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 needed capacity."
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 international markets.
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.
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Russ Knocke, 202-262-4976, Rknocke@republicservices.com