Material Recovery Facility

Recycling Facility

Our Award-Winning Material Recovery Facility

The future of waste management lies in recycling and green initiatives. At our state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility (MRF), we engage in the processing of paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, and aluminum. Our team has decades of experience in operating facilities and our innovative Bronx site is one of the most modern and efficient in the metropolitan area. Today, we keep more and more materials out of landfills through greater efficiency and leading-edge technology.

Operating a facility of this type affords Action the opportunity to remove any recyclable material from the waste stream prior to disposal. In addition to preserving landfill capacity, this process assists in our continuing efforts to control overall costs for our customers.

In early 2014, this facility received recognition at the Global Green Sustainable Design 14th Annual Awards for increasing recycling of valuable materials citywide.

On site, we have installed an advanced new technology: the REDWAVE NIR/C. This is an optical sorting machine that recognizes and separates the material and the color in only one step. Different kinds of material, like colored printed and not printed cardboard, catalogues, newspapers, magazines, plastics, etc. can be identified by Near Infrared. There is a big advantage in the separation of brown and gray cardboard due to the additional color sensors.

Our facility is the only one of its kind in the region, and possibly the country. The recycling center extracts higher quality recyclables out of the waste stream, and allows customers to use one bin for “single-stream recycling.”

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To watch a brief video on Action’s Optical Sorter, click here.