Waste Management Opens Recycling Facility in New Mexico

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 22, 2012

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Waste Management Opens Recycling Facility in New Mexico

Waste Management Inc. has opened a recycling facility in Farmington, N.M.

The Houston-based Waste Management said in a news release it has begun operations at the Four Corners Regional Ecocenter, a 12,000-sq.-ft. facility processing recycling materials for Farmington and surrounding communities.

The facility now is processing 200 to 300 tons of recyclable materials a month, but Waste Management hopes to increase recycling capacity to 1,100 to 1,200 tons a month in the next year.

The facility is located at the San Juan County Regional Landfill, which is operated by Waste Management and owned by the county. Waste Management owns and operates the Four Corners facility, and contracted with the city to construct it.

The center will increase the life of the landfill and allow the county to collect recycling at its 12 waste stations.

The Ecocenter expands opportunities for local businesses to recycle, and for the county and Four Corners communities to adopt or expand their recycling programs.

“The city of Farmington is setting the pace and more advanced than many areas in the country for rural municipal recycling,” said Pat DeRueda, Waste Management area vice president for Desert Area AZ-NM.


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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