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Allan Gerlat

November 7, 2014

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Republic to Build Recycling Complex in Las Vegas Area

Republic Services Inc. has started construction of a new recycling facility that will double residential recycling capacity in southern Nevada.

Republic Silver State Disposal Inc., subsidiary of the Phoenix-based Republic, is building a 110,000-sq.-ft. recycling facility in North Las Vegas next to an existing 88,000-sq.-ft. unit.

The increased capacity will make the Southern Nevada Recycling Complex the largest recycling facility in the United States, Republic said in a news release.

Republic expects to begin operations at the facility in the fall of 2015 and will eventually employ about 180 full-time workers. Construction with project partners Cambridge Construction, The CP Group and EV&A Architects is expected to create 80 new jobs.

When operational, the new facility will have the capability to process about 1,000 tons of mixed recyclables per day, or 70 tons per hour. Republic expects the facility to accommodate future growth in the region.

Recycling technology at the complex will include a highly automated control system and five optical sorters to maximize recovery of all grades of plastics, including aseptic cartons. The facility also will include an interactive learning center.

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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