Tomra Canada supplies largest bulk collection system

Tomra Canada supplies largest bulk collection system

The bulk collection system allows Recycle Plus to sort a variety of containers.


Tomra Canada, Quebec, has supplied its largest bulk collection system to Recycle Plus, a nonprofit container recycling company in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

Recycle Plus buys the beverage containers listed in Alberta’s container deposit laws by refunding the deposit paid by consumers when they purchase beverages in retail locations. The material is then recycled in a closed loop, which helps to keep the province clean and reduces the demand for virgin materials, the company says.

Because the company processes a large number of containers, Recycle Plus was seeking a solution that could count and sort all types of containers, such as plastic drink bottles, aluminum cans, polycoat containers, glass bottles and metal cans.

“We’re proud to deliver a state-of-the-art system that will help Recycle Plus process more beverage containers quickly and efficiently, offering a great recycling experience to their customers and a better working environment to their staff,” says Alain Nault, senior vice president and general manager of Tomra Canada. “The more beverage containers recycled in a closed loop, the more that are kept out of our oceans, streets and landfills.”

“Our board did a walk-through tour the second day in and were so impressed with what they saw,” says Brenda Smith, director of business services for Recycle Plus. “We could not be more pleased with the volumes that are being generated and the high level of customer satisfaction.”