GFL awarded NWRA 2022 Recycling Facility of the Year
VAUGHAN, ON, September 6, 2022 – GFL Environmental (GFL) has been awarded the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) 2022 Recycling Facility of the Year for its Multi Material Recycling Campus in Toronto, Ontario.
The award recognizes leading material recovery facilities (MRFs) in North America based on key factors such as innovation, partnership, public education and environmental impact.
“We are proud to receive the NWRA 2022 Recycling Facility of the Year award,” said Patrick Dovigi, GFL founder and chief executive officer. “This is the second time in the last two years that one of our MRFs has received this honor. We have always invested heavily in technology to provide the best in sustainable solutions to our customers. This award supports our vision of always remaining entrepreneurial, investing in leading technology and providing our customers with the very best in recycling services.”
GFL’s Toronto Multi Material Recovery Campus is located on a 27-acre site that houses two single stream MRFs that operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
122 Arrow Road was the first MRF developed at the Campus. It began operations in 2010, processing mainly commercial material, with recent upgrades completed to its advanced single stream processing system. 124 Arrow Road was purpose-built in 2013 for the City of Toronto single stream processing contract, with excess capacity for future opportunities. As one of the largest, most technologically-advanced single stream facilities in North America, this facility was designed with sustainability and future needs at the forefront of all decision making.
Both facilities are designed with state-of-the-art technology including elliptical fiber separation, optical sorting, fully-automated high-speed sorting robots and other mechanical separation processes. This design not only maximizes recovery, it also allows for a rapidly changing material composition and the end production of high-quality processed recyclables.
A dedicated material composition analysis center is also located on site which facilitates the sorting and analysis of inbound and outbound material.
The Campus has proven to be an overwhelming success for GFL. The site serves the material recovery needs of approximately 4 million municipal households and has processed over 3.5 million tons of material from municipal and commercial sources since its inception in 2010.
GFL, headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario, is the fourth largest diversified environmental services company in North America, providing a comprehensive line of solid waste management, liquid waste management and soil remediation services through its platform of facilities throughout Canada and in more than half of the U.S. states. Across its organization, GFL has a workforce of more than 19,000 employees.
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Patrick Dovigi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer