Balcones Opens Recycling Facility in Austin, Texas

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

September 26, 2012

1 Min Read
Balcones Opens Recycling Facility in Austin, Texas

Balcones Resources Inc. has opened a new recycling facility in Austin, Texas.

The Austin-based Balcones said in a news release the material recovery facility (MRF) can process 25 tons of single-stream recycling materials per hour. The MRF cost $25 million, which the company said is the largest capital investment by a privately held recycling firm in Texas history.

A video below also details the move.

The facility is located on a 10-acre site in Austin. It was designed for expansion. The company said it handles a significant portion of the city’s commercial recycling, and in October will begin processing 60 percent of Austin’s residential curbside recycling material.

The new facility also will have access to a rail line.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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