GRAPEVINE, Texas, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services' North Texas Recycling Complex was named winner today of the Solid Waste Association of North America's Gold Award for Recycling Excellence. The Award recognizes a North American facility with the most outstanding environmental and economically sound solid waste management practices, and that demonstrates innovation in recycling technologies and processes. The Award is being presented this morning at WASTECON, an annual industry conference held this year at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center.
"This is a tremendous honor for our employees, and it is important recognition for their incredibly hard work," said Keith Cordesman, area president of Republic Services. "This Complex began operations last summer, and in one year it has become recognized as a standard for recycling excellence throughout North America. We are grateful to our customers for their enthusiastic response to increased recycling options, and to our city, county and commercial partners for their strong support from the start. Together, we have made this Complex a source of pride for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex."
The North Texas Recycling Complex is home to a technologically advanced single-stream recycling system powered by 150 high-efficiency motors. Designed by The CP Group, the system utilizes a highly-automated Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition capability, which enables operators to continually monitor the material sorting process, and automate the baling and storage of finished commodities. The system is capable of processing more than 500 tons of materials per day, or more than 140,000 tons of materials each year.
The North Texas Recycling Complex was officially dedicated on Sept. 10, 2013, and serves more than 350,000 households throughout Dallas, Denton, Parker, and Tarrant counties. The 90,000 square foot, LEED certified facility employs more than 40 full-time personnel, and offers a unique Learning Center for the community to experience a rare, up-close view of the recycling process.
Republic Services employs more than 1,170 team members in the North Texas area. Through its subsidiaries, Republic Services has been proudly serving customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for more than 60 years.
About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in U.S. non-hazardous solid waste and recycling. Through its subsidiaries, Republic's collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills focus on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. Republic and its employees believe in protecting the planet and applying common sense solutions to customers' waste and recycling challenges. For more information, visit the Republic website at republicservices.com.
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