Integrated Material and Energy Recovery Facility

On December 5, 2023, the Lane County Board of County Commissioners voted 3-2 to build a state-of-the-art Integrated Material and Energy Recovery Facility (IMERF) in Goshen, Oregon. The IMERF will be the most technologically advanced waste processing facility in the country and would utilize technology and equipment designed and built by a local manufacturer, Bulk Handling Systems.

The facility will process residential garbage, commingled recycling, and organic waste to produce marketable recycling commodities and biogas for transportation. The facility will divert over 80,000 tons of material from the County’s landfill annually and can serve as a regional recycling hub for southwest Oregon.

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