Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rocky Mountain Recyclers

Besides installing a new toilet, I had the opportunity to attend the open house for Rocky Mountain Recyclers yesterday. They expanded their existing building and added new state of the art sorting machines.
First the garbage is dropped on the "Tipping Face," then scooped by the loader into the machine

It is then pre-sorted by hand

It goes through a series of conveyors that sort

This optical sorter scans the product and uses discharges of air to pull out #1 and #2 plastic

This machines launches cans off the belt so they can be bailed into huge cubes

There's a magnet to pull out ferrous metals

Everything is then bailed and shipped out by rail car or semi-trailer

1 comment:

  1. The workers look like pumpkins! What a fun place to work.