By Greentech Lead America: ReCommunity, a
recycling, recovery and repowering company in the United States, has entered
into an agreement with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) to operate
Delaware Recycling Center (DRC). The automated recycling facility will serve
the entire state of Delaware.
ReCommunity is investing $15 million to repurpose the existing
64,000 square foot building, and install sorting equipment within the Delaware
Recycling Center (DRC). The facility will process recyclable aluminum,
plastics, paper, cardboard, tin and glass collected from throughout Delaware.
DRC will keep the recycling in
the state and will reduce the transportation costs. ReCommunity has taken over
recycle transfer operations at the DRC and plans to begin upgrading several
buildings at the facility in the next 90 days. ReCommunity facility is expected
to open in early 2013 and will create up to 80 new jobs in Delaware.
“ReCommunity is committed to what we call the
‘Leading the Recovery Revolution(R)’ and we are happy to bring our services,
along with up to 80 new green jobs, to the State of Delaware. In the process,
we help make them stronger economically and help make the environment cleaner.
We look forward to a long partnership with the State of Delaware,” said
Jim Bohlig, ReCommunity’s chief executive officer.
The ReCommunity Delaware facility will use “Single
Stream” technology, the latest in Materials Recovery Facility technology.
ReCommunity automatically sorts the materials into their various commodities,
and bales them for shipment to other companies that convert the materials into
At full capacity, ReCommunity Delaware will recover material that
will prevent 399,426 metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent greenhouse gases
(CO2e) from being emitted annually, which is equivalent to removing 79,158 cars
from the road each year. It will also save 169,195 cubic yards of landfill
space and avoid 1,473,093 gallons of wastewater from getting into landfills.