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Concord, Calif.-based Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery (MDRR) has selected Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to undertake a major renovation of the company’s Mt. Diablo (MDR) Recycling Center in Pittsburgh, California.

Initially commissioned in 2009, the MDR plant currently processes up to 20 tonnes per hour of recyclable materials. The renovated materials recovery facility (MRF) will be operational in the second quarter of 2021 and will be able to process more than 35 tonnes per hour, according to BHS.

Thanks to what the supplier calls a creative installation strategy, MDR and BHS plan only 35 days of downtime.

The modernization design includes process upgrades and new equipment to increase throughput, recovery, purity and overall system efficiency, BHS says. Included are BHS Tri-Disc displays, National Recovery Technology (NRT) optical sorters and Max-AI artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

According to BHS, the Max-AI technology identifies recyclable materials in the same way a person operates robotic and optical sorters and collects and reports material characterization information. For MDRR, the Max-AI AQC (autonomous quality control) robotic sorter will operate at the “last chance” position to identify and capture remaining recyclables before they exit the recycling process. The AI ​​technology will also work in conjunction with an NRT SpydIR optical sorter to identify and remove non-fibers from the mixed paper product.

“The world of recycling has changed, and this powerful new system will keep Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery at the forefront of recycling excellence,” said MDRR COO Gary Lazdowski. “BHS provides the global quality, partnership and industry-leading technology to help MDR achieve the throughput and quality needed to meet our business goals. We believe the future of recycling will rely heavily on using technology and data to optimize performance, [and] The Max-AI and NRT equipment in our system will provide this for our operations. We are excited about our future and confident that this innovative technology will allow us to meet the recycling expectations of our state regulators, our community and our business.

BHS CEO Steve Miller comments, “This major renovation is a great example of a company like Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery adapting to changes in the industry. The new system features proven screening technology to increase throughput and accurately present material downstream of the NRT and Max-AI sorters to maximize both product recovery and purity. We are delighted to provide this creative solution that meets our customers’ business objectives and to have developed an installation plan with our partners that minimizes system downtime. I would like to thank the MDRR team for choosing BHS and we look forward to future collaboration.

Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery, a family-owned business, provides solid waste, recycling, and yard waste services in the Concord, Pittsburg, Brentwood, Discovery Bay, Oakley, and Rio Vista, California areas northeast of San Francisco.

Bulk handling systems describes itself as a world leader in the innovative design, engineering, manufacture and installation of sorting systems and components for the solid waste, recycling, waste-to-energy and construction and construction industries. the demolition. Its subsidiaries include Amsterdam-based Nihot, Tennessee-based NRT, and California-based Zero Waste Energy.