Materials Recovery Facility
Every school year about 11,000 students receive tours of the MRF from the vantage point of a comfortable and safe viewing gallery. You can too!
The Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) - pronounced "merf" - is an almost 6,000 square metre (64,000 square feet) recycling plant at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre.
Capable of processing 40,000 tonnes per year, the MRF is one of the most advanced plants in North America for recycling mixed materials. It processes all types of recyclables accepted in the City's Blue Bag, Blue Bin and Recycling Depot collection programs.
The facility is a public-private business partnership. The City retains ownership and Waste Management of Canada Inc. is responsible for operation of the facility for its first 10 years.
The facility operates in conjunction with the Edmonton Composting Facility as part of an integrated waste management system that is unique in the world. Together, the facilities enable Edmonton to divert up to 60% per cent of residential waste from the landfill.
Never put household hazardous waste into blue bags or blue recycling bins.
Take your hazardous items like pesticides, fertilizers, oven cleaners and solvents to your nearest Eco Station.
For more information:
In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311