We currently have 2 Material Recycling Facilities (MRFs) located across the UK, which together process around 400,000 tonnes of dry mixed recyclable waste every year.

In recent years we have invested around £35 million in materials recycling facilities (MRFs) to improve segregation, processing and decontamination of single stream and mixed recyclable materials including:
  • Paper and card
  • Plastic bottles and containers
  • Aluminium and steel cans

Biffa trades 570k tonnes of commodities every year, of which 440k tonnes are exported to international markets, including China. Such large volume enables us to deliver the best return and makes us one of the UK’s leading recycling companies.

 

About our Materials Recycling Facilities (MRF)

Built in 2008, our Aldridge MRF diverts 150,000 tonnes of waste a year from landfill by turning it into saleable commodities. Use of the latest technology and processing equipment means Aldridge can accept combined and segregated recyclables sourced from local authorities and commercial customers, and process them to high quality standards. The materials recycled at Aldridge currently include aluminium, cardboard, glass, paper, plastics and steel.

Our recycling facility at Edmonton is one of the UK’s largest materials recycling facilities (MRF), with the capacity to recycle 250,000 tonnes of waste per year. The site has been fitted out with the most modern technology for the high quality processing of recyclable materials. Designed to process both domestic and commercial dry recyclables, materials recycled include paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass containers and other materials.

In addition to the above MRFs, our polishing plant in Derby focuses on recycling used beverage cans (UBCs) and polishing the aluminium cans to add value to them prior to onward processing. With the capacity to process around 10,000 tonnes of waste a year, this plant acts as both a transfer station and a clean-up facility.

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