materials recovery facility

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materials recovery facility (plural materials recovery facilities)

  1. A waste recycling plant. Often shortened to MRF
    • 2009 February 26, Leo Hickman, “The truth about recycling”, The Guardian:
      They pass through Walsall and on to neighbouring Aldridge where they visit a former foundry that was recently converted - "recycled", according to its owners - into the country's largest "materials recovery facility"(MRF, pronounced "merf").