Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs)
Have you ever thought about what happens to recyclable items such as paper, cardboard, plastics, glass and metals after they are collected? Our MRFs lead the way in making good use of this everyday waste.
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What is a MRF and how does it work?
A MRF is like a giant factory where the recyclable materials collected from homes and businesses are taken to be sorted into different waste streams.
Depending on their configuration, MRFs can accept either source-separated or fully co-mingled recyclables. MRFs use manual and mechanical processes to sort and recover recyclable materials such as plastic, aluminium, glass, paper and cardboard into separate streams. They are then baled and transported to be remanufactured into new products including glass containers, aluminium cans, paper, cardboard, plastic packaging and steel products.
Where can I find a MRF?
SUEZ is continually introducing new services and technologies into our MRFs, helping us transform more of your waste into valuable resources. Learn more about our MRFs across Australia below.