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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, Opens New MRF Featuring Machinex System

The new MRF is designed to process 8 tons per hour of mixed single stream recyclables.

Machinex announced it attended the grand opening of the new single stream materials recovery facility (MRF) in the city of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. This new system, commissioned in mid-April, will allow the city to process the residential recycling materials generated by the residents from the new blue cart program that will be set up during the following month.

“It is a pleasure for Machinex to be part of this municipal project,” said Chris Hawn, CEO of Machinex, in a statement. “Working in collaboration with the city of Lethbridge and its consultant, we have been successful at achieving a sorting system responding well to the needs of the community.ʺ


The MRF is designed to process 8 tons per hour of mixed single stream that comes primarily from residential recyclables with a limited amount of commercial recyclables. It features equipment such as a drum feeder, a MACH OCC screen, as well as a fines screen at the beginning of the process. A MACH ONP screen, a MACH Ballistic Separator, a ferrous magnet, a non-ferrous separator, as well as a Machinex II-ram baler complete this system.

“Working with Machinex has been a delightful experience from the project kick off to the commissioning of the equipment,” said Mandi Parker, project manager at the city of Lethbridge, in a statement. “Their customer service has been outstanding. They have assisted us through the process of designing and selecting the equipment that is tailored to our specific needs. We are really one team on this project and have worked together like a well-oiled machine. The equipment selected and installed is world class, and we are excited to get our single stream program launched.”

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