MRF Construction

SOCRRA is converting its Material Recycling Facility (MRF) to be able to process mixed recycling.  Construction started in the spring of 2017 and is now completed as of January 2018.  

March 2018 Construction Update

Wait, what happened between October and March you might ask?  The simple answer: A LOT!  The construction of the new mixed recycling MRF was completed in January.  The MRF has been operational since then processing residential mixed recycling materials.  During this time, the SOCRRA Drop-off Center also re-opened under new hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm, and Saturdays 7 am - 1 pm.  

October 2017 Construction Update

October was a busy month for MRF construction.  At the beginning of the month, the equipment for the facility was ready to arrive and be installed.  The big and bulky equipment required extra space, taking over the area that once housed the Recycling Drop-off Center.  These services have been temporarily suspended until further notice.  By the end of the month, the facility is starting to take shape with key pieces of equipment being placed for installation including sorting screens and stations, conveyor belts to move recyclables, and bunkers to store materials until they are ready to bundle together in a bale. 

The first photo shows the bunker frames being place, and the second photo shows the completed bunkers.

September 2017 Construction Update

Photos captured on September 20, 2017

The facility is almost ready for equipment installation.  Progress in September includes a new concrete pad for the equipment, new lighting installation, and retaining walls just outside the building.

August 2017 Construction Update

Photos captured on August 17, 2017 

Construction at the Material Recycling Facility is what makes mixed recycling possible! Here are a few snap shots of construction activity from August 17th.  The crews are constructing "pits" - this is where the recycling trucks empty their loads.  

Preparing for Construction

Photos captured on May 24, 2017

The last load of recycling delivered to the recycling facility was on April 11, 2017.  SOCRRA then took on the task of emptying the building - sorting, baling and sending recyclables off to become materials for new products; removing the equipment; and removing the props and tools in the Education Center room used to educate thousands of visitors each year.