WM and Machinex celebrate new Laval facility

(L-R) David Hébert, project director for Machinex, Aaron Johnson, vice-president, Eastern Canada at Waste Management, Pierre Paré, CEO of Machinex Group, Guillaume Chevrette, area director collection operation, Eastern Canada for Waste Management.

PLESSISVILLE, Quebec – Waste Management officially opened its new recovery facility in Laval, Quebec, this week.

Representatives from equipment supplier Machinex attended the opening ceremony along with Quebec minister of the environment, Benoit Charrette, and Aaron Johnson, vice-president, Eastern Canada at Waste Management.

The new Waste Management material recovery facility has been in operation for several months, now and can process up to 50,000 tonnes annually of recyclable material – including cardboard, paper, plastic and metal – from the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors of the greater Montreal area.

WM has hired about 30 new staff to run the facility.

Machinex supplied Waste Management with a turnkey system including an OCC screen, disc separators for fine particles, a magnetic separator and a Machinex II-Ram baler.

ʺThe expertise developed by Machinex through its many projects around the world has enabled us to create a high-performance sorting system in Laval which directly aligns with our objectives of equipment efficiency and production quality,” said Jean Beaudoin, director of Quebec sorting facilities and transfer stations for Waste Management.

“The team deployed by Machinex for the completion of this project was attentive to our needs and knew how to adapt to the high quality standards which is expected by Waste Management.”

“We are very satisfied with the progress of this project and especially with the performance achieved by the turnkey system we provided,” said David Hébert, Machinex’s project director.

“We have been able to count on an excellent collaboration with the client during all stages of the process and we wish to be able to work again with Waste Management  to develop other high-performance systems.”

Machinex is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020 and was the first company in Canada to design machinery for material recycling facilities in the 1980s. Over the years, their experts have designed and installed over 375 turnkey facilities in partnership with leading MRFs in Canada, the United States, Europe and Oceania.