Every school year about 11,000 students receive tours of the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) from the vantage point of a comfortable and safe viewing gallery.
You can too! Individuals or small groups can join public tours held every Friday morning at 10am and every Friday afternoon at 1pm. The tour is 2 hours long. Reservations are required. Call 780-496-6879.
The Materials Recovery Facility - pronounced "merf" - is an almost 6,000 square metre (64,000 square feet) recycling plant at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC).
The City owns the facility and since April 2014 SUEZ Canada Waste Services Incorporated has been responsible for the operations.
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 over 50% 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.