Société VIA stands out for the quality of the products it generates. That’s why our team has invested several million dollars in the development of its sorting equipment in recent years.
We are proud to say that our main sorting centers are at the cutting edge of innovation in sorting recyclable materials, enabling us to provide our customers with the highest quality products.
Annual tonnage: 48,000 tonnes
Home to Société VIA’s head office.
Ultra-modern center, the fruit of the development of our expertise.
Annual tonnage: 10,500 tonnes
Well established in Bas-Saint-Laurent.
Excellent reputation for quality of work and finished products.
Annual tonnage: 59,000 tonnes
A partnership with Quebec City.
Consulting role for center optimization.
Annual tonnage: 20,000 tonnes
Work in the heart of Saguenay.
The sorting center is currently in transition to a new plant.
Annual tonnage: 90,000 tonnes
Serves all of Montreal’s west end.
Some sixty new jobs created for people with functional limitations.
Every day, our 5 sorting centers receive collections from recycling trucks, which have collected the contents of over 40,000 blue wheeled bins!
The contents of each truck are deposited in the sorting center’s reception area.
Everything is sorted in less than 6 minutes into 25 different categories(office paper, newsprint, mixed paper, corrugated cardboard, plastic #1, aluminium, etc.).
The combination of mechanical, optical and manual sorting ensures efficient processing of the collected materials, resulting in a top-quality product for sale.
Each category of material is accumulated and pressed into bales of around 1 ton.
The solid expertise of our employees and our state-of-the-art equipment enable Société VIA to produce more than 500 bales daily, with purity levels approaching 99%.
All bales are shipped by category to our recycling partners, completing the recycling loop!
A team of pre-sorters removes all non-recyclable items that could cause equipment blockages.
We also remove household hazardous waste (or HHW) such as lithium batteries, chemicals or bulky items that could cause safety problems for facilities or employees.
Mechanical separators sort recyclables by category: paper, cardboard, plastic and metal containers, glass.
This is where 2D material, such as cardboard and paper, is separated from 3D material, such as plastic and metal containers.
Containers and fibrous materials pass through a series of compressed-air optical sorters. These optical scanners can precisely detect the type of material passing through their optical beams at any given moment.
Compressed air jets are used to project objects towards the appropriate sorting line. This ultra-modern equipment can sort up to 600 products every minute!
Our team of sorters do an outstanding job of quality control to ensure the purity of every category of recyclable material.
It’s this manual sorting that enables us to achieve the very high quality standards of which we’re so proud.
Each category of material is stored in a bin. When the latter is filled, the contents are automatically directed to the press to be compressed and baled.
The bales are transported to our recycling partners to complete the recycling loop.
The excellent quality of our shipped products enables our partners to produce consumer goods of equally high quality.