Material Recovery Facility

An Award-Winning Material Recovery Facility

Along with local Material Recovery Facilities, IWS is now able to utilize an award winning MRF of our parent company, the Action Environmental Group.

The future of waste management lies in recycling and green initiatives. At Action’s state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility (MRF), we engage in the automated processing of paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, and aluminum. Our team has decades of experience in operating facilities and the 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 the Action Environmental Group 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.

To learn more, visit this page.

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