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.