Material Recovery Facility
Where Does Your Garbage Go?
Republic Services, uses CVT Regional Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to sort Anaheim's recyclables, which helps Anaheim meet the waste diversion requirements outlined in California Law AB939. Both companies are part of the Republic Services family. The MRF also sorts the trash from multi-family and commercial locations to remove recyclables from the waste stream before going to the landfill.
What is a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)?
A MRF is where a wide range of recyclable materials are extracted from the waste stream and processed. The recyclable waste materials are recovered using a combination of complex equipment and hand sorting.
Conveyor belts take the waste through various processing stations where each piece is hand-sorted and processed through simple magnets, screens, and more complex machinery to divert recyclable waste. Items that are recyclable are then crushed or shredded, bailed, and prepped for shipment to a recycling center where it is made into a commodity product.
Typical recyclables include newspapers and magazines, cardboard, mixed paper, glass jars, bottles, aluminum, tin cans and a variety of plastic containers. E-waste should be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center. All other items, or non-recyclable material, are compacted and loaded into large trainers then transported to landfills for disposal.
How Can I Help?
RECYCLING works because of you! You can help improve the environment by placing only recyclables in your Green Recycle Container.
If you share a trash bin with your neighbors, please tightly close all trash bags containing food or other contaminants. It is not required to bag recyclable items.
RECYCLING not only helps extend the life of our landfill, but it also helps save our precious resources!