MRF gate fees plummet

Materials recovery facilities fees remain volatile in line with commodity prices, while rising landfill gate fees suggest a lack of capacity

The industry expects MRF gate fees to continue to fluctuate year-on-year. Photograph: Huguette Roe/123RFMedian gate fees for materials recovery facilities (MRF) fell by 40% in 2016 as a result of a strengthening in the secondary materials commodity market, according to resources charity WRAP.

Now in its tenth year, WRAP’s survey, published on 13 July, covers gate fees charged to local authorities in the UK for a range of municipal waste recycling, recovery, treatment, and disposal options.

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