DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT THIS TOUR HAS BEEN POSTPONED, IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2018.
WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE
SFV Branch - Tour of Athens LEED certified Materials Recovery Facility
USGBC-LA hosted a sold-out tour of this facility in 2015, and want to invite others who were not able to attend last time to tour this state-of-the-art waste facility.
Conveyor lines at Athens $50 million high-tech materials recovery facility in Sun Valley opened October 12, 2014. A first of its kind in Los Angeles, this facility is equipped with a solar power collection system and furnished with the latest energy efficient, environmental controls available in the industry. The operation is fully enclosed and equipped with fast acting doors and a misting system to assist with mitigating odor, dust, and storm water impacts. Athens is continuing to convert its existing truck and mobile fleet to alternative fuel powered vehicles.
The MRF equipment is custom designed by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) and based on Athensâ extensive experience processing MSW, multi-family, single family and commercial material streams in Southern California. The 80,000-square-foot facility can separate 1,500 tons of waste a day.
The system features a combination of BHS screening, Nihot air and NRT optical technologies to recover recyclables and organics. The system is highly flexible and designed to process the different streams with a blend of automated machinery and manual sorting. All of the high value commodities, such as fiber & containers, go through a series of processing steps to maximize recovery and remove contaminants. Every type of technology used in the system is field proven in these same applications.
Please arrive between: 7:30 and 7:55 am (When they arrive they MUST wait in the lobby to be escorted by me; do not let attendees go upstairs. I would ask that people not arrive earlier than 7:30am)
Tour Starts: 8:00 am (Sharp)
Directions/Parking: carpooling is highly recommended. Please be very cautious entering the gate. Once you enter the lot, turn left to the parking lot. Use the cross walk to walk to the front of the building. If the parking on the left is full, there is some parking to the right where cars can park perpendicular to the wall. Do not block trucks, doors to the facility, or the loading docks. A patrol man might greet you in your car. Let him know you are here for the MRF tour.
Check-In: When you arrive, report to the main lobby and enter visitor name, time of visit, and name of site contact. Please stay in the lobby until Jessica Aldridge, Athensâ Sustainability Manager escorts you to the touring area.
Attendee Rules: ALL attendees must read the attached MRF Visitor Rules prior to day of the tour.
Dress code: see Visitor Rules. People not dressed appropriately cannot walk through the MRF. (which includes no heals, open shoes, skirts/dresses and more)
Warning: Visitors using a PACEMAKER should not visit the plastics sorting platform, but can see other parts of the tour.