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Leeds Materials Recycling Facility
Client: Leeds City Council
Requirement: A recycling facility to process the City’s mixed dry recyclable waste (MDR).
Start date: H W Martin’s Leeds MRF was opened on 1st June 2007, following our £5 million investment.
HW Martin’s activity: Following the design and construction of the MRF, HW Martin commenced the management of the facility. The MRF can process 80,000 tonnes of MDR each year from mixed or single source inputs. This enables the processing of recyclable materials that have been “co-mingled” into one container, as well as separated materials from kerbside collections and recycling sites. The MRF sorts and markets:
- Newspapers and magazines
- Mixed papers
- Steel cans
- Aluminium cans
Sorting is achieved by combining state-of–the-art machinery with manual quality control, so that all recyclable materials are captured. The material is sent on to many outlets where it will ultimately be used again in the manufacture of products. The majority of these re-processors are in the UK and Europe and H W Martin fully audits all outlets.
Outcomes: The facility continues to provide Leeds City Council, on behalf of the residents and businesses of Leeds, with a modern recycling facility they can be proud of. It also serves other UK local authorities as well as commercial clients.
If you would like to talk to us to arrange our handling of your recyclable waste at one of our MRFs, please call our Procurement Manager today, on 01773 860600.
To view information about our other recycling activities, covering an even wider range of materials including wood, green waste, and electrical goods, click here.
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