Dem-Con Opens MRF in Minnesota

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

May 29, 2014

1 Min Read
Dem-Con Opens MRF in Minnesota

Dem-Con Companies has opened a single-stream material recovery facility (MRF) in Shakopee, Minn.

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.

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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