Solid Waste Transfer Station Metro Waste, Utah. MRF With Macpresse and Sierra System Video
In solid waste transfer station Metro Waste, Salt Lake City, Utah, the recovery of recyclable (MRF) can reach 25% of materials. This station receives over 1.000 tons waste/day and, since it is set in a touristic area, waste volumes increase considerably in high season. The sorting station has two platforms and two MAC 112 balers. Waste reaches the raised platform where up to 10 people can be employed, depending on the volumes to be sorted. Waste is then conveyed onto the MAC 112 press where it is baled. The recovery of aluminium, tin, cardboard, plastic, iron and wood, that can be sorted, has a significant advantage: the less material is sent to the landfill, the less it costs, and consequently the more material is removed from the waste. Moreover, sorted materials are baled with the same baler employed to compact solid waste. Then bales are loaded onto trucks and sent to the landfill (about 40 km from the city).