Waste Pro Opens New MRF in Florida

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

January 12, 2015

1 Min Read
Waste Pro Opens New MRF in Florida

Waste Pro USA Inc. has opened a material recycling facility (MRF) in Ocala, Fla.

The Longwood, Fla.-based waste and recycling firm said the new 65,000 sq.-ft. facility on nine acres processes plastic, paper, glass, cardboard, metals and other recyclables at a rate of about 24,000 tons per year. The $6.5 million facility employs 21, the company said in a news release.

The material for the MRF will collected from surrounding areas. Ocala began a recycling program in 2012 and has seen a steady increase in volume, the firm said.

The facility, which becomes fully operational Jan. 12, marks the ninth MRF for Waste Pro.

CP Group provided the equipment as the Ocala MRF.

Waste Pro operates in eight southeastern states serving more than 2 million residential and commercial customers in more than 75 locations. The firm has more than 178 municipal contracts and franchises.

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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