Sorting is a key step in the recycling and recovery of waste. The more effectively waste is sorted, the more efficient the recycling process, enabling the production of secondary raw materials of an equivalent or higher quality than virgin material. SUEZ develops leading-edge technology solutions to improve the identification, separation and preparation of materials in order to optimise their reuse.
More effective sorting for better recycling and recovery
The waste streams collected by local authorities continue to increase and are increasingly diverse. To reach increasingly ambitious objectives for recycling and recovery, local councils have a key role to play in improving the sorting stage, a key factor in raising the fraction of recyclable waste.
Identify, separate and prepare materials for recovery
Our sorting platforms combine innovative technologies to separate materials as finely as possible. Their efficiency is boosted by the quality of sorting at source by residents, who should be guided and supported.
How to maximise the rate of recovered materials?
We constantly improve sorting techniques, with automated detection of the type of waste and its constituents.
Our sorting processes make use of the latest, most effective technologies on the market according to the waste fraction:
- Optical separators equipped with high-definition scanners,
- Mechanical biological treatment to separate and prepare recoverable materials,
- Trommels and ballistic screens to separate mixed waste,
- Sorting robots,
- Automatic control
This high-technology sorting can increase the productivity and performance of sorting channels. In certain new-generation sorting centres, 90% of incoming waste is recovered. It is also becoming possible to produce high-quality secondary raw materials to meet the specifications of industrial clients.
How to maximise the quantity of materials sorted by the general public?
After analysing your situation (type of waste and stream), we deliver advice on the solutions to deploy for optimal waste sorting.
- Installation of conditioning equipment and containers suited to the nature and volumes of the recoverable waste.
- Simplification of access to collection by installing collection bins near inhabitants.
- Development of suitable signage
We also develop informative e-services configured to the local authority's needs to provide information about sorting instructions, waste deposit points according to their type, etc. and deliver informative campaigns on selective sorting.
We support authorities end to end in their projects:
- Preliminary studies
- Design, development and deployment of scheme
- Supply of suitable equipment (chipped bins for kerbside collection, bring systems with access badges)
Plastic bottles for vouchers
We install fully automated kiosks which collect plastic bottles and containers and prepare their recycling. Users are rewarded for bringing their waste with discount vouchers offered by the partner supermarket chains which host the collection kiosks in or around their outlets.
They trust us
We work closely with our customers to define the best solutions together.
Supporting you throughout the waste cycle
From environmental engineering to facility management, we bring you our expertise to carry out your projects: