Talk:Materials recovery facility

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I appreciate this article. I've always been interested in how the "dirty" MRFs go about separating the incoming materials. Despite all I've read about sophisticated machines that automate the process, most people in the business I've talked to say that the majority of the work is done by workers pulling material off conveyors. I'd like to see this article expanded with more information about "dirty" MRFs, especially comparing a state of the art facility with the less modern ones, and descriptions with pictures of the flow process. Ibjoe 01:35, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

the claim that dirty MRFs have higher recovery rates is a selling point of waste lobbies, an argument which is widely rebutted by literature. most existing ones do not exceed 5% recovery, contaminate recyclables and render them worthless, and are places with deplorable working conditions. see: Pellow, D. N. 2004. Garbage wars: the struggle for environmental justice in Chicago. The MIT Press. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:46, 30 April 2011 (UTC)