Materials Recovery Facility Tours

Ever wondered what happens to your recycling when it leaves your yellow recycling bin?! Now you can find out!

Midcoast Waste Services and JR Richards & Sons offer schools and community groups the chance to find out by touring the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) located at the Tuncurry Waste Management Centre.

Visitors to the MRF will be taken on a guided tour of the facility. Along the way they will get a behind the scenes look at each step of the sorting process, from the receival of recyclables into the plant, right through to the bailing of products ready to be shipped to market.

The facility boasts a large education room which offers a birds-eye view of the processing plant as well as high quality cameras located inside the machinery which allows visitors to see up-close how everything works.

Tours are open to all schools and community groups and can be specially tailored to fit any age or interest group. All tours are free of charge and are run by appointment only.

Community Groups

Tours are open to all community and interest groups. Tours take approximately 2 hours and are limited to 50 adults (however special arrangements can be made to accommodate larger groups if possible).

Free tea and coffee are provided and there are facilities for groups to bring their own refreshments to enjoy during their tour.

School Groups

MRF tours are open to school groups of all ages, from kindergarten through to tertiary students.

Tours are individualised depending on age group and can be adapted to compliment any school subject or curriculum unit.

Each tour takes approximately 90 minutes and are filled with a variety of fun educational games and activities as well as an audio visual presentation.

Tours are limited to 50 secondary students or 60 primary students.

Safety on Site

The MRF is an active working site and as such health and safety are important in all areas of the facility. All visitors must wear completely enclosed shoes or entry will not be permitted.

Once on site visitors will also be given a safety induction and issued with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

For more information on our tours, you can download our Materials Recovery Facility Tours Brochure.

To book a tour contact Midcoast Waste Services on 1300 290 763 or fill out the form below.


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