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List of Municipal MRFs Operating in England – Materials Recovery Facilities Known Also as Recycling Centres

We have devoted this page to providing a list of materials recovery facilities in England. Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) are also often List of Municipal MRFs - municipal and commercial materials recovery facilities in operation.referred to as Recycling Centres, Waste Processing Sites, Household Waste Facilities, Waste Pre-Treatment Centres, Materials Facilities etc.

Their purpose is to remove as much waste as possible, for recycling.

They are in effect, pre-treatment centres for all the residual waste that is destined for landfill after the MRF removes as much as possible for recycling. The EU Landfill Directive's minimum standard for waste pre-treatment is at least met.

Our list, below, is loosely based on a List Provided as the result of a UK government freedom of information request, in 2013, with additional MRF listed from newer MRF installations. The original list was a pdf titled: “Effective permits for a Waste Operation Activity : End June 2013”.

Materials Recovery Facility Locations – List of Municipal MRFs Operating in England (2013)

Operator NameFacility NameFacility Address
1Closed Loop London LtdClosed Loop Choats RoadLand/premises At, Choats Road, Dagenham Dock, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 6LF,
2G O' Brien & Sons (Nationwide Demolition Contractors) LtdThornley Transfer StationUnit U, Thornley Ind Est, Shotton Colliery, Durham, County
3Biffa Waste Services LtdIrlam – Material Resource CentreBiffa Material Resource Centre, Gilchrist Road, Northback Ind Estate, Irlam, Gtr Manchester, M44 5AY,
4Environmental Waste Controls PlcLaurel House M R FLaurel House, Kitling Road, Knowsley Business Park, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 9JA
5Wm M Briers & Son (Tamworth) LtdThe SortUnit 15b Felspar Road, Amington, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 4DP
6Hali Recycling LtdMaterial Recovery FacilityTorr Quarry Ind Est, East Allington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7QQ
7O C S Group U K LimitedWaste Pre Treatment CentreNational Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT
8P D Port Services LtdP D LogisticsMidland Road, Scunthorpe, N Lincolnshire, DN16


9P D Port Services LtdP D LogisticsWilliams Bros Ind Park, Pingwood Lane, Kirkby, Liverpool, Merseyside, L33 4XZ,
10SBP LtdDekuraUnit G, Stafford Park 18, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 3BN
11Pearce Recycling Company LtdPearce HousePearce House, Acrewood Way, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0JY,
12Sita U K LtdBodmin Materials Recycling FacilityBodmin Business Park, Launceston, Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2RJ
13Sita U K LtdBarking Materials Recycling FacilityDocklands Wharf, 72-76 River Road, Barking, London, IG11 0DS
14Perrys Recycling LtdPerrys Recycling DepotRimpton Road, Marston Magna, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8DL
15Perrys Recycling LtdPerrys Recycling DepotShowground Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 6AJ
16Sita U K LtdPool Materials Recycling FacilityWilson Way, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3RT
17Biowise LtdWilcolmlee Recycling FacilitySculcoates Tannery, Wincolmlee, Kingston Upon Hull, N Humberside, HU5 1RL
18May Gurney LtdM G Ltd – Waste Transfer StationSupergas Industrial Estate, Downs Road, Minster Lovell, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 0SZ
19Saica Natur U K LimitedStephenson Road Recycling FacilityUnit 1, Stephenson Road, Stephenson Ind Est, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE37 3HR
20Wirral Metals LimitedWirral Waste Transfer SiteBromborough Road, Port Sunlight, Wirral, C63 9FH,
21Windmill Sustainable Business Solutions LtdWindmill Sustainable Business Solutions LtdWindmill Waste Management M R F, Middlefields Depot, Heddon Way, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE34 0NT
22Hills Waste Solutions LimitedHills MRFUnits 3-5, No 2 Porte Marsh Road, Porte Marsh Ind Est, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 9BW
23Centrol Recycling Group LtdCentrol Recycling CentreEverite Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 8PT
24Sita U K LtdDarwen Materials Recycling FacilityDarwen Materials Recycling Facility, Lower Eccleshill Road, Darwen, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB3 0RP
25Devon Contact Waste LtdEnviro HubEnviro Hub, March Barton Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8NU,
26B P R Group Europe LtdJuliette Way Materials Recycling & WEEE ATFUnits 38-39, Juliette Way, Purfleet Ind Park, Purfleet, Essex, RM15 4YA
27Veka PlcVeka PlcWater Orton Lane, Minworth, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 9BW
28Sita U K LtdEast Devon Materials Recycling FacilityUnit 54, Greendale Business Park, Woodbury, Salterton, Devon, EX5 1EW
29A W S Recycling LtdAWS Recycling Ltd102-110 St Clements Road, Nechells, Birmingham, West Midlands, B7 5AF
30Thompson Geoffrey DavidHybris Materials Recycling FacilityHybris Business Park, Crossways, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8BF
31Pulse Environmental LimitedPulse Environmental LtdUnit 6-7, 210 Church Road, Leyton, London, E10 7JQ
32Ellgia Recycling LimitedLancaster Way MRFMidland Road, Scunthorpe, N Lincolnshire, DN16 1DG
POST 2013 etc.
33Amey Environmental ServicesAllerton Waste Recovery ParkMoor Lane (Off A168), Knaresborough HG5 0SD
34BywatersMaterial Recovery FacilityLea Riverside, Twelvetrees Crescent, London, E3 3JG
35Grundon Waste Management LtdMaterials Recovery FacilitiesGrundon Waste Management, Ltd. (Colnbrook Depot), Lakeside Road, Colnbrook, Slough, Berkshire SL3 0EG x 6 sites
Banbury, North Oxfordshire

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Leatherhead, Surrey

Reading, Berkshire

Slough, Berkshire

Wallingford, South Oxfordshire

List of Municipal MRFs, facilities also in operation:

In England:

FacilityPermit No.
34/34 A Tilbury Docks100024
Aggregate Industries U K Limited402281
AJ Recycling Ltd.JP3998FN
Aldridge Waste Transfer Station40326
Alfreton Recycling Centre102429
Alton Material Recycling Facility83426
Beenham M.r.f86265
Bidston Recycling Park50392
Biffa Tipton Waste Transfer Station42649
Biffa Tipton Waste Transfer StationSP3339EX
Biffa Waste Services Ltd102883
Bodmin Materials Recycling Facility101680
Brackmills Transfer Station73022
Brecon Transfer Station – Cwrt Y PlyffinRP3399FC
Bristol Resource Recovery ParkDP3236HH
Bristol Waste Recycling Facility26031
Bryn Pica Waste OperationsAP3199FE
Bywaters Recycling And Recovery Centre80744
Carlton Road Site65300
Casepak Material Recycling Facility101523
Central Depot101035
Chelson Meadow M R F401444
Coalville Waste Transfer Station40292
Colchester Skip Hire Limited104909
Colley Lane101349
Colwick Recycling & Transfer Station EPR/SP3490CAJP3934WW
Colwick Transfer Station43677
Copper Hill Industrial Estate73004
Costessey Resource Recovery Park100179
Crayfords Materials Recycling Facility83464
Crown Farm Materials Recycling Facility100283
C W & C Canalside Operations Hub402072
Dock Road South Transfer Station50159
Eastleigh Waste Transfer And Recycling Facility403218
Edmonton ( Atlas) M R F100373
Edwards Waste Recycling – Barking80765
Elstow M R F75004
Enva Colwick Recycling and Resource Recovery Facility EPR/SP3490CA43455
Enva Wesley Street Recycling And Resource Recovery Facility100485
Enva Whetstone Recycling And Resource Facility43329
Enviro Hub103603
Ettingdon Materials Recycling Facility100277
Europa Gate101381
Evercreech Junction Recycling Depot26173
Eversley Depot, Starhill Sawmills, Hartley Wintney, Rg2783058
Exeter City Council M R F21739
Ford Materials Recycling Facility100630
Four Ashes M R F42150
Gillmoss Materials Recovery Facility101533
Gofer Bulking StationHP3591EZ
Greenwich Integrated Waste Management FacilityCP3136RW
Greenwich Integrated WMF – EPR/DP3390EL83498
Griffon Road43580
Hadrian Yard Central100379
H & A Recycling Limited104294
Harewood Whin Recycling Centre Facility66013
Hespin Woods M R F104898
Hessay Recycling Centre66077
Hollingdean M R F & W T S Facility100185
Hounsdown Materials Recycling Facility100547
Hull Waste Trasnfer And Recycling Facility60957
H W Martin Waste Ltd65547
Ilford Recycling Centre80126
Irlam – Material Resource Centre100619
Jenkins Lane Waste Management FacilityWP3433BY
Juliette Way Materials Recycling & W E E E A T F103737
Junction Works53612
Kenbury Wood Landfill Site21607
Keynsham Depot Transfer Station26157
Kingshill Recycling Centre86170
Laisterdyke Transfer Station60684
Lamby Way DepotMP3195FR
Lamby Way DepotEP3995FL
Land At Brickfields Way71431
Landor Street IRRC EPR/BB3236AYFP3335RJ
Landor Street IRRC EPR/BB3236AY103201
Leatherhead M R F83513
Leyland Waste Treatment FacilityAP3937KS
Leyland Waste Treatment Facility – EPR/EP3397EA54469
Luton Transfer Station80601
Masons Material Reclamation Facility71095
Materials Recycling Facility73021
Materials Recycling FacilityVP3698FD
Merthyr Tydfil CBC Waste DepotEB3393HT
Middlesbrough Container Sorting Line101179
Milton Keynes M R F70101
Mitcham Transfer Station83184
Nantycaws Resource Management CentreYB3293HL
Nationwide WorksSP3795FZ
Niramax Transfer Station60068
Norpol Recycling Limited54424
Oadby & Wigston Depot43760
O' Brien & Sons – Eastmans Works103834
Padworth IWM Facility EPR/KP3694VWSP3832WD
Padworth IWM Facility EPR/KP3694VW101833
Palm Recycling Ltd102874
Pearce Recycling Limited101299
Pelican Reach ( Plot L)10023
P M K Recycling103202
Pool Materials Recycling Facility101838
Portsmouth M R Fand H W R C19979
Priorswood Transfer Station, Composting And H W R C27072
Rainham M R F80704
Recycle Force Ltd101437
Seamer Carr Materials Recycling Facility66103
Shotton PaperBT4885IT
Silent Valley Waste Transfer StationMP3895FT
Slyfield Materials Recycling Facility83453
Smallmead Waste Management Centre100243
Smugglers Way Transfer Station/ M R F101352
South Kirkby WMF – EPR/VP3535CLVP3535CL
South Manchester Resource Recovery CentreJP3932TH
South Manchester Resource Recovery Centre100189
Southwark Integrated Waste Management FacilityPP3737GT
Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility100920
Stephenson Road Recycling Facility102175
Sunderland Recycling Centre103213
Tanhouse Farm M R F83440
T G Waste Services100155
The Baling PlantQB3032RW
The Glassworks102204
Tondu Waste Transfer StationGP3690LR
Torbay Transfer Station21603
Trewern Materials Recovery FacilityCB3133AN
Units 3-5103018
Vine Street Mrf65286
Viridor Waste Management73127
Walford Cross Depot101397
Warth Road Materials Recycling Facility50425
Wastesavers Resource CentreAB3191ZE
Waterbeach Materials Recycling Facility104133
Westlands Waste Transfer Station101612
West Sleekburn Materials Recycling Facility100467
Windermere Road M R F100384
Wingmoor Farm48023
Winsford Depot102968
Withyhedge MRFQP3098FL

Greenstar Environmental Ltd: Aldridge MRF. Address: Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH

Community Waste Ltd, Materials Recovery Facility (MRF):  Owned by Milton Keynes Council (MKC) and operated by Community Waste Ltd. Contact: Waste Operations, Manager, Milton Keynes Council.


Image shows a Magnetic Separator from the list of waste separation methods.List of Municipal MRFs in Northern Ireland:

Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Newry, County Down. operator: Re-Gen Ltd., Commissioned in September 2004, the plant processes 70,000 tonnes of co-mingled household recyclates annually from local authorities in Northern Ireland, the Irish Republic and mainland UK.  Unit 7, Shepherds Drive, Carnbane Industrial Estate, Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.

List of Municipal MRFs in Wales

Atlantic Recycling: Materials Recovery Facility. Address: Ty-To-Maen Farm, Newton Road, Rumney, Cardiff, CF3 2EJ

We hope that our list of Municipal MRFs above is useful. If you know of a MRF which we have omitted, or a new MRF which should be added, please provide the details in the comments form below and we will add it here. Many thanks.

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    • Jack Henry
    • 15 April 2018

    This Was Very Helpful For Teaching My 12 Year Old About Waste Collection and What Happens Afterwards, Thank You!

  1. Who can help me. I want to know all instruments that use in this processes. The name of the instruments

    • Ernest Torres
    • 15 April 2018

    Plastic products are not good why not use glass instead. To take care of nature we must careful about plastic products?

  2. You forgot to include Peterborough ERF? The ERF enables the City of Peterborough to divert 85,000 tonnes of residual (black bag) waste from landfill each year, for the next 30 years, recovering vital energy, and also offering the city another important step towards a decentralised energy network.

    • Drummond
    • 6 December 2019

    Useful. Does anyone know a better list? N

    Needs updating.

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