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Today I am going to discuss what a MRF(materials recovery facility) is. A materials recovery facility, (MRF, pronounced "murf") is a specialized plant that receives, separates and prepares recyclable materials for marketing to end-user manufacturers. Generally, there are two different types: clean and dirty materials recovery...

Today, we are going to talk about larger approaches to baling OCC and other material thru the horizontal baler process. They range in a majority of varieties listed below: Hopper size Horsepower Shear blade vs none Cylinder Size Bale Size/Length Cycle Time Auto-Tie Balers Auto-tie horizontal balers...

Today we are going to discuss recycling wire. The market for wire recycling has grown tenfold over the last few years. A large number of recycling companies will buy your old copper wire and send it for refining or smelting. Two of the biggest advantages of recycling...

Curbside recycling of household products is vital to reducing the burden on landfills and our need for raw materials. But municipal recycling comprises less than half the products recycled in the United States every year. Scrap metal comprises the majority of recycling and turns old...

Today we are going to look at the recycling process for aluminum scrap, what happens to it after it is picked up from your curb? Aluminum takes many forms. It’s used for consumer products ranging from beverage cans Baled Aluminum Cansto TV dinner trays to door frames....

What is cardboard? If you answered a brown box, you’re only partly correct. There are two Baled Cardboardtypes of cardboard. The first is called boxboard. This a solid sheet used for products like shoe boxes and tablet backings. The gray color indicates that the boxboard has...

For most companies the decision to recycle comes down to a business decision. The cost of disposal vs. the benefits & savings of recycling is a pretty simple equation. Are you paying for a corrugated only container? Is your compactor filled with a high percentage...

Welcome back to the Ely Enterprises Blog! Today, we are going to look at a snapshot on metal scrap pricing. It’s a volatile market to say the least-but there have been upticks since the lows of January 2016. Six months ago light iron’s average was roughly 20-50...