(From: WRAP recovering value from MRFs)
Graph: Big is better. There is little said about detailed costs, but a MRF in mole valley cost £3million, and has a processing charge of £6 -20 a tones, this is on top of any money back from sale of materials. So the answer is they DON’T pay for themselves, the tax payer does.
Recycling is a fairly space hungry activity we live in a small (by UK standards) terrace house. We don’t have space to keep lots of different bins for different bins for sorting, and overriding all this is time. I am working 8 hours plus 4 hours commuting 1 hour eating 1hour with family, and a man needs to sleep.
People can't be bothered to reycle.
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