Back to Top

Tag Archives: MRFs

AMP rebrands with a focus on supplying entire facilities

Published: February 7, 2024
Updated:

by

An AMP One fully automated AI sorting system operating at the company’s Cleveland, Ohio secondary sortation facility. | Courtesy of AMP

After 10 years helping materials recovery facilities retrofit with innovative robotics equipment, AMP Robotics has dropped the latter part of its name, reflecting an emerging focus on building recycling centers from scratch with AI-equipped sorting systems.
Continue Reading

Posted in News, Top stories | Tagged |

A closer look at Oregon’s $150M trash-sorting MRF

Published: February 7, 2024
Updated:

by

The $150 million price tag on the new Lane County, Oregon, facility will be footed by Bulk Handling Systems and the county. | Courtesy of Bulk Handling Systems

An upcoming facility in Lane County, Oregon, will process mixed waste, commingled recyclables and organics and is projected to boost the county’s diversion rate by as much as 20 percentage points. Continue Reading

Posted in News | Tagged |

Why material processors are hesitant about EPR

Published: May 9, 2023
Updated:

by

Collection trucks parked outside of Waste Expo in New Orleans last week. In sessions, leaders from various haulers and facility operators discussed recycling policy. | Dan Leif/Plastics Recycling Update

At Waste Expo last week, executives from several materials recovery facility operators and private-sector recyclers detailed concerns about material ownership and “stranded assets” as recycling policy evolves. At the same time, some MRF leaders voiced clear support for extended producer responsibility frameworks. Continue Reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , |

Waste Management builds trash-sorting MRF near Oakland

Published: April 18, 2017
Updated:

by

Construction progress on Waste Management’s Alameda County facility as of February 2017. Photo credit: CalRecycle

An operation in California estimated to cost more than $120 million will extract plastics and other recoverable material from municipal solid waste. But it’s not aimed at replacing curbside recycling collection.

Continue Reading

Posted in News, Top stories | Tagged , |