Waste Management Opens Recycling Unit in Colorado

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

November 26, 2013

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Waste Management Opens Recycling Unit in Colorado

Waste Management Inc. has opened a new recycling facility in Sterling, Colo.

The new facility will allow the Houston-based Waste Management to offer curbside, single-stream, commercial single-stream and drop-off recycling in northeastern Colorado, the company said in a news release.                                                  

Waste Management said it is able to offer recycling in the area as a result of a state grant from the Department of Public Health and Environment’s Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Fund Grant Program (RREO). The grant partially funded the construction of a new building to process recyclables at the Waste Management site in Sterling.

The facility has the potential to provide recycling access to about 48,000 people in more than 17,500 households in the region access to recycling, with the potential to divert more than 3,750 tons of household recyclable material from the landfill per year.

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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