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Farmer Brothers Adds GreenDrop Recycling Stations to Boost Diversion

Food service firm Farmer Brothers Co. has selected GreenDrop Stations to handle diverting its recyclable and compostable waste from landfills.

Torrance, Calif.-based Farmer Brothers’ goal is to achieve 100-percent diversion of waste from landfills by 2015, according to a news release. Pacific Cascade Corp., Vancouver, Wash., markets the GreenDrop Stations.

Farmer Brothers also has developed a program to recycle an estimated 1.5 million pounds of packaging machine waste from landfills. The company now repurposes for weed control in reclamation projects the more than 500,000 pounds of fiber bags it receives each year for shipping green coffee.

The GreenDrop Recycling Station was designed in working with the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers for the Moda Center arena. The facility’s landfill diversion rate increased to more than 90 percent in 2013 compared with 38 percent in 2007.

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