ReCommunity Recycling Converts MRF to Single Stream

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

April 30, 2013

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ReCommunity Recycling Converts MRF to Single Stream

ReCommunity Recycling has converted its Memphis, Tenn., material recovery facility (MRF) to single-stream recycling.

The Charlotte, N.C.-based ReCommunity said in a news release the 42,000-sq.-ft. Memphis facility was converted from a dual-stream operation. The San Diego-based CP Group designed, manufactured and installed new equipment. The system began operations in January.

The modernized and upgraded system will process glass, aluminum, steel, plastic, newspapers, magazines and cardboard.  The facility will be able to automatically capture old corrugated cardboard (OCC), polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, cartons/aseptic containers, steel, aluminum and other materials.

“Converting to single-stream makes recycling more convenient for residents and more likely to deliver economic, social and environmental impact for the community,” Sean Duffy, ReCommunity president and chief operating officer.



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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