Semi-automation and jobs.

Semi-automation and jobs.

Optical Sorting of Plastics

Optical Sorting of Plastics

Pre-sort Line

Pre-sort Line

Equipment Layout

Equipment Layout

MRF (Material Recovery Facility)
A Premiere Michigan Waste Diversion & Recovery Project
Assessing the needs or our NW Michigan waste infrastructure, American Waste researched and committed to develop a MRF (material recovery facilitiy) with the capacity to serve all of northern Michigan.
 
Diverting up to 70% of our waste stream from the landfill in an environmentally sound and efficient manner!
 
Redeveloped in the former Tower Automotive complex, this state-of-the-art MRF will be able to process: 
 
  • MSW (Municipal Solid Waste)
  • Traditional recyclables (glass, metal & plastic)
  • Clean construction wood scraps.

 

The American Waste MRF is located at 280 Hughes Drive in Traverse City. CLICK HERE for directions.

 
FAQ:
More recycling not only contributes a positive impact on the environment, it also makes good economic sense. According to the Expanding Recycling in Michigan Report, prepared for the Michigan Recycling Partnership, increasing recycling efforts from the current level of 20 percent to the average of the other Great Lakes states (30 percent) would produce a total of 6,810 to 12,986 jobs, which translates into an economical impact of approximately $155 to $300 million.