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May 22, 2012
Republic Services Inc. has opened a regional recycling center in Jacksonville, Fla.
The Phoenix-based Republic said in a news release that the 70,000-sq.uare-foot facility can process more than 65,000 tons of recyclables annually. The facility will serve residents and businesses in a multi-county area, including the Florida counties of Duval, St. Johns and Alachua, as well as parts of south Georgia, including Savannah.
Republic said the recycling center represents a major investment in technology, with advanced sorting capabilities including the use of magnets, screens and optical sorters to separate recyclables.
The Jacksonville facility employs 30 and was designed to allow for expansion as recycling grows beyond the region. It also features an Eco Center to educate visitors about waste reduction and recycling.
“This represents Republic Services’ commitment to Jacksonville and north Florida and our commitment to planet-friendly solutions,” said Andrew King, general manager for the company.
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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