Republic Services plant wins SWANA award
Friday, August 29, 2014
Source: Recycling Today
Republic Services' North Texas Recycling Complex, Fort Worth, Texas, has won the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Gold Award for Recycling Excellence. The association says the award recognizes a North American facility with the most outstanding environmental and economically sound solid waste management practices and a company that demonstrates innovation in recycling technologies and processes.
The Phoenix-based company was presented with the award during SWANA’s annual Wastecon show, held in Dallas, Aug. 26-28.
The facility, which opened Sept. 10, 2013, serves more than 350,000 households throughout Dallas, Denton, Parker and Tarrant counties. The 90,000-square-foot LEED- (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-) certified facility also has a learning center to allow the community to experience an up-close view of the recycling process.
“This is a tremendous honor for our employees, and it is important recognition for their incredibly hard work," says Keith Cordesman, area president of Republic Services. “This complex began operations last summer, and in one year it has become recognized as a standard for recycling excellence throughout North America.”
Cordesman continues, “We are grateful to our customers for their enthusiastic response to increased recycling options, and to our city, county and commercial partners for their strong support from the start. Together we have made this complex a source of pride for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.”
The North Texas Recycling Complex has a single-stream recycling system powered by 150 high-efficiency motors. Designed by the equipment company the CP Group, headquartered in San Diego, the system has a highly automated supervisory control and data acquisition capability, which enables operators to continually monitor the material sorting process, as well as automate the baling and storage of finished commodities, the company says. The system is able to process more than 500 tons of materials per day.