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Hi-tech recycling plant to double capacity in Southern Nevada

United States – Republic Silver State Disposal, a subsidiary of Republic Services, has started construction on a 110 000-square-foot recycling facility in US city Las Vegas that is scheduled to begin operations in the autumn of 2015.

Slated to ′double residential recycling capacity in Southern Nevada′, the new facility will be home to ′highly advanced′ recycling technologies such as five optical sorters to maximise the recovery of all grades of plastic, including PET and HDPE as well as aseptic containers and cartons.

The plant will process roughly 1000 tonnes of mixed recyclables per day. The new recycling complex will create 180 full-time jobs and will be built alongside an existing 88 000-square-foot facility. The increased capacity is expected to make the Southern Nevada Recycling Complex the ′largest residential recycling complex in the nation′, according to Republic Silver State Disposal.

The facility will also feature an interactive learning centre to provide visitors with a first-hand view of the recycling process, including displays, videos and educational materials on recycling and sustainability.

Tim Oudman, area president of Republic Services, comments: ′Southern Nevada is home to considerable natural beauty, and this community is deeply committed to sustainability. We are truly proud to invest in a recycling complex that will help preserve the local environment for future generations, and enable customers to meet or exceed their recycling goals.′

Republic Services operates 62 recycling facilities nationwide and partners more than 100 mills and manufacturers worldwide in turning recycled items into various new products such as metal cans and tissues. The company currently serves over 535 000 households and 27 000 commercial customers.

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