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Farmer Brothers Adds GreenDrop Recycling Stations to Boost Diversion

Allan Gerlat

May 30, 2014

1 Min Read
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.

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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