ReCommunity officially opened its expanded recycling facility in Morris County, N.J. ,as it expands its reach to the full county.
The material recovery facility (MRF) had operated as a dual stream operation. A single-stream line was added in July, serving a limited number of communities. Charoltte-based ReCommunity now plans to open the facility up to the entire region.
The MRF, which covers more than 58,000 square feet, has recycled 350,000 tons of commingled containers to date and projects to process more than two million tons over the next 20 years, the company said in a press release. The facility processes aluminum, plastics, paper, cardboard, tin and glass. At full capacity, the MRF will prevent the emission of the equivalent of 142,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases annually. The expansion potentially will add up to 25 jobs.
“We’re excited to expand our relationship with Morris County in a way that will generate more revenue and avoid costs for the county, as well as create new green jobs,” said Sean P. Duffy, president and chief operating officer of ReCommunity. “ReCommunity is a company with a purpose. We exist to extract as much as value as we can from the waste stream and convert it to a new form that we call ‘recovered resources’ that can generate revenue as new products. Our ultimate goal is to recover all re-usable waste and send only non-value-creating materials to landfills.”