RockTenn Opens Single-Stream Recycling Facility in Tennessee

RockTenn Co. has opened a single-stream recycling facility in Memphis, Tenn., that expands its recycling capabilities.

The Norcross, Ga.-based paper products and recycling company said in a news release the 150,000 square-foot facility with its automated system will complement its other Tennessee single-stream recycling plants in Chattanooga and Knoxville. The company did not give a price on the project.

The Memphis facility is RockTenn’s ninth single-stream operation among its 39 recycling facilities. The move is part of the company’s Recycling and Waste Solutions growth project, and it plans to continue expansion this year.

 “We are investing in new facilities across the country to support demand and provide full-service solutions through innovative technology. Our growth is focused on making recycling easy by increasing our single-stream capabilities and supporting our customers’ sustainability initiatives across the country,” said Mike Oswald, senior vice president and general manager, RockTenn Recycling and Waste Solutions.

RockTenn’s 39 Recycling and Waste Solutions facilities partner with vendors to provide recycling approaches that are not mainstream.

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