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Michigan County Authorizes Construction of New Recycling Facility

The $6.3 million facility will be able to process cardboard, paper and plastic all together, and glass will be crushed into two different types of material.

The Marquette County, Mich., Solid Waste Authority recently authorized the construction of a new $6.3 million recycling facility, which will be funded with loans and a grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

The facility will be able to process cardboard, paper and plastic all together. In addition, glass will be crushed into two different types of material; the Solid Waste Authority is still exploring options for where that material will then go.

Upper Michigan's Source has more:

Recently, the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority authorized the construction of a new single-stream recycling facility. The nearly $6.3 million facility will be paid for with funds from loans, as well as a grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

At the new facility they will be able to process cardboard, paper, and plastic all together. Currently, they recycle with a dual stream method. The new plant would make things easier for customers, and even extend the life of the landfill.

“I think from a residential stand point, the ability to put all of your materials into one bin is probably one of the biggest changes that we'll see,” said Brad Austin, director of the MCSWMA.

Read the full article here.

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