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 items (such as magazines, newspapers, colored paper) and separate them from the mix. Watch this video to see the optical sorter at work.

Call your Great Forest representative to see how this affects your waste and recycling program.

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