Materials Analysis Facility (MAF)
Located in Alton.
The MAF is the permanent waste analysis facility set up by Project Integra in March 2006 and is located within the Alton MRF. The MAF undertakes the analysis of commingled recyclables to identify individual contamination rates for each authority. The results from this analysis are used in the calculation of performance for National Indicators and WasteDataFlow as well as in the apportionment of income from the sales of recyclable materials. Results allow Waste Collection Authorities to target work to reduce contamination in specific areas. Other analysis is also undertaken to support projects by Project Integra and its partners.