Dem-Con, based in Shakopee, worked with San Diego-based CP Group to design and install the 20-tons per hour MRF with the capability to process 275 tons of recyclables a day, according to a news release. The facility covers 60,000 square feet and serves the Twin Cities area and greater Minnesota. It employs more than 50.
The facility includes an education room to explain how the facility works and what materials residents can and can’t recycle.
Equipment includes an MSS Aladdin optical sorter to separate plastics; a magnet for metal capture; a baler for multiple materials and one for fiber; and proprietary screen technology.
“We are excited to provide these services to the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota and be an active part of increasing recycling rates and diverting more materials from landfills,” said Bill Keegan, Dem-Con vice president.