Mid Valley Disposal, a family owned recycling and hauling company, announced the grand re-opening of its Mid Valley Disposal Elm materials recovery facility (MRF) in Fresno, Calif. Designed and manufactured by San Diego-based CP Group, the recycling system processes 35 tons an hour of residential and commercial material. The system start-up was April 26, 2017.
“We are pleased to have partnered with CP Group and reinvested in the San Joaquin Valley,” Jonathan Kalpakoff, vice president of Mid Valley Disposal, said in a statement. “Increased processing capacity and the recovery of more recyclables will help with our commitment to increase diversion for the communities we serve.”
The original system was installed in 2001 and processed 20 tons an hour. Due to needs for increased capacity and better recovery, Mid Valley turned to CP Group, who supplied all the new processing equipment. The bunkers, silos, baling system and tip floor pit from the original system were reused in the existing building.
“This system includes some of our latest recovery technologies, including glass processing and optical sorting technology,” Ashley Davis, director of sales and marketing at CP Group, said in a statement. “We are honored to work with Mid Valley on this project and bring this modern facility to Fresno. It is an integral part of the recycling capabilities offered to the county.”
The MRF features three MSS optical sorters. The CIRRUS FiberMax is used to remove film and other contaminants out of the fiber stream, while the two CIRRUS PlasticMax units separate HDPE, PET and mixed plastics. The system also features proprietary CP disc screening technology, including CP’s steel-disc OCCScreen, Scalping Screens and Glass Breaker Screens, along with one NewScreen and two CPScreens. An air drum style glass cleaner is used to remove the lights from the glass. The system recovers cardboard, mixed paper, glass, PET and both color and natural HDPE.
With its fleet of 165 trucks, Mid Valley serves 89,000 households in Fresno and the surrounding counties. The MRF processes recyclables for half of the City of Fresno, and also for 75,000 households from third party haulers in the counties of Madera, Tulare, King, and San Luis Obisbo.