DEM-CON MATERIALS RECOVERY IS A SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING FACILITY THAT ACCEPTS RECYCLABLE MATERIALS GENERATED FROM COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL SOURCES.
SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING INCREASES RECYCLING AND MAKES RECYCLING MORE CONVENIENT.
Below is a list of Acceptable & Unacceptable Materials.
Brown grocery bags
Beer & Soda cases
Cake & snack boxes
Office / School Paper (all colors)
Newspaper & Inserts
Telephone books and other soft cover books
Pizza delivery boxes
Plastic Containers #1 & #2
Plastics #3-#7 with a screw top
Yogurt tubs, butter tubs, etc.
Metals & Glass
Empty aerosol cans (non-toxic & no caps)
Metal Household Items (cooking pots & pans)
Steel Food Cans
Tin & Other Household Metals
Glass Containers that contained food or beverage product
All colored Glass (brown, green and clear)
Compostable plastics (#7 PLA)
Electronic waste (batteries, phones, etc.)
Food Waste / Organic material
Glass bakeware / cookware (Pyrex)
Hazardous chemical containers
Paper products with food residue
Plastic bags and film
Plastic food wraps
Waxed cardboard and paper
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Dem-Con Materials Recovery Facility
Dem-Con Recovery & Recycling was established in 1999 as one of the first facilities in the Twin Cities to recycle mixed construction debris. Through our growth in the construction and demolition industry our knowledge and capabilities grew and we began to process many types of materials at our facility. To continue to grow and meet the needs of our customers, single-stream recycling was a natural fit for our environmental campus.
Dem-Con Materials Recovery accepts recyclable materials generated from commercial and residential sources. We partnered with Liberty Paper who has end market expertise and experience moving materials through various markets. LPI's expertise partnered with Dem-Con's operations experience created a unique opportunity to provide recycling services to the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota.
Dem-Con is excited to offer this service and help our communities recycle more. As our population grows and our customers needs change, we will continually look for new ways to educate, innovate, and recycle.
70,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art processing facility located conveniently off HWY 169 in Shakopee with quick truck access to tipping floor.
20 TONS per hour of source separated materials.
20 TONS per hour of commingled household and commercial recyclables.
Dem-Con Materials Recovery Facility Education Center
We feel strong about educating people on the process, benefits and capabilites of the MRF - both young and old.
Our classroom uses a visual map of the MRF as well as tablets to learn and interact with the MRF.
The “Sort It Out” station allows visitors to get a hands on experience with different materials the MRF can handle. This allows people to understand what materials are and are not acceptable at the MRF.
Learn & Interact with technology and real commodities to know more about our MRF and its capabilities.
Recent policies pertaining to scrap imports into China are making exporting some postconsumer recyclables increasingly difficult. Material recovery facility (MRF) operators are trying to find new technologies or processes to help them meet China’s stricter quality requirements. This situation and others, such as labor shortages, have helped to increase MRF operators’ interest in robotic sorting systems, which claim to achieve highly pure recyclables at higher processing rates than hand sorting.
China has almost entirely stopped buying recycled material, which is rattling recycling bins halfway around the world in Minnesota. Industry experts say the unsold material is backing up, recyclers are losing money, and consumers are facing higher costs and new recycling rules.
China no longer wants to buy the wastepaper, plastic and other material that’s tossed into recycling bins in the United States, and the effect of that ban is rippling across Minnesota. Deprived of the biggest overseas customer for American recyclables, local haulers are raising rates and sorting facilities are scrambling to sell material in a market flooded with mountains of excess waste.