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Material Recovery Facility


Recycling is collected and brought to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) at the Surplus Store & Recycling Center. MSU student employees hand sort materials into bunkers from an elevated platform. Materials are then fed into a baler that condenses the materials into 1,500 pound bales for shipping. The bales are sold to either processing facilities or to brokers for resale. Thanks to conscientious recyclers who utilize the source-separated collection bins, the MRF maintains a 1% out-throw rate (percentage of contaminants).