Material recovery facilities
We own and operate a number of Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) across Australia’s metropolitan and regional areas.
Our MRFs offer a range of recycling, general waste and skip services for commercial and industrial clients.
Material recovery process
Recyclables, such as glass, steel, plastic, cardboard and paper, are collected and delivered to the MRF by truck and are then separated and sorted into different steams for recycling.
Sorting takes place using a number of different techniques to separate the different materials:
- Sorting teams remove contaminants and process large volumes for recycling along mechanical conveyors.
- Paper is separated from non-paper items using a rotating trommel.
- A steel magnet separates steel cans from other recycling and an Eddy current repels aluminium cans into relevant holding cages.
After waste is separated into different waste streams, materials are baled and shipped off to be manufactured into new products. We are a major supplier of recycled materials to the local, national and international commodities markets.
Find out more about the journey of recyclable materials
Find out more about our material recovery facilities.