Waste Management officially opens Laval, Quebec MRF

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Left to right: David Hébert, (Project Director at Machinex), Aaron Johnson (vice-president, Eastern Canada at Waste Management), Pierre Paré (CEO of Machinex Group), Guillaume Chevrette (Area Director Collection Operation, Eastern Canada at Waste Management).

Waste Management Inc. this week officially opened a new materials recovery facility (MRF) in Laval, Que.

Operating for the past few months, the new MRF can process up to 50,000 metric tonnes annually of recyclable material from the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors of the greater Montreal area and allows the recycling of cardboard, paper, plastic and metal.

Machinex Industries supplied Waste Management with a turnkey system including, among other things, an OCC (old corrugated container) screen, disc separators for fine particles, a magnetic separator and a Machinex II-Ram baler.

“The expertise developed by Machinex through its many projects around the world has enabled us to create a high-performance sorting system in Laval which directly aligns with our objectives of equipment efficiency and production quality,” said Jean Beaudoin, director of Quebec sorting facilities and transfer stations for Waste Management. “The team deployed by Machinex for the completion of this project was attentive to our needs and knew how to adapt to the high quality standards which is expected by Waste Management.

The Laval MRF employs about 30 workers.

David Hébert, project director at Machinex, said, “We are very satisfied with the progress of this project and especially with the performance achieved by the turnkey system we provided. We have been able to count on an excellent collaboration with the client during all stages of the process and we wish to be able to work again with Waste Management to develop other high-performance systems.”

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020, Machinex said it became the first company in Canada to design machinery for material recycling facilities in the 1980s. Over the years, the company has designed and installed more than 375 turnkey facilities in partnership with leading MRFs in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Oceania.

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