Waste Management Opens Recycling Facility in Kansas

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

November 19, 2012

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Waste Management Opens Recycling Facility in Kansas

Waste Management Inc. has opened a material recovery facility (MRF) in Topeka, Kan., at a cost of $7.5 million.

The Houston-based Waste Management said in a news release that the new facility will recycle newspaper, cardboard, aluminum, glass, plastics and scrap metal. It will serve the Topeka metropolitan area, and other areas in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. The company expects the MRF to generate 18 to 20 jobs and $4 million in economic activity for the Topeka’s Shawnee County.

The facility is located at Waste Management’s Rolling Meadows Recycling and Disposal Facilities in Topeka.

The MRF will enable the region to increase single-stream recycling services, said Kent Harrell, director of collection operations for Waste Management.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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