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Waste Pro Relocates Recycling Facility After TornadoWaste Pro Relocates Recycling Facility After Tornado

Allan Gerlat

September 10, 2012

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Waste Pro Relocates Recycling Facility After Tornado

Waste Pro USA has relocated its recycling facility in Birmingham, Ala., after its previous operation was destroyed by a tornado.

The Longwood, Fla.-based Waste Pro said in a news release that the new space in unincorporated Jefferson County, Ala., covers more than 87,000 square feet of operating space on 14 acres.

The company’s previous facility in Birmingham was destroyed by a tornado Jan. 23. Since then employees had been working out of a trailer with no interruption in service, said Brandi Hunter, corporate marketing/communications manager for Waste Pro, in an e-mail.

The new facility features a twin baling system and can generate more than 7,500 tons of baled recycled material per month.

Division Manager George Nicholson said all the facility’s staff was unharmed by the tornado and the only losses were material.

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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