Kerbside Collection & MRF Sorting Process

Ever wondered what happens to your household recyclables?

Kerbside Collection

Kerbside Collection

What is a MRF?

Kerbside Collection

A Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) is a specialised recycling facility that accepts source separated or commingled materials collected from homes and/or businesses. It has the capability to separate, process and store, ready to be sent on to end users as raw materials for remanufacturing and reprocessing purposes

A MRF, (pronounced MURF) is an essential part of residential and commercial recycling programs.

The main functions of a MRF

Maximise the quantity of recyclables processed through high performance separation efficiency and sort collected materials into different waste streams

Increase the quantity of recyclable materials being diverted from landfill

Produce quality materials that will generate the highest possible value to end market users

MRF Sorting Process

Once delivered, on-site at your local APR site, commingled household recyclables are sorted and baled into groups of paper, cardboard, plastic, steel and aluminium.

The MRF uses a combination of processes including manual hand sorters and state of the art automated machinery to sort the recyclables into different product streams to be baled.

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