Republic Services Opens Las Vegas Recycling Center

Republic Services Opens Las Vegas Recycling Center

By Recycling Today Staff
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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 11:00am

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Republic Services, Inc., based in Phoenix, has opened a new residential recycling center in Las Vegas that is built to process 70 tons of recyclables per hour and is expected to double recycling capacity in the area, the company says. The facility will serve customers throughout Southern Nevada.

The recycling center is located next to an existing 88,000-square-foot recycling facility. Together they comprise the largest known residential recycling operation in North America, Republic says. 

“This is a special day for people throughout Southern Nevada, especially our customers,” says Tim Oudman, area president of Republic Services. “A recycling center of this magnitude is a bold undertaking, and reflects our community’s commitment to environmental responsibility. Southern Nevada is home to considerable natural beauty and we are truly proud to invest in its preservation.” 

The Southern Nevada Recycling Center features several advanced recycling technologies, including five optical sorters which use 2D and 3D technologies to make material separation decisions in milliseconds. The Center’s recycling systems also provide operators with a highly automated, touch screen control system, as well as tablet-based capabilities that allow for real time systems management and monitoring, data acquisition and remote access.

“The City of North Las Vegas is proud to be the home of the nation’s largest residential recycling complex,” says John J. Lee, mayor of North Las Vegas. "We take tremendous pride in the facility and in the contributions it will make to both the economy and the environment. And we commend Republic Services for creating a Learning Center that will inspire many new recyclers, both young and old.”

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