9 Mar – MRF (Materials Recycling Facility) Tour in Purfleet, Essex

  • Date Thursday, 9 March 2023
  • Time 9am 11:45am
  • Address Recorra Unit 38-39 Juliette Way, Purfleet Industrial Park, Purfleet, Essex, RM15 4YA
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Take a trip out to Recorra’s fantastic new facilities to see what happens after we fill up our recycle bins.

Here’s Recorra’s info about the site and what you’ll see there –

All the materials we collect for recycling are transported back to our Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Essex. This enables us to sort recycling to the highest standards in-house, retaining quality in the recycling chain. In 2019, we invested over £2.5m in upgrading our MRF. We have installed optical sorting facilities, magnetic sorters, eddy currents and a ballastic separator to maximise the amount of recycling sorted. This upgrade makes ours the largest commercial MRF in London.

There are two tours taking place, click the links below to sign up for a time slot:

9.15 am – 11.00 am – Book Now

10.00 am – 11.45 am Book Now


This is a unique opportunity to see recycling for yourself with our free Better Bankside MRF tour. Tours are a great way for your team to carry out due diligence, and to learn more about the recycling, shredding and data wiping process we carry out. All you need to do is make your way to Purfleet and we’ll do the rest!

Facility features

• Multiple bays for storing materials

• A secure IT and Asset Disposal unit

• Optical sorters

• Ballistic separator

• A state of the art secure shredding unit

• A bin washing system (the first of its kind)


Unit 38-39 Juliette Way, Purfleet Industrial Park, Purfleet, Essex, RM15 4YA Please note, the postcode in Google Maps is incorrect. You can download the app ‘what3words’ and enter the following words: ‘smart.crown.choice’ for directions.

By rail

The closest train station to the yard is Purfleet. There are regular c2c trains from London Fenchurch Street to Purfleet. From Purfleet station, you can order a taxi (4 minute drive), or it is a 25 minute walk. By road Our yard is around 17 miles from central London.

Our postcode will take you to the entrance of Purfleet Industrial Estate. When you arrive at the main entrance to Purfleet Industrial Park, go through the gates, past the security hut on the left hand side. Take the first left turn and continue to the end of the road where you will see Ensign Buses straight ahead of you. Turn left. Follow the road which will bend around to the right. Continue to follow the road until you reach the last warehouse on the right hand side.


Please dress appropriately, as this is a working yard, and wear sturdy, toe covering shoes. We will provide high visibility jackets.

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