Materials Recovery Facility

In September of 2010 TDS accepted its first load of Single Stream Recyclables through its Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), which is the heart of the 210 acre TDS Eco-Industrial Park. The MRF is a 107,000 square feet structure with two sorting systems with mechanical, manual, and electronic sorters tied together by a series of conveyors, breakers, and bailers which process more than 25 tons of unseparated recyclables per hour. Recyclable materials are brought in by collection trucks and the recyclables are processed at the TDS MRF, which is currently running two shifts and has created more than 80 green jobs. Once processed, these materials are packaged for resale as new manufacturing “feedstock” for products made from recycled materials.