Material Concentration

Material concentration refers to the point in the recycling lifecycle when a waste material receives primary handling. This may include, but is not limited to, sorting, screening, basic contaminant removal, or baling. Material is still unprocessed at this stage, meaning it has not been physically or chemically altered beyond basic handling (e.g. screening, crushing, or washing). For example: government organization (e.g. municipality); non-profit organization; and business entity (e.g. brokers).