Muskoka Transfer Stations Solar Compactors Project

Projects Description

This project involves the installation of two solar powered compactors at each of three different transfer stations operated by the District of Muskoka to improve hauling efficiencies of blue box recyclables. The compactors are solar powered and capable of 110V back up for periods where insufficient sunlight is available to meet load demand. The compactors are also equipped with wireless monitoring devices to keep staff informed of when bins need to be switched out.  Installation of compactors at these sites is expected to reduce hauling costs by over $68,000/year with an expected project payback of approximately 6 years.  $197,775 in funding was provided by the CIF for this value added system improvement.


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Project # 303
Proponent Muskoka, District Municipality of
CIF Funding $197,775
Date Approved August 12, 2010
Date Completed February 8, 2012