Republic to Upgrade Two St. Louis Recycling Centers

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

May 22, 2012

1 Min Read
Republic to Upgrade Two St. Louis Recycling Centers

Republic Services Inc. is investing nearly $19 million to upgrade two recycling centers in the St. Louis area.

The Phoenix-based Republic said in a news release it is enhancing the Missouri recycling operations in Hazelwood and Bella Villa with more efficient sorting equipment. The upgrades will allow Republic to triple its recycling capacity to as much as 30 tons per hour. The company said it is the largest recycling technology investment of its kind in Missouri history. The upgrade will add 20 jobs.

The renovation will allow Republic to meet current demand and expand recycling in the future. "We want St. Louis to rethink waste and shift the paradigm to focus first on recycling, and then send the material that remains to the landfill," said Tim Trost, area president for the company. St. Louis recycles only 3 percent of its waste, according to Munich-based Siemens AG’s annual Green City Index in 2011.

Republic serves more than 200,000 households and 27,000 commercial and industrial accounts in the St. Louis region.


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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