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MRFs Brace for First Wave of Holiday Waste

Republic Services; Casella Waste Systems; Kent County, Mich., Recycling and Education Center; Lakeshore Recycling Systems; and Waste Management discuss how they are bracing for the first wave of holiday waste.

Arlene Karidis

November 21, 2018

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Materials recovery facilities (MRFs) are gearing up for the mega volumes of holiday waste headed for their tipping floors. Machinery only goes so fast, so managers are making the most of existing resources. They’re doing a little advanced planning around operations, and they’re putting a seasonal shout out to customers about what can and can’t go in the bin.

Still, from past experience, operators know to expect almost anything to come through, and they will just deal with it.

Republic Services; Casella Waste Systems; Kent County, Mich., Recycling and Education Center; Lakeshore Recycling Systems; and Waste Management shared with Waste360 what they’re doing as the first wave of holiday waste is about to roll in.

About the Author(s)

Arlene Karidis

Freelance writer, Waste360

Arlene Karidis has 30 years’ cumulative experience reporting on health and environmental topics for B2B and consumer publications of a global, national and/or regional reach, including Waste360, Washington Post, The Atlantic, Huffington Post, Baltimore Sun and lifestyle and parenting magazines. In between her assignments, Arlene does yoga, Pilates, takes long walks, and works her body in other ways that won’t bang up her somewhat challenged knees; drinks wine;  hangs with her family and other good friends and on really slow weekends, entertains herself watching her cat get happy on catnip and play with new toys.

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