Developed throughout the 1980’s, MOLOK is a waste management system that is installed partially underground. MOLOK takes advantage of the simple laws of nature, gravity and coolness of the earth, to maximize waste management capacities in a minimal space. MOLOK is resistant to wildlife, is virtually odourless and very attractive. Due to the large capacity and compaction of the waste through gravity, MOLOK’s are emptied less often than traditional ‘above ground’ bins. Less empties means less environmental impact through exhaust emissions. These superior features make MOLOK the preferred waste management product for park applications, single and multi-family residential, commercial and restaurants worldwide.
In Algonquin Park, MOLOK units are used to manage 4 streams of waste; paper recyclables, container recyclables, organics (where available), and regular garbage.
How MOLOK Works:
MOLOK is installed with 2/3 of the container in-ground. A reusable lifting bag is installed within the well, and the lid secured in place. During the emptying process, the lid is removed and the lifting bag is pulled from the well. After positioning the bag over a truck box, the patented safety release mechanism is triggered which opens the bottom of the bag, releasing the waste into the truck. The bag is then repositioned over the well, the safety trigger mechanism reset, and the bag lowered back into the well. This process takes about 3 minutes to complete.