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MRF Code of Practice

The Scottish Government’ Code of Practice on Sampling and Reporting at Materials Recovery Facilities aims to improve the quality of materials processed through qualifying facilities by developing standardised testing processes and reporting mechanisms for all input and output materials.    

By implementing regimes to measure material quality, facilities will better understand input material composition and contamination levels, whilst also demonstrating the consistent quality of output materials being sent for reprocessing.

The Code applies to facilities that receive, or are likely to receive, 1,000 tonnes or more of mixed dry recyclable materials (comprising of two or more materials) or separately collected dry recyclable waste for sorting, over a 12 month period.

We have developed a guidance document to help MRFs to comply with the Code of Practice, which you can download from the right hand column.

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