MRF gate fees soared last year

WRAP has noted a significant increase in MRF gate fees due to changes in commodity markets

Western Riverside materials recovery facilities in London.Gate fees for materials recovery facilities (MRFs) have risen by almost 25% as a result of changes in commodity prices, according to a report from resource charity WRAP.

The average median gate fee paid by local authorities for MRF services was £25 per tonne in 2016, according to the annual report on MRFs published on 26 May, up from £6/t the previous year.

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