MRF

September 15, 2015

MRF Residue Reduction Initiative

This project involves an initial analysis of Quinte’s MRF to determine the source and value of its residue followed by a possible second phase capital investment to reduce residue levels where cost effective. The Phase One analysis will examine the source of Quinte’s residual levels and develop options for...

October 7, 2015

Mixed Broken Glass Cleanup System

This project involves the installation of glass clean up equipment in the York MRF. The cost of the project is approximately $1,700,000 and the CIF will contribute up to 48% of costs to support this very worthwhile project. Documents Final Report: Mixed Broken Glass Clean Up System Blog Post Related Projects Categories Best Practices |...

August 26, 2016

MRF Performance Study

A MRF performance study to determine the processing efficiency of the facility followed by an equipment maintenance study to cross reference operational performance with maintenance records to verify upkeep, repair and replacement efforts needed to meet current and future needs. Documents Final Report: Process/Equipment Review, Material Recycling Centre Blog Post Related Projects Categories Centre of...

September 14, 2016

Mixed Waste Processing Technology Feasibility Analysis

The City of Toronto will carry out a business case analysis of a Mixed Waste Processing (MWP) or ‘dirty MRF’ approach for the management of their increasingly contaminated recycling stream, particularly materials collected through the Multi-Residential (MRes) program. Documents Blog Post Related Projects Categories Centre of Excellence | Contamination | MRF | Multi-Residential |...

February 14, 2014

Mixed Paper Clean Up System

York Region proposes to install a Mixed Paper Clean Up System upstream of the finishing screens to remove misdirected containers on the mixed paper sort line.  The Mixed Paper Clean Up System will improve misdirected container recovery prior to the mixed paper line, allowing recovery rate increases  of 1.2%. ...

August 15, 2014

London MRF Hydro Capacitor Upgrade

The London MRF has a recurring power factor below the 90% monthly threshold. This low power factor results in increased electricity charges of approximately $10,000 per year. Installation of capacitors would result in the power factor consistently being above the 90% threshold yielding a 4 year payback on the...

October 22, 2013

MRF Upgrade – Container Line Retrofit

This project involves a rebuild of Northumberland’s container line and installation of an optical sorter for plastics. The project will cost approximately $950,000 and generate almost $240,000 in savings annually. The CIF will contribute up to $313,000 or 42% of project costs. Documents Final Report: MRF Upgrade - Container Line Retrofit Blog...

September 12, 2014

MRF Upgrade – Oversized Plastic

Install new equipment and bunker at the London MRF designed to capture 200 tonnes per year of oversized plastics currently going to residue.  Captured material will be marketed for additional revenue. Documents Final Report: London MRF Upgrade - Oversized Plastics Blog Post November 17, 2016: Marketing Oversized Plastic Containers from London’s MRF Related Projects Categories Best...

October 1, 2013

Regionalized MRF Options & Cost Analysis

Development of MRF options & related costs analysis to determine the implications for the City of Hamilton stemming from the 2012 MIPC Study recommendations. The primary focus of the analysis will be to determine the number of tonnes that can realistically be secured and MRF design options. Municipalities directly...

October 1, 2013

Glass Clean Up System Measuring & Monitoring Initiative

A report documenting the key project learnings particularly those related to installation, cost savings and commodity quality improvement achieved through the installation of a glass clean up system. Documents Final Report: Container Line Performance Audits and Improvement Recommendations Blog Post February 17, 2017: Maximizing Revenues at the City of Hamilton Related Projects Project #816.2 Categories Best Practices...

February 12, 2015

Guelph Glass Sorter

Guelph proposes to install a new glass clean up system at the Guelph MRF and repurpose its existing glass optical sorter to reduce labour costs for sorting plastics. Guelph will also receive and process glass from other municipalities as part of the agreement with CIF. Project cost of approx....

October 29, 2014

Fibre Optical Sorters

Install twin 2800 mm. high definition optical sorters and peripheral equipment required for processing fibre to premium quality revenue levels at rates up to 24t/hr. Documents Final Report: Fibre Optical Sorting System Blog Post August 4, 2017: Niagara Fibre Optical Sorting Success Story Related Projects Categories Best Practices | MRF | Processing |    

August 26, 2016

Bluewater Recycling Association – MRF Performance Study

A MRF performance study to determine the processing efficiency of the facility followed by an equipment maintenance study to cross reference operational performance with maintenance records to verify upkeep, repair and replacement efforts needed to meet current and future needs. Documents Final Report: Material Recovery Facility Mass Balance and Efficiency Study Blog...

October 7, 2015

Waterloo MRF Upgrades: Glass Crusher, Optical Sorter & In-Feed Conveyor

Waterloo Region proposes to upgrade sorting capability in their existing MRF by installing a larger capacity optical sorter, glass extraction unit and main line in-feed conveyor. Documents Final Report: MRF Upgrades Blog Post February 8, 2019: Making Investments in Uncertain Times: ‘How-to’ Advice from Waterloo Region Related Projects Categories Best Practices | MRF |