GFL Opens New Calgary Facility Able to Process 55,000 Tonnes of Recycling Annually

March 1, 2024

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After GFL Environmental opened its newest sorting facility in the area, Calgary can now address its growing recycling demand.

The new facility opened had a soft open earlier this week to select individuals before its full launch on March 1. Once its fully open, the facility will process more than 29 tonnes of material per hour, reaching 90,000 tonnes per year. Blue bin and commercial recycling from Calgary will contribute to more than 55,000 tonnes.

“A lot changes in 15 years, of course, so this is all brand new technology. It’s all state of the art. We’re talking about ballistics. We’re talking about robotics. We’re talking about AI. It will sort the material faster, more efficiently, and it will result in a cleaner product that can then be marketed out to recyclers and product manufacturers,” said Sharon Howland with Waste and Recycling Services for the City of Calgary.

“This facility for Calgary, for the City of Calgary, for a growing region, it’s such a great opportunity for us to ensure that our recyclables really do get recycled.”

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