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Students in the Materials Recovery Facility viewing gallery.

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! Individuals or small groups can join public tours held every Friday morning at 9am and every Friday afternoon at 12:30pm. The tour is 2 hours long. Reservations are required. Call 780-496-6879.

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 (EWMC).

Capable of processing 50,000 tonnes per year, the MRF processes all types of recyclables accepted in the City's Blue Bag, Blue Bin and Recycling Depot collection programs.

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.

Important Reminder

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

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email wasteman@edmonton.ca

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