Sensor-based sorting technology company Tomra has won the contract to supply a Victoria-based recycling company with 40 of its Autosort units.
SKM Recycling (SKM), based in Laverton North, selected Tomra to supply the units for three new sorting facilities.
SKM is building three new plants to process over 350,000 tonnes of kerbside collected material, also called single stream, per year.
The primary focus of the SKM plants is to process paper, plastics, metals and glass, sorting them into high-quality products.
The plants are expected to be operational soon.
There are plans for the Laverton plant to become the most technically advanced and automated recyclables processing plant on the continent by integrating multiple steps of Tomra sorting technology into the sorting of paper and other recyclables.
It will position SKM well to meet increasingly stringent end-product quality demands, says the company.
The improved sorting technology will also result in a greater percentage of recyclable product being extracted from the residential recycling stream, reduce materials unnecessarily ending up in landfill, facilitate the development of new recyclable grades to meet the demands of a changing market, and deliver greater environmental benefits.