The Montreal sorting centre is one of the largest and most modern sorting centres in North America, modernized and mechanized by TIRU in 2008. In recent years, a new fleet of collection trucks has strengthened the performance of sorting centres.
Selective collection by automated trucks
Special sign? Their automated arm, which picks up 360-litre containers and empties them into the dumpster.
When in use, the truck driver operates alone and only has to operate this arm from a dashboard without leaving the vehicle cab.
"These robotic trucks have reduced the risks: real progress in health and safety has been noted, along with an increase in collection productivity."
Since 1995, TIRU, through its subsidiaries*, has been operating the selective collection service and sorting centres in Montréal, Châteauguay, Saint-Hubert and recently in Saguenay.
* Rebuts Solides Canadiens (RSC) / Canadian Solid Waste Management System