Once again operational in the first half of 2021, the SYCTOM Paris sorting center in Nanterre will have selective collection sorting capacity in addition to the sorting instructions to all plastic packaging of 55,000 tonnes per year. Enough to meet the important needs of this facility which receives selective collection from around thirty municipalities. The work was entrusted to a consortium made up of PAPREC / COVED, INDDIGO, LA SUPERSTRUCTURE and AR-VAL.

Designed in 2004, the Nanterre sorting center has already undergone modernization in 2012, to improve its recovery performance and the ergonomics of its process. The waste is sorted and separated by type of material, before going to the recycling channels.

The regulations are more and more ambitious in terms of sustainable development and plastic packaging is not left out! The law on energy transition for green growth provides for the generalization throughout France of the extension of sorting instructions to all plastic packaging by 2022.

To meet this regulatory requirement and the growing needs for sorting capacity at Syctom Paris, including the extension of sorting instructions to all plastic and metal packaging, Ar-Val experts have designed this new process in order to to promote the best operating and maintenance conditions. The emphasis was in particular on the robustness and performance of the process, while helping to improve the working conditions of operators: the installation will also benefit from better management of dust and lighting, in the compliance with different standards.

The maintenance of the sorting chain will be facilitated by better access to the equipment: the installation will include all the paths (walkways, stairs, ladders) necessary for the movement of personnel, for the maintenance and operation of all process equipment.

Despite COVID-19 and the confinement period, work was able to resume at the start of this summer. Mobilized on the site, the AR-VAL process assembly teams work in partnership with the other members of the consortium so that this plant is operational in the first half of 2021.

Designer of the very first sorting center in France to extend the lockers (with a capacity of over 30,000 tonnes per year) in the Oise in 2012, AR-VAL has built or adapted more than 15 sorting centers to integrate the extension of the instructions to all plastic packaging.

Meet us at pollutec Lyon Eurexpo, Hall 3 – Alley F – Stand 93

Ar-Val and Sogefa will be present at the 28th international exhibition of equipment, technologies and environmental services, from 27 to 30 November 2018 Pollutec Lyon Eurexpo.

Our experts teams will be delighted to welcome you to discuss your construction projects or modernization of your sorting and waste treatment units. We will present you on this occasion our latest innovations and our range of connected tools that significantly improve the availability of the process.

Salon pollutec

Transfer, Sorting and Conditioning at Valorsys

Ar-Val is working for COVED to produce an installation for the transfer of refuse from Valohe Sorting and Anaerobic digestion plant at Valorys Site in Montblanc (France). A second installation for sorting and conditioning Bulky and Industrial Waste will also be produced. Ar-Val is working with Medimat and Copex to equip the site with a second shredder, a new baler and a new bale wrapper, as well as other equipment.

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Come to meet us at the Salon des Maires

Ar-Val and Sogefa will be present at the Salon des Maires (Public procurement trade fair) from 21st to 23rd November 2017 at Paris Porte de Versailles.
A must-see event for public procurement, the trade fair brings together the decision-makers in public procurement with companies and institutions specialized in management, services, planning and development for local authorities.
Come and meet us at stand N67 in Hall 3 3.
Come and meet us at stand N67 in Hall 3.

Startup of Narbonne Commercial and Industrial Waste Sorting Facility

A new sorting line for Commercial and Industrial waste, Furniture waste and bulky household waste was started up on Monday, 13th November. The line includes an RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) preparation module, and can treat up to 60 000 tonnes yearly.

Designed and produced by Ar-Val for Suez at the Eco-pôle de Lambert for Narbonne Metropolitan Area, the new line is equipped with the latest generation of technology, including 4 Optical sorters. Designed to valorize waste by recycling or energy production, this line extracts and reuses the maximum of incoming waste.

As with all of Ar-Val’s sorting plants, this line includes measures to improve safety for sorting and maintenance operators, and to facilitate maintenance.


The foundation stone is laid for the future Materials Recovery Facility at Paris XVII

Construction of the SYCTOM de Paris’ new Materials Recovery Facility at Paris XVII has stared on Friday 10th November, with the placing of the foundation stone in Clichy-Batignolles Eco-District.

The ceremony was attended by Sébastien Lecornu, State secretary for the Minister of the Environment, by Jacques Gautier, President of the SYCTOM, the agency for waste management in the Paris metropolitan area, Stanislas Ancel, a member of the board of directors of CNIM and the Managing Director for the Environment and Energy, Bruno Léchevin, President of ADEME, Sophie Deschiens, Ile de France Regional Councillor special representative for the Circular Economy, Mao Péninou, Deputy Mayor of Paris and Yann Masson, Managing Director of Ar-Val.

According to Jacques Gautier, President of the Syctom “This Materials Recovery Facility will be operational by 2019, and will be the second placed by the SYCTOM within Paris itself. It will have a large capacity and will be entirely automated, and will prepare the waste household packaging produced by over 900 000 residents for recycling; a good answer to meet the challenges of the law for transition to green energy and the extension of sorting to all plastic packaging.

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1er ZenRobotics Recycler installé en France

Ar-Val has just installed the first ZenRobotics Recycler in France

We will have to get used to it: robotics and high tech equipment will occupy our non-hazardous commercial and industrial waste sorting plants. With ZenRobotics Recycler, we are at the very beginning, and Robocop will have to stay out of trouble in our sorting plants. With its ZenRobotics Smart Gripper arm, this cute robot from tomorrow’s new world is already getting to grips with sustainable development and all the sorting tasks we ask of it. Pieces of wood, inert material, metal, rigid plastic, corrugated cardboard from the incoming flow of Non-hazardous commercial and industrial waste and construction waste, it can sort and extract all of it.

Un module de tri fonctionne 24h / 24 et 7j / 7

A sorting module which can function continuously24/7.

ZenRobotics RecyclerZenRobotics Recycler is part of an entirely robotic sorting module, in which the extraction function is entirely robotic. It can sort continuously 24/7 and extract high-quality fractions (purity of up to 98%). It does all of this without fear of splinters or other injuries, it sorts everything we ask at a low cost, compared to older sites, from the old world…


Storage cells for the fractions extracted byZen Robotics Recycler.


SMEDAR Materials Recovery Facility, modernized by Ar-Val, was unveiled on 27th June 2017. A pilot plant for the extension of plastic sorting, the Materials Recovery Facility currently sorts 13 tonnes / hour, or 35 000 tonnes / year of source-separated municipal solid waste. Entirely automated, this highly mechanized plant includes six optical sorters and meets NF-X35-702 standards in order to provide better working conditions for operators.

SMED CITT Cannes Materials Recovery Facility

Modernized by Ar-Val and operated by Paprec, CITT Materials Recovery Facility in Cannes (France) was unveiled on 3rd February 2017.
Il can now sort 36 000 tonnes / year of source-separated municipal solid waste for SMED. It is equipped with the latest technologies, including nine optical separators. The new line allows the local authority to meet its objectives: more recycling, better recycling, lower cost recycling and improvement of working conditions for operators.