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Industry group awards grants to MRFs nationwide

Published: October 16, 2023
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Staff at the West Tennessee Regional Recycling Hub display the check they received from The Recycling Partnership. | Courtesy of West Tennessee Regional Recycling Hub

Five grants recently awarded by The Recycling Partnership will help MRFs install additional sorting equipment, boosting recovery of aluminum and plastics.  Continue Reading

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MRF upgrades technology to refine fiber sorting

Published: October 9, 2023
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Murphy Road Recycling’s All American MRF recently completed $40 million in upgrades that focused on improved worker safety and fiber recovery. | Courtesy of Van Dyk

The consumer recyclables stream has changed a lot in the last two decades, and a Connecticut MRF recently invested $40 million in an upgrade focused on more granular fiber recovery and worker safety.  Continue Reading

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MRF robotics company gains traction over two years

Published: September 5, 2023
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Since making its first sale two years ago, EverestLabs has sold over 50 robotic systems to MRFs and plastics processors. | Courtesy of EverestLabs

Deals with major operators and a partnership with an aluminum group are helping fuel growth for EverestLabs, a relatively new entrant into the business of recycling AI. Continue Reading

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WM: Upgrades temporarily slow tons recovered

Published: September 11, 2023
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WM handled less material in 2022 than 2021, but it’s looking to grow its annual tons managed to 25 million by 2030. | Ken Wolter/Shutterstock

The weight of recyclables handled by Waste Management dropped slightly last year, largely because several MRF upgrade projects necessitated temporary shutdowns at four facilities. Continue Reading

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Balcones to build $66 million MRF in Texas

Published: August 21, 2023
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Inside a materials recovery facility. By Nordroden/Shutterstock

The city of McKinney, Texas evaluated several proposals for recycling services, eventually settling on Balcones, which scored 94.8 points out of 100 according to the city’s criteria. | Nordroden/Shutterstock

Balcones Resources was awarded the city of McKinney, Texas’ 15-year recycling contract, which includes plans to build a facility outside city limits.  Continue Reading

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For facility operators, insurance is now ‘a wild ride’

Published: August 14, 2023
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An April 2021 battery-sparked fire at a MRF in Tulsa, Okla. resulted in a $10 million loss and ended the city’s recycling program for a time. | Tulsa Fire Department

Recycling companies say property insurance has become significantly more expensive and difficult to find as providers shy away from fire risk and other complications. Continue Reading

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Leaders dig into collaboration, climate and more

Published: August 14, 2023
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Jessica Long (left), Joaquin Mariel (center) and Richard McHale during a session focused on Circular Services at the Resource Recycling Conference Monday. | Big Wave Productions / Resource Recycling

The first day of the 2023 Resource Recycling Conference in Orlando featured on-stage discussions exploring the industry’s evolution in multiple ways. Continue Reading

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WM details MRF investment plans, profit forecasts

Published: February 6, 2023
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Despite falling earnings from its recycling business in 2022, Waste Management is planning significant MRF investments. | Create Jobs 51/Shutterstock

Waste Management will spend $1 billion over four years upgrading and building new MRFs, with much of the spending occurring this year, the company disclosed last week.  Continue Reading

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