Doors Open 2021: September 25 and 26 in person, Sept 25-Oct 3 virtual. Click here to view all participating sites! 

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City of Milwaukee and Waukesha County Recycling Education Center and Materials Recycling Facility (MRF)

This is a virtual only site and not open to the public.

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Have you ever wondered where your recyclables go?

The Materials Recovery Facility or “MRF” is where residential recyclables are sorted and baled for shipment to other facilities that use them to create new products. This City of Milwaukee site and building houses the sorting equipment which is jointly-owned through a partnership with Waukesha County.


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