August 30, 2015

Plastic Film Study

Determination of the cost and performance implications of managing film plastic in the Hamilton MRF. This study also investigates alternative collection options, such as depot or return to retail, and whether or not they offer a viable and less costly alternative to the current system. Documents Final Report: Comparison of Current Systems...

July 27, 2010

Peel MRF QC Station Installation

This project involves the design and installation of three quality control stations in the Peel Region materials recycling centre. The new stations will allow Peel’s contractor to better control end product quality for the corrugated cardboard and baled materials streams (in particular aluminum) and reduce the loss of recyclables into the residue stream. The new stations are...

May 18, 2012

MRF Upgrades for Plastics – Optical Sorter

Halton Region recently completed a master plan and committed to the addition of 3-7 plastics as part of their new program. The CIF will commit $580,000 or 48% of the estimated cost of the new initiative to be allocated to necessary infrastructure upgrades and promotion and education with an anticipated...

September 29, 2011

Aluminum Blower Replacement

The OVWRC regularly encounters unscheduled down time due to aluminum jamming in their aluminum conveyance system.  They propose to replace the existing system with a larger diameter tube and blower. The total cost of the project is approx. $60k with a projected savings of under 2 yrs.  CIF has contributed...

August 15, 2009

Thermoset PET

Work with NAPCOR and Stewardship Ontario to evaluate processing alternatives for Thermoset PET. Documents Final Report: NAPCOR PET Thermoformed Packaging Recycling Initiative Blog Post Related Projects Categories Emerging Technologies | End Markets | Processing |    

December 24, 2008

Renfrew County MRF Plan

Prepared business plan to consider purchase of Bauman MRF in Renfrew County. Documents Final Report: Business Plan for Purchasing the Renfrew County Recycle Centre (RCRC) Blog Post Related Projects Categories Best Practices | MRF | Processing | Procurement |    

November 13, 2008

Optical Sorter

Install a two-valve TiTech Polysort Optical sortation system in the MRF. Documents Final Report: Review of the City of Hamilton Optical Sorting System Blog Post Related Projects Categories Innovation | Innovation | MRF | Operations | Processing |    

December 8, 2008

Materials Recycling Centre Viability Review

Studied impact of Haldimand County removing themselves and their material from the current co-ownership arrangement with Norfolk MRF. Documents Final Report: Material Recovery Facility Optimization Study in the Counties of Haldimand and Norfolk Blog Post Related Projects Categories Best Practices | MRF | Regional Cooperation |    

October 1, 2013


Durham Region is proposing to purchase a higher throughput single ram baler to handle the increased plastics volumes and to enable them to increase the throughput of the MRF, positioning them as a potential regional MRF in a more optimized blue box system.  Because of aggressive marketing campaigns and the...

October 1, 2013

MIPC Study – Local Study Analysis & Alternatives

Analysis of costs implications for Niagara Region stemming from the 2012 MIPC Study recommendations. The primary focus of the analysis will be to determine the cost difference between maintaining a MRF in Niagara vs. decommissioning the MRF and building a Transfer Station. Hauling costs will form part of the Transfer...