New State-Of-The-Art Recycling Facility Now Serving Dallas-Fort Worth
Company Opens Technologically Advanced Single-Stream Recycling Facility;
Capable of Processing More Than 500 Tons of Mixed Recyclables Per Day
FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 10, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Republic Services, Inc.
(NYSE: RSG) today dedicated the new North Texas Recycling Complex, which is
home to a technologically advanced Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). The
90,000 square foot LEED certified complex serves Dallas, Denton, Parker, and
Tarrant counties, and represents a significant investment in the Company's
local recycling capabilities.
Several dignitaries and community leaders participated in the dedication, to
include: The Honorable Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth; The Honorable Kelly
Hancock, Texas State Senator for District 9; The Honorable Stephanie Klick,
Texas State Representative for District 91; and The Honorable Jonathan
Stickland, Texas State Representative for District 92.
"We are proud of our community, and take to heart our role as responsible
stewards of the local environment," said Craig Mikolajchak, general manager of
Republic Services in Fort Worth. "Innovation in recycling and waste solutions
has arrived in the Metroplex. This facility will provide our customers and
community with more efficient, clean and safe recycling options, and much
The new MRF collects and processes all plastics marked 1 through 7, paper
products, cardboard, glass, aluminum, and other materials. The facility
utilizes a highly-automated Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system,
which enables facility operators to continually monitor the materials sorting
process, move 35 tons of materials per hour, and automate the baling and
storage of finished commodities. It has the capacity to sort and process
incoming materials, and ship finished commodities to domestic and
There are approximately 40 full-time employees working at the new complex. In
addition, the complex offers a unique Learning Center for the community to
visit, experience a rare, up-close view of the recycling process, and learn
more about recycling and sustainability issues.
Republic Services employs more than 1,170 team members in the North Texas
area. Through its subsidiaries, Republic has been proudly serving customers in
the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for more than 60 years.
About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in U.S. non-hazardous solid
waste and recycling. Through its subsidiaries, Republic's collection
companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills focus on
providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial,
industrial, municipal and residential customers.Republic and its employees
believe in protecting the planet and applying common sense solutions to
customers' waste and recycling challenges. For more information, visit the
Republic website at republicservices.com.
SOURCE Republic Services, Inc.
Contact: Russ Knocke, 202-262-4976, Rknocke@republicservices.com
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