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Republic Services has dedicated the Conover Recycling Facility in Catawba County

, which will introduce or expand single-stream recycling capabilities throughout Alamance, Catawba, Guildford, Montgomery, Richmond and Stanly counties in North Carolina.

The expanded, highly-advanced facility has the capacity to process more than 25 tons of mixed recyclables per hour, or 400 tons per day.

The Conover Recycling Facility accepts and processes all plastics marked 1 through 7, paper products, cardboard, glass, aluminum and other materials. The facility utilizes several advanced technologies to include a touch-screen Human Machine Interface control, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition monitoring, and sorting technologies that maximize sorting efficiencies. The facility has the capacity to sort and process incoming materials, and ship finished commodities to domestic and international markets.

There are approximately 43 full-time employees working at the Conover Recycling Facility. In addition, the facility offers a unique Learning Center for the community to visit, experience a rare, up-close view of the recycling process and learn more about recycling and sustainability issues.

Republic Services employs more than 200 personnel, and serves more than 94,000 residential, 7,400 commercial and 1,400 industrial customers throughout central and western North Carolina. The Company operates four hauling divisions, three transfer stations, one landfill, and one recycling facility in the area.

Published in the July 2014 Edition of American Recycler News