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How dual-eject opticals boosted a MRF’s capture rate

Published: September 27, 2022
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View of equipment inside the MRF.

A $6 million MRF upgrade brought in equipment for improved fiber sortation at the Cal-Waste Recovery Systems MRF in Galt, Calif. | Courtesy of CP Group/MSS

The installation of three dual-eject optical sorters has allowed a Northern California MRF to increase its paper capture rate with a lower headcount, the director of operations said. 

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How cities are strengthening programs for long-term success

Published: September 13, 2022
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Speakers on stage at the 2022 Resource Recycling Conference.

The “Resiliency at the Local Level” session at the 2022 Resource Recycling Conference featured (l to r): Eduardo Rodriguez, Alexis Yaple, Kanika Greenlee and Zach Woodruff. | Big Wave Productions/Resource Recycling, Inc.

Resilience in recycling requires a number of elements: upgrading technology, extending contracts or even buying carts for residents.

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Collaboration sits at heart of the best MRF contracts

Published: August 23, 2022
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Resource Recycling Conference session.

The “Rethinking MRF Contracts” session at this year’s Resource Recycling Conference featured (l to r) moderator Keysha Burton of The Recycling Partnership and speakers Natalie Betts of Balcones Resources and Stephanie Sidler of GFL. | Big Wave Productions/Resource Recycling Inc.

Volatile markets, changing material compositions and aging infrastructure can all be addressed with the right municipal MRF contract. Industry experts discussed how to achieve such arrangements at the Resource Recycling Conference.

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NERC 2Q bale value report shows upward trend

Published: August 15, 2022
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Recovered fiber bales at a recycling facility.

A recent survey of Northeast MRFs found the blended average value of a ton of recyclables was nearly $170 during the second quarter. | SocoXbreed/Shutterstock

The value of curbside recyclables increased in the second quarter of 2022, according to a bale study conducted by the Northeast Recycling Council.

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Why a waste district took the ‘waste’ out of its name

Published: August 1, 2022
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ReGen Monterey's MRF seen from an aerial view.

ReGen Monterey operates an advanced MRF among other diversion operations. | Via ReGen Monterey video

A prominent waste management district in California sees state policies and investments opening up the possibility of a zero-waste future, and its new name reflects that vision.

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