Mojave Desert & Mountan Recycling Authority

Residential Recycling Course – DRAFT

Lesson 2

What Happens to Items in the Recycling Container?

What Happens to Your Recyclables?

As you just learned, your recyclables go to a facility called a Material Recovery Facility (MRF, pronounced “merff”) where they run on a long conveyor belt and get separated into material types by both humans and sorting machines. Get a behind-the-scenes look at this facility in the video below!

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