Public-Private Partnership Doubles Capacity at Quebec MRF

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

October 16, 2014

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Public-Private Partnership Doubles Capacity at Quebec MRF

A public-private partnership has expanded a material recovery facility (MRF) in Quebec City to double its capacity and efficiency.

The city of Quebec; the operator, Societe VIA; and equipment manufacturer Machinex Industries Inc. has added an optimal sorting center at the facility to meet growing material processing demands, according to a news release. The facility has been in operation since spring and now processes 35 metric tons per hour.

The expansion is the first phase of the project, Plessisville, Quebec-based Machinex said in a news release.

The system removes the glass initially, and then a MACH ballistic separator at the end of the process substantially reduces rejects while increasing the fiber recovery rate.

The system designed by Machinex also includes a feeding drum that allows the sorting line to have a constant material flow.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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