Materials Recycling Facility

Our Waterbeach Waste Management Park is home to a state-of-the-art materials recycling facility (MRF), which can process mixed recyclable materials from households and businesses.
 
The facility, which opened in December 2012, contains a range of sorting equipment and machines, which are able to separate materials including plastics, cardboard, metals and paper.

Eleven different types of equipment – including suction systems, magnets and a glass breaker - are used to sort the materials. Once separated, the different items can then be baled up on site and sent off for recycling. 

The MRF can process around 86,000 tonnes of material each year and is helping to further improve recycling rates and keeping the county at the forefront of recycling.

You can get a behind the scenes glimpse of what happens in the MRF by watching our short video.