Machinex was awarded the bid to provide a new single stream materials recovery facility (MRF) to York County, S.C, which plans to go operational in July. The new system will allow the county to process the growing tonnage of residential recycling materials being generated in the surrounding area. Material is coming from 16 collection and recycling centers located throughout the county, and the new facility will process the county’s collected recyclables.
“The county has been processing all of the recyclables collected from their 16 collection and recycling centers at a dual stream facility that utilized nearly all manual labor,” said Rusty Angel, eastern region sales manager at Machinex, in a statement. “We applaud the county for having the vision to build this new, single stream facility to process their material for many years to come. Machinex will be a great partner to help them meet the demands of their rapidly growing population."
The MRF is designed to process 10,000 to 15,000 tons per year of mixed single stream that comes primarily from residential with a limited amount of commercial. It features equipment such as a MACH double-deck OCC screen, which reduces wrapping and improves cardboard recovery, as well as a fines screen at the beginning of the process. A MACH Ballistic Separator was installed instead of a traditional disc screen to separate the fiber from the containers. The automated container sorting line includes a PET optical sorter, a magnet and an eddy current separator. Finally, a Machinex II-ram baler was selected to complete this system.
"The Machinex project management team did a great job of keeping the project moving along, and our interaction with their crews was excellent,” said Arthur Ligon of York County government, in a statement. “The startup personnel did a very good job training us on the system and helping our staff with all of the operational aspects of the system.”