MRF [Material Recovery Facility]

What is a Material Recovery Facility (MRF)?

As its name implies, an MRF is a small facility/waste treatment plant to recover as much as possible of the materials thrown away by populations in communities in an environmentally friendly way. A Rotary Drum Composter™ is the building block of such a facility, especially when the waste stream is high in organic waste.

How much space is needed for a MRF ?

Land is an exceptionally scarce resource in Lebanon, and large terrain cannot be sacrificed as a waste dumping and burning site. A MRF using the Dynamic Composting™ technology takes only 1000 m2 of land to treat 5 to 10 tons of waste DAILY. Outside the Beirut area, a 5 and 10 tons per day waste stream is generated by a community of 10,000 & 20,000 inhabitants respectively.

Has Cedar Environmental built a MRF anywhere in Lebanon ?

Qleia MRF: 3650 Tons/year, Startup Date: June 2003
Jbaa MRF: 3650 tons/year, Startup Date: February 2003
Qabrikha MRF: 1825 tons/year, Startup Date: December 2002
Khirbit Silim MRF: 1825 tons/year, Startup Date: September 2002
Chacra MRF: 3650 tons/year, Startup Date: June 2002
Douma MRF: 1825 tons/year, Startup Date: November 2001
Kfarsir MRF: 1825 tons/year, Startup Date: June 1999

What is the maximum capacity of treatment for a MRF ?

Cedar Environmental is currently capable of building MRF's able to treat up to 96 tons per day. Such a facility would serve the needs of a community of 200,000 people.