Making this possible is TOMRA’s AUTOSORT® sophisticated infrared sorting technology which combines near infrared (NIR) and visual spectrometers (VIS). This combination accurately and quickly identifies and separates different materials according to their material type and colour, extracting high-purity high-value end fractions that command higher market prices. In total, the 14 new AUTOSORT® machines at the Barkston MRF can process an impressive 30 tonnes per hour (tph) of dry recycling from homes and businesses in the local area.
Chris Mountain, Director at Mid UK Recycling, comments: “We have invested heavily in our new Barkston facility to ensure that we take full advantage of the latest in technology advances and standards to build a state-of-the-art facility that we are all proud of. Specifying the latest TOMRA AUTOSORT® units is a key part of this investment, and we have every confidence that the technology will add value to our recycling processes for many years to come.”
Gavin Russell, Area Sales Manager UK at TOMRA Recycling, adds: “Mid UK has been a long-term friend and partner of TOMRA, and we are thrilled that we were chosen to install our sorting technology within the new MRF. These 14 new AUTOSORT® units will not only boost material recovery rates and increase the plant’s capacity but will also deliver a future-proofed solution which is capable of adapting to any future changes in infeed material.”