capacity and sorting technologies of this project will anticipate the evolving needs of curbside recycling while serving the communities of Montreal East. 

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Plessisville, QC
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