The Material Recovery Facility, also known as the recycling facility, is now back up and running at full capacity.
A government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works would like to advise the public that the Material Recovery Facility, also known as the recycling facility, is now back up and running at full capacity.
“The backlog of materials held at the old recycling centre at Devon Springs has been removed and processed. Bermuda’s blue bag recycling programme captures TAG – tin cans [steel], aluminium cans and glass bottles. An average of 50 tonnes of material is recycled each month.
“Metals such as steel and aluminium are shipped to the US where they are melted down into sheet metal and used to make new consumer items. Recycling produces 95% less effluent and emissions than using raw materials.
“Recyclables are subject to market fluctuations, so the ability to hold these materials on island aids the Ministry by allowing shipments when market prices are high. Glass is used on-island as a drainage medium in road works, backfill and landscaping projects.
“Information about Bermuda’s Comprehensive Waste Management Programme is available here, on Facebook, in the BTC blue pages What Goes Where. The MRF is located at the Government Quarry, Hamilton Parish. For tours of the facility, email firstname.lastname@example.org.”