Household Waste Sorting

D75_7283Our equipment is well known for its durability and ruggedness, we have what it takes to automatically separate even the “dirtiest” of MSW material streams. MSS has the experience to engineer, build and install optical sorters for almost any solid waste material type. MSS’ optical sorting technology is field-proven and, used in combination with mechanical processing and separation systems, able to recover valuable commodities, increase diversion from landfills, and ready to be used as a front-end separation system combined with energy conversions.

Ultra-Efficient Separation, Powerful Optical Sorters

There are several areas in a MSW processing facility (“dirty MRF”) where MSS optical sorters are in a position to provide added value for our customers. The automated recovery of fiber and plastics, specifically PET and HDPE are among the most popular choices for optical sorter applications.

CIRRUS™ with MaxSelect™

Our newest generation NIR and color separator, with up to 16x the pixel resolution than other optical sorters. It truly provides optical sorting in high definition! We can also build it wider than any of our other machines. So if you are looking to process the highest available throughputs and are looking to sort either containers or fiber out of the pre-processed MSW stream the CIRRUS™ will provide you with an ultra-efficient sorting performance.


Our longest running sensor-based technology! We have used our own induction-based metal detection technology for more than 30 years in dozens of different applications. The latest generation provides maximum sensitivity at low cost and durability. As a stand-alone unit, the MetalSort™ provides for the removal of metal contaminants (ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless) from MSW streams.