Material recovery facilities
We own and operate a number of Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) across Australia’s metropolitan and regional areas.
Our MRFs are recycling centres that process materials collected from residents and businesses, including glass, steel, plastic, cardboard and paper.
Once recyclable materials have been collected and delivered to the recycling facility by truck, they are then sorted into different recycling 'steams' so that each type of material can be recovered separately.
The recycling is sorted using a number of different manual and mechanical techniques to separate the different types of recyclable materials:
- Teams of sorters work along mechanical conveyor belts to remove contaminants from the recycling
- Paper is separated from other non-paper items using a rotating trommel
- Steel cans are separated from other recycling using a giant steel magnet
- An Eddy current is used to repel aluminium cans into relevant holding cages
- For more detailed information on how recyclable materials are processed, click to view the journey of recyclable materials.
After the recycling is processed and separated into its different streams, materials are baled and shipped off for manufacturing into new products. We are a major supplier of recyclable materials to the local, national and international commodities markets.
Ever wondered what happens to the recyclable materials after
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Contact us about our material recovery facilities.