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EDCO Opens New Recycling Facility in Escondido, Calif.

The 70,000-square-foot recycling facility is capable of separating and processing 100,000 pounds of commingled recycling per hour.

EDCO has opened a new 70,000-square-foot recycling facility in Escondido, Calif., which is capable of separating and processing 100,000 pounds of commingled recycling per hour via screens, magnets, optical scanners and conveyers.

The facility will be built in multiple phases and is expected to divert as much as 520 billion pounds of waste coming from the San Diego area. The next phases include building a mixed-waste processing facility, an anaerobic digester, a public education room and a transfer station and bringing a renewable natural gas-powered collection fleet onboard.

The San Diego Union-Tribune will have more information:

EDCO unveiled its newest recycling facility recently in Escondido. The Escondido Resource Recovery center at 1021 W. Mission Ave. is expected to divert as much as 520 billion pounds of waste coming from throughout the San Diego area.

The 70,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility can process 100,000 pounds of commingled recycling per hour using a series of screens, magnets, high-speed optic scanners and conveyors to separate mixed loads of recyclable material.

The material recovery facility was built as part of the company’s effort to work toward the goal of achieving zero waste throughout the region. The plant is one of five recycling facilities that EDCO operates in San Diego County.

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