Biffa to close Trafford Park materials recycling facility


Major waste management firm Biffa has announced that it will be closing its Trafford Park commercial and industrial waste materials recycling facility.

Commissioned in January 2010 and branded as a ‘super-MRF’, the Manchester-based facility processed plastics, aluminium, steel, paper and cardboard from commercial and industrial sources and some household collections.


It treated around 200,000 tonnes of material per year and at the time of its opening was considered one of the most advanced plants in the UK.

A statement from Biffa said: “After a review of our recycling capacity requirements in the north west, we have decided to close operations at Biffa’s Trafford Park MRF recycling plant, with services transferred to similar facilities at Aldridge, Edmonton and a new, smaller facility at Irlam.

“Employees at Trafford will be re-deployed locally where possible and new jobs are being created at other sites as a result of the decision.”