Is The DMR Era Coming To An End?


For nearly 15 years, Dry Mixed Recycling (DMR) has been a standard waste stream within the waste industry. Initially introduced as a way to reduce contamination, the DMR waste stream aimed to improve the quality of recyclable materials and improve landfill diversion rates.

A DMR service has also been a benefit for waste producers as it provided some cost-relief from the price of general waste, which is at a higher price point due to factors such as landfill tax and the heavier weight of the containers.

However, the DMR waste stream isn’t without its flaws and as new developments and changes impact our industry, the issues of a mixed stream for recyclates are being exposed.

In this blog series, we’ll be looking into how current industry changes are impacting our requirements for recyclates, the main pitfalls of a DMR waste stream and our predictions for the future of DMR.

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