ANAHEIM, Calif., April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services announced today a new highly advanced, commercial sorting system at its Anaheim Recycling Center. The new system is capable of processing more than 1,000 tons of recyclable material per day, or 100-tons per hour, and is expected to double capacity in the marketplace. A video of the new system can be viewed below:
"Orange County has been at the forefront of sustainability practices for decades," said Heath Eddleblute, area president of Republic Services. "This community was an early adopter of All-In-One Recycling™, at home and work, which made recycling easier and enabled greater participation. Now, with the expanded commercial capabilities, we're positioned to bring durability to local recycling initiatives, and help our customers achieve their long-term sustainability goals."
The new commercial sorting system was designed by RRT Design & Construction and Bulk Handling Systems, and has been undergoing testing and optimization in recent months. It replaces older commercial recycling capabilities, and includes two, 70-foot trommels positioned near the start of sorting operations to increase capacity and improve the recovery rate. The system was engineered to meet future commercial recycling demands in Orange County, and early performance has exceeded expectations.
The Anaheim Recycling Center comprises 250,000 square feet, and creates employment for more than 80 quality control personnel. It includes a Learning Center that offers visitors a rare view of the recycling process in an observation deck. The Learning Center is intended to be a special resource for customers and an educational destination for sustainability-minded school and community groups.
In Orange County, Republic has more than 600 employees who proudly serve approximately 200,000 residential and 12,300 commercial customers throughout the communities of Anaheim, Brea, Chino Hills, Fullerton, Garden Grove, La Habra Heights, Placentia, Villa Park, and Yorba Linda. Republic has been serving Orange County for more than 50 years, and operates two hauling divisions, two transfer stations, two natural gas fueling stations, and two recycling centers in the area.
Republic Services operates 67 recycling centers nationwide, and processes roughly five million tons of recyclable material annually. Republic continues to make significant investments in highly advanced recycling capabilities and technologies, including recently opening the largest and smartest residential recycling center in North America, the Southern Nevada Recycling Center located in the City of North Las Vegas.
In 2015, Republic Services was among the top companies recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a leading international non-profit organization dedicated to measuring and disclosing environmental information, in the 2015 CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report. Republic earned a score of 98 out of 100, which reflects its strong commitment to transparency, quality and completeness, and an A- in Performance. Achieving an A is the highest Performance score possible.
Known as the Blue PlanetTM sustainability initiative, Republic is defining its approach to environmental responsibility through reduced emissions from operations, materials management, safety, community engagement, and employee growth opportunities. To view Republic's Sustainability Report, go to RepublicServices.com/sustainabilityreport.
About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through its subsidiaries, Republic's collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for their commercial, industrial, municipal, residential and oilfield customers. We'll handle it from here.TM, the brand's tagline, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue PlanetTM for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.
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