The Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD) in California has launched a new materials recovery facility (MRF) supplied by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS). The system includes technological advances to better equip to handle a diversifying and unpredictable waste stream.
“This system is a key component supporting our mission of ‘Turning Waste into Resources,” said MRWMD General Manager Tim Flanagan in a statement. “This first-of-its-kind system on California’s Central Coast will provide the regional building industry with compliance for the CalGreen 65 percent diversion mandate for new construction. It will also provide the incremental diversion necessary for our community to meet the state’s 75 percent recycling goal by 2020. We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved and hope the community is equally excited to see first-hand the new world-class technology that makes ‘MRF 2.0’ special.”
The system will process up to 80 tons per hour on two separate lines: the multi-material line and the construction and demolition line. The MRF takes up roughly 100,000 square feet and cost around $24 million.
“The MRWMD has been a longtime partner to BHS and we are honored to have once again delivered a state-of-the-art solution,” said BHS CEO Steve Miller in a statement. “Processing 80 tons per hour is an achievement for any operator, but the district really stands out in its deep commitment to high levels of both recovery and product quality. Their leadership has committed to the technology necessary to achieve their desired results as they continue on their path to a zero waste future.”