The Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) located in southwest Broward, is a 100,000-square-foot center that processes more than 500 tons of recyclables per day, including 180 tons from Broward County and Resource Recovery System Partner Cities.
The Recycling Process
Recyclable materials are picked up by recycling trucks curbside.
Once at the MRF, the trucks are weighed and the contents are dumped onto the tipping floor, where the materials are checked for contaminations or non-recycled material.
Employees monitor and remove non-recyclables as materials travel on conveyers through the MRF.
A powerful magnet pulls out steel, tin and ferrous metals and sends them out for compacting and shipping to steel mills.
Plastic and aluminum are separated and shipped to end markets. Glass is shipped out for remanufacturing and beneficial use. Cardboard, magazines and other paper products are separated from newspaper and shipped out. Newspaper and other paper products are baled and sent to various recycling markets.
New products are created from recycled materials, purchased by consumers and recycled again.
Did you Know...
The MRF handles materials from Broward, Miami-Dade and other South Florida communities.
For more information about recycling in Broward County, call the Recycling Hotline at 954-765-4999.