Single-Stream Facility Greatly Expands the Area’s Recycling Capacity

CONOVER, N.C. – June 5, 2014 – Republic Services today dedicated the Conover Recycling Facility in Catawba County, which will introduce or expand single-stream recycling capabilities throughout Alamance, Catawba, Guildford, Montgomery, Richmond, and Stanly counties. The expanded, highly-advanced facility – designed, manufactured and installed by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) – has the capacity to process more than 25 tons of mixed recyclables per hour, or 400 tons each day.

“This is an historic day for a community we are fortunate to serve,” said Drew Isenhour, area president of Republic Services. “This area is home to considerable natural beauty, and we are proud to deliver with Catawba County a cutting-edge recycling facility that will help to preserve the local environment for future generations. The reality is that we can all do more to reuse and recycle in our daily lives, and this facility will empower North Carolinians to do so for decades to come.”

The Conover Recycling Facility accepts and processes all plastics marked 1 through 7, paper products, cardboard, glass, aluminum, and other materials. The facility utilizes several advanced technologies, to include a touch-screen Human Machine Interface control, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition monitoring, and innovative sorting technologies that maximize sorting efficiencies. The facility has the capacity to sort and process incoming materials, and ship finished commodities to domestic and international markets.

There are approximately 43 full-time employees working at the Conover Recycling Facility. In addition, the facility 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 operates 64 recycling facilities nationwide, and partners with more than 100 mills and manufacturers worldwide to turn recycled items into new products. Those products include newspaper, cardboard, glass and plastic bottles, tissue, paper towels, and metal cans.

Republic Services employs more than 200 personnel, and serves more than 94,000 residential, 7,400 commercial and 1,400 industrial customers throughout central and western North Carolina. The Company operates four hauling divisions, three transfer stations, one landfill, and one recycling facility in the area. Through its subsidiaries, Republic has been proudly serving customers in North Carolina since 1947.


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