How much material can I recover from a typical sorting system and how much is this material worth?

This depends on the waste stream you are processing and the composition of mixed materials per ton. For single stream waste, an average value is around $100 to $130 per ton in normal market conditions. Glass content is the big negative because it has little value or even a negative cost for the MRF. Glass content could be as high as 30% by weight of curbside single stream.

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How much material can I recover from a typical sorting system and how much is this material worth? was last modified: March 20th, 2013 by Grant Rice

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