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Kerbside Collection & MRF Sorting Process

Kerbside Collection & MRF Sorting Process: FAQ

Kerbside Collection & MRF Sorting Process 

Ever wondered what happens to your household recyclables?

Kerbside Collection 

  • Residents place their commingled household recyclables into the yellow-lidded recycling bins

  • Weekly or Fortnightly kerbside bin collection via local council truck collection

  • Recyclables are then transported to APR Kerbside Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Truganina for processing

What is a MRF?

A Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) is a specialised recycling facility  that accepts source separated or commingled materials collected from homes and/or businesses. It has the capability to separate, process and store, ready to be sold to end buyers as raw materials for remanufacturing and reprocessing purposes. 

A MRF, (pronounced MURF) is an essential part of residential and commercial recycling programs. 

The main functions of a MRF are to:

  • Maximise the quantity of recyclables processed through high performance separation efficiency and sort collected materials into different waste streams

  • Increase the quantity of recyclable materials being diverted from landfill

  • Produce quality materials that will generate the highest possible value to end market users

MRF Sorting Process 

Once delivered, on-site at your local APR site, commingled household recyclables are sorted and baled into groups of paper, cardboard, plastic, steel and aluminium.

The MRF uses a combination of processes including manual hand sorters and state of the art automated machinery to sort the recyclables into different product streams to be baled.

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