San Francisco-based Recology recently upgraded Recycle Central, a 200,000-square-foot recycling facility. The $11.6 million upgrade, which will increase the facility’s recycling capacity by 170 tons a day, includes an advanced metering system for inbound materials, a presorting line equipped with 14 stations, equipment that separates cardboard and glass bottles from other materials, two lines of spinning desk screens that separate paper from plastic containers, optical sorters to separate different types of plastic and a glass cleaning system.
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San Francisco's recycling system has received a major upgrade that will allow it to increase its processing capacity by 170 tons a day and better handle changes in the types of recyclable materials coming in.
Officials with Recology and the city's Department of the Environment today showed off an $11.6 million upgrade to Recycle recologyCentral, a 200,000-square-foot recycling facility located at Pier 96.