Titus MRF Services is seeking $40M to build a network of Secondary Material Recovery Facilities that will profitably and sustainably improve recovery of recyclable materials and provide environmental benefits including increased landfill diversion, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and prevention of plastics polluting our oceans.
Over the past six years, we have proven our patented Secondary MRF Process at our 1,200 ton per month demonstration facility in Los Angeles, California. The facility processes mixed plastics and residue from MRFs throughout the state of California, as well as rejects from PET reclamation mills.
Secondary MRFs aggregate low-volume and difficult-to-recycle materials along with machine yield losses from a regional network of existing MRFs to reach the critical mass necessary to justify investments in automated technologies for sorting by material type. This allows us to increase diversion from landfill and reduce greenhouse gas generation by displacing virgin materials with recycled content.
Secondary MRFs also provide a domestic sorting solution for mixed plastics, thereby eliminating our reliance on export markets and reducing the potential for leakage to the marine environment.
Secondary MRFs assure that all materials placed in the blue bin can be tracked either to a reclamation mill or, in the case of contamination, non-program materials, or materials for which there is currently not a market, to a properly regulated disposal site. We call this "Blue Bin Accountability" and it’s accomplished by restricting the export of materials not sorted by material type and processing this material domestically, at a Secondary MRF or similar facility, which is located within a properly regulated waste management system.
Plastics Recycling Update - June 19, 2019
Project provides deeper plastic sort of one city's stream
by Dan Leif
A handful of industry groups and plastics producers are teaming up on a 60-day effort to try to capture a wider variety of materials from the flow of curbside recyclables in Portland, Ore.
The effort, announced this morning, will bring a “secondary sorting system” from Titus MRF Services to a materials recovery facility in the Portland area run by Far West Recycling. Material from four other MRFs in the region will also be sent to the site.
Waste Dive - April 22, 2019
Why one California facility gladly processes mixed plastics and MRF residuals
by Cole Rosengren
At a time when MRFs are struggling to capture more value from incoming streams, the solution has often been to spend money on new equipment or reduce service options for customers. However, Titus MRF Services believes it has found another way.
The company has been working for seven years to prove out its "secondary MRF" prototype in Los Angeles, with the goal of building multiple facilities along the West Coast.
Resource Recycling - October 10, 2016
First steps for Secondary Processors
by Mike Verespej
There are promising signs that the plastics recycling industry in North America is beginning to develop an infrastructure to recover plastics other than PET and HDPE.
A variety of different companies are starting to scale up operations that focus on sorting out polypropylene and other plastic resins that have long been disregarded. These plants are aiming to show that even in a time of depressed markets, there’s economic viability in digging deeper into the plastics stream.