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Republic Opens Recycling Facility in TexasRepublic Opens Recycling Facility in Texas

Allan Gerlat

September 11, 2013

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Republic Opens Recycling Facility in Texas

Republic Services Inc. has opened a new material recovery facility (MRF) in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Phoenix-based Republic dedicated the North Texas Recycling Complex, a 90,000 sq.-ft. facility that is Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certified. The facility will serve Dallas, Denton, Parker and Tarrant counties. Republic said in a news release that the new MRF represents a significant investment in the company’s local recycling capabilities.

The new MRF will process plastics 1 through 7, paper, cardboard, glass, aluminum and other materials. The facility uses an automated supervisory system that allows operators to continually monitor the sorting process and move 35 tons of material an hour.

The MRF employs about 40, and Republic overall employs more than 1,170 in the north Texas area.

“This facility will provide our customers and community with more efficient, clean and safe recycling options, and much needed capacity," said Craig Mikolajchak, general manager of Republic Services in Fort Worth.

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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