Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFâ€™s)
A MRF (Materials Recycling Facility) is a facility at
There has been a steady increase in
which components of a mixed waste stream
the number of facilities in the UK as
are extracted by the use of either hand or
more separate recyclate collections
mechanical separation techniques.
have been introduced and
The term MRF is a very
overall recycling tonnages
broad one and can mean
anything from a single pick-
ing belt up to a fully auto-
important to our communities as they
mated separation system,
form part of the long term, integrated
sorting 100 tonnes of waste
waste management strategies of Local
MRF's may be high and low technology
and Waste Management companies.
facilities, depending on the sophistication of plant
MRFâ€™s enable them to meet legislation, avoid rising
and equipment employed and the numbers of staff
landfill charges and deliver environmentally friendly,
working in the operation of the process.
* Please note GAME designs, manufactures and installs a wide range of waste handling and sorting systems, each one tailored to suit individual client requirements, for more information contact GAME.
Materials Recycling Facilities (MRF’s) MRF Variants
Clean MRF’s - are plants which process only dry
New UK Government Legislation to reduce household waste to landfill by recycling/
recyclables that are separated at source by the householder. This source separated waste is usually a mix of fibres - card, papers, newspapers, magazines and textiles - and commingled containers plastics and cans - and is put out for separate collection.
Mixed Bag MRF’s - receive both source-separated waste and mixed waste (MSW) simultaneously and divert as much of both as possible from landfill.
composting by 30% by 2010 means the GAME Waste Handling Systems are vital in helping companies and local authorities meet these targets.
Designed for the toughest environments to give years of reliable service.
Super strong structures.
Variety of modular systems available, designed by GAME to suit specific client require-
Dirty MRF’s - divide residual municipal waste into a recyclable material stream and a non-recyclable residual waste stream disposed to landfill. More ad-
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vanced plant may be used to produce a third stream either a primarily biodegradable waste stream which can be sent for Anaerobic Digestion or In-vessel composting or a relatively high calorific value stream for conversion to Refuse Derived Fuel.
Fully-Automated MRF’s - automated systems offer higher throughputs and reduced operating and sorting costs and consistently higher recovery levels.
Super MRF’s - feature larger conveyors, large automated sorting screens, high-capacity balers and multi-bay shipping docks for outbound industrial feedstock harvested from curbside bins. Super MRF’s handle and sort high tonnages of waste and use high degrees of automation to reduce operating costs and give high recovery levels.
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