The unit of Houston-based Waste Management Inc. said in a news release it has launched the Maricopa Organics Recycling Facility at its Sierra Estrella plant. Waste Management will collect green waste such as yard and clean wood waste recovered from the company’s transfer stations.
Garick LLC, a manufacturer and marketer of biomass fuel supply, organic lawn and garden products, will process the material into biomass wood fuel. That fuel in turn will be sold primarily to Frito-Lay to run its Casa Grade, Ariz., facility.
Garrick will also produce compost and mulch for local use.
“This illustrates one way we are diversifying our service offering and creating sustainable solutions for our customers, while area consumers, businesses and communities benefit from locally developed compost and mulch,” said Pat De Rueda, Waste Management of Arizona-New Mexico area vice president.