Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 25, 2013

1 Min Read
Republic Expands Recycling Capacity in Ohio

Republic Services Inc. has nearly tripled the recycling capacity of its Oberlin, Ohio, facility.

The Phoenix-based Republic said in a news release the Lorain County Resource Recovery Facility can now process up to 150,000 tons of recyclables annually after the plant retrofit.

Republic said it updated all technology at the facility and added 12,000 square feet for more warehouse space. The project cost $15 million.

The facility can now accept more types of materials for recycling, including plastics 1-7. The plant’s new system produces less than 10 percent residual waste.

The renovated recycling center, which serves five counties in northeast Ohio, is designed to run at 35 tons per hour.





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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