Material Recovery Facility (MRF)

Recovery brings opportunity.

Zero Waste Energy’s team members have been closely involved in the design, development and operation of Material Recovery Facilities (MRF) for processing Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) since the introduction of MRFs in the mid-1980s. They understand how fully automated MSW Sorting Systems can provide a significant enhancement to traditional MRF operations by processing material that is typically bound for a landfill. It is estimated that as much as 30-40% of most municipal solid waste streams is potentially recoverable in the form of paper, plastics, wood, and metal, as well as an additional 35-40% in the form of organic materials.

Comprehensive mixed solid waste processing systems employ sophisticated front-end sorting technology to recover commodities with value for resale or reuse. The remaining waste stream can be automatically segregated to isolate organics, providing feedstock for an anaerobic digestion system. A comprehensive waste processing system creates value by recovering additional commodities for sale, saving disposal and transportation costs, and preparing the organic fraction for use in an energy recovery process.

More from ZWE

BHS Selected for Puente Hills MRF

LOS ANGELES – September 21, 2017 – – The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (Districts) have selected Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to design, manufacture and install a new materials recovery system at the Districts’ Puente Hills Materials Recovery Facility (PHMRF).

Read more

Interview Video: South San Francisco Blue Line Biogenic CNG Facility

Interview with South San Francisco Scavenger Company / Blue Line Transfer Operations Manager Ron Fornesi. Processing more than 11,000 tons of organic waste, the Blue Line Biogenic CNG facility is the first project in US to convert food & green waste into low carbon CNG fuel.

Read more

Zero Waste Energy (ZWE) and Blue Line Transfer Awarded 2015 Innovator of the Year

Lafayette, California – September 15, 2015 – Zero Waste Energy and Blue Line Transfer, Inc. were announced as the recipient of the National Waste & Recycling Association’s 2015 Recycling Equipment Innovator of the Year  for its Blue Line Biogenic CNG Facility atWaste360 Recycling Summit.

Read more

Turning Food Waste into Energy, CCTV America

The city of San Jose, California recently opened the largest dry fermentation anaerobic digestion facility in the world to change the definition of waste by putting it to good use. The facility was produced by Zero Waste Energy (ZWE). It’s nearly twice the size of an American football field. Read More.

Read more

ZWE Featured on Popular Science

American Energy Independence: Waste by PopSci

Read more