Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT)
How It Works
MBT involves taking MSW - also known as trash - and sorting it into different streams such as metal, nylon, plastic recyclables, Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF), and organic materials. Typically the recyclable portion can be sold for a profit, the RDF sold at a slight loss, and the organic fraction composted prior to being used as non-emitting landfill cover or low value finished compost. GMT has numerous cutting edge solutions for composting the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW), specifically tailored to the difficulties of processing heavily contaminated and acidic waste streams.
As landfills fill up and become increasingly difficult to permit throughout North America many waste management professionals are turning to MBT. The technology is mature, having become one of the primary ways of treating MSW in Europe.
Collaboration for Impact
Through our partnership with Compost Systems, Green Mountain Technologies is bringing advanced MBT technology to the United States. With over 30 successful MBT facilities around the globe, our process is proven to help municipalities save money while keeping waste out of the landfill.