SFV Branch - Tour of Athens LEED Recycling Facility
Athens Services opened its Materials Recovery Facility (MRF or aka Recycling Facility) in the Los Angeles suburb of Sun Valley, California, in 2014. Over 80,000 sq ft of space, it is equipped with the most advanced technology available to sort out recyclables. Designed to process 70 tons of mixed waste per hour, the sorting system includes a bag breaker, several types of screens, and air and optical sorters to separate out paper and plastics grades and metals from waste. It is also the first system to test and utilize MAX:AI, which is a fully automated robotic sorting system designed to quality control PET bottles at the end of the sorting process. The facility is equipped with a solar power collection system and furnished with the latest energy efficient, environmental controls 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.
Arrival Time: Please arrive between 9:30 and 9:50 am to allow for check in, coffee, and getting on your protective gear. The tour will start promptly at 10:00 am. Late comers will not be accepted into the tour.
Visitor Rules: One day prior to the tour, all registrants will be emailed detailed Visitor Rules and parking details. Please read in full prior to getting ready in the morning. Visitors must wear closed-toed shoes and pants. No heels, sandals, shorts, capris, skirts or dresses. Loose clothing and jewelry not permitted. If you are not dressed accordingly, you will be unable to attend the tour. Visitors using a PACEMAKER can go on the tour, but should not visit the plastics sorting platform.
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