Waste Management Canada Opens Large Recycling Facility

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

November 21, 2012

1 Min Read
Waste Management Canada Opens Large Recycling Facility

Waste Management of Canada has opened the largest private-sector recycling facility in Ontario.

The 126,000-sq.-ft. single-stream recycling facility in Cambridge will accept industrial and municipal waste, with a focus on businesses, the subsidiary of Houston-based Waste Management said in a news release. Until now Ontario businesses have not had access to high-quality single-stream recycling services, resulting in a lower waste diversion rate than residential waste, the company said.

The facility’s new technology, which includes a paper magnet, optical sorter, electro-magnetic technology and various screen sorters, will allow it to accept more waste than traditional facilities and sort materials more precisely, enhancing the amount recovered for reuse.

Waste for the facility will come primarily from southwestern Ontario. The facility has created about 80 jobs.

Waste Management of Canada employs 3,400 people at 116 operating locations, serving more than 4.5 million residential customers and 170,000 industrial and commercial customers. It owns and/or operates 20 recycling facilities and 18 landfills.

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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