Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine said in a news release the town’s Department of Waste Management plans to negotiate an extension of its existing operations contract with Brookhaven’s materials recovery facility (MRF) operator, Hudson Baylor Brookhaven LLC, a subsidiary of Brookhaven-based Green Stream Recycling.
Green Stream is investing more than $7 million in the project, in which it will process the recyclables. Brookhaven expects to have the single-stream program begin as early as Jan. 4, 2014. It will create about 30 jobs.
Brookhaven is the first town on Long Island, N.Y., to get single-stream recycling.
The city expects to save more than $125 for each ton of materials recycled. The town also will gain revenue by accepting recyclables from other municipalities in the region.
The Brookhaven MRF currently separates about 15,000 tons of paper and 9,000 tons of comingled (bottles, cans and plastics) recyclables from the residential waste stream.
The president of Green Stream Recycling is Will Flower, formerly senior vice president of communications for Phoenix-based Republic Services Inc.