Waste Management (WM) Recycle America, Houston, has upgraded its recycling facility in Newark, N.J., with a single-stream sorting system. The $4 million investment at the St. Charles Street Materials Recovery Facility will enable the facility to process 11,000 tons of material each month.
“WM Recycle America is focused on making it easier for people to recycle, at home or at work,” said Patrick DeRueda, president of WM Recycle America, in a press release. “By making the process of handling recyclables simpler for New Jersey residents and businesses, this re-tooled facility has the potential to significantly increase local recycling participation rates, enabling us to further reduce waste, recover more material, and improve the effectiveness of municipal and commercial recycling programs.”
WM Recycle America operates more than 30 single-stream facilities throughout the country, and plans to open or begin construction on six more this year.