Montgomery’s new, high-tech recycling center has shut down while the leaders of the business meet with investors and others to work out a new deal. The city’s trash trucks are now bypassing the center and going straight to the landfill.
“I’m anticipating it to be a temporary suspension,” Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange said about the private business.
The Infinitus Renewable Energy Park opened last year to separate and convert the city’s trash into commodities like paper and glass. The company then resold those products and pocketed the profits. It started taking trash in May 2014, and it was diverting more than half of the waste from the landfill at the time it closed.