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Material Recovery Facilities

Maximize your time, effort, and money

When we conduct a Comprehensive Operational Review (CORE™) or Safety Evaluation (SHERPA™) for a MRF, whether a simple floor sort operation, a C&D MRF, or a massive facility with dozens of workers and lots of automation, we look to see if the facility’s goals are being met. Because as with transfer stations, it is critical that your MRF has a well- defined Mission Statement that clearly explains what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. In other words, is the juice worth the squeeze?

There is a direct relationship between how much diversion you achieve, and how much that diversion costs.

Understand your goals

Recycling facilities must have clear goals, otherwise money and effort can be wasted extracting commodities that have little market value, or which do not contribute much at all to diversion. You’d be surprised how many MRFs are doing it, doing it, doing it …with no idea why. But they’re sure spending lots of money in the process.

Here are some key questions for every diversion program:

  • How much diversion do you want to achieve? At what cost?
  • Do you want to focus on recyclables that generate revenue?
  • Do you want to maximize your diversion percentage?
  • Or a combination or both?

We Should Talk

Contact us and we’ll help you define and achieve your diversion goals safely, efficiently, and economically.