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Behind The Scenes: Metropolitan Recycling MRF

Great Forest recently visited Metropolitan Recycling, a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Brooklyn to see this hauler’s recycling process in action. Over 15,000 tons of material are processed each month at Metropolitan‘s three facilities. We watched collected recyclables being fed onto a conveyor belt, where workers sorted and removed contaminants, preparing the materials to be … Continue reading Behind The Scenes: Metropolitan Recycling MRF

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Where Do Your Recylables Go? (Video)

So you’ve done your part and placed your glass, metal, and plastic recyclables into the correct recycling bin.  What happens next? These two videos shows what generally happens at an MRF – a Material Recovery Facility – where recyclables are taken and processed. Although there will be differences depending on which MRF your recyclables are transported to, the … Continue reading Where Do Your Recylables Go? (Video)

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Behind The Scenes: New Bronx Facility With Optical Sorter May Change the Way NYC Recycles (Video)

A new state-of-the-art single-stream recycling center in the Bronx, New York, utilizes optic technology to automate the recycling process and extract more recyclable materials from the waste stream. Action Environmental Group’s facility allows clients to use one bin for recyclables. The optical sorter works using infrared technology combined with a high speed camera to identify … Continue reading Behind The Scenes: New Bronx Facility With Optical Sorter May Change the Way NYC Recycles (Video)

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