Material recycling facility - MRF

MRF Design and Installation

03 Aug 2021

A materials recovery facility, materials reclamation facility, materials recycling facility or Multi re-use facility (MRF) is a specialised plant that receives, separates, and prepares recyclable materials. Generally, there are two different types: clean and dirty materials recovery facilities. Material recovery facilities benefit everyone by redirecting waste away from landfills.

Materials recycling facility drawing / design before commissioning  - MRF
Materials Recycling Facility Drawing – Initial concept

The main function of the MRF is to maximize the quantity of the recyclable material being processed, while producing an end product that will generate the highest possible return in the market.

Processing materials that would previously have been disposed of as waste, via incineration or landfill, is one way to conserve resources. If done properly, it can benefit the environment, cut down on use of raw materials, and reduce energy consumption, waste, and pollution.

Top 5 Easiest Items to Recycle

  • Metal
  • Glass
  • PET Plastics
  • Newspaper
  • Other Paper and Cardboard Items:
Materials recycling facility drawing  design for clean waste - MRF
Materials Recycling facility design / drawing

Ken Mills Engineering ltd have been designing Material recycling facilities for over 40 years & know that no two facilities are the same. There are many factors to consider when planning your facility & dependent on the type of recyclables that will be processed will impact on the configuration and equipment chosen.

Clean MRFs handle commingled or pre-separated recyclables from curb side collection programs, drop-off sites or satellite recycling centers. Dirty MRFs process recyclables from a stream of raw solid waste and are sometimes used in areas with no curb side programs or in communities that are not interested in recycling.

We have the ability to bring together the best and most modern machinery to create your perfect setup – using our years of industry knowledge and manufacturing expertise.

The baler is the workhorse – and one of the most expensive piece of equipment within a MRF. Our twin-ram balers produce high density bales suitable for most types of materials.

materials recycling facility designed and built by KME - MRF