MRF – Material Recycling Facility.

In recent years we’ve seen some Local Authorities move away from source segregated glass collections. Instead, it is now more common for kerbside collections to be a mixed recycling stream, including paper, cans and plastics.

These materials are then separated at a MRF (Material Recycling Facility) and depending on the capabilities of the facility, different grades of material are produced.

URM have adapted to this shift, investing heavily in market leading technology enabling us to process a lot more of this lower grade material to Remelt as opposed to Aggregate.

The UK Targets 67% of glass waste to be processed to Remelt grade and 33% to aggregates.

URM currently put over 85% of the glass waste received back into Remelt.

High Grade MRF Glass Waste

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Low Grade MRF Glass Waste

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