Republic Services Opens World’s Largest MRF and operates three (3) IPS Balers from Olympic Wire & Equipment

Republic Services Opens World’s Largest MRF and operates three (3) IPS Balers from Olympic Wire & Equipment

The Newby Island MRF will recover 80 percent of San Jose’s commercial waste.

SAN JOSE, CA – August 9, 2012 –
Republic Services, Inc. celebrates the grand opening of the world’s largest material recovery facility (MRF) located at the Newby Island Resource Recovery Park. The 110
tons-per-hour (tph) multi-stream system will operate with three (3) IPS Balers sold by Olympic Wire & Equipment. It is the first and largest MRF of its kind and sets a new standard for recycling facilities. The facility processes all commercial waste generated in San Jose, California, and recovers more than 80 percent of the material, greatly reducing the amount sent to landfill. San Jose has long led the way when it comes to sustainability and has adopted progressive diversion goals in 2007 through its Green Vision initiative. Republic Services responded to this vision with an innovative way of addressing the waste stream, resulting in a 15-year commercial waste contract with the city. Until now, San Jose’s commercial waste was managed by 20 different haulers and provided less than half of the businesses with recycling services. The new program views waste as a resource and provides standard recycling for all businesses.

8,000 San Jose businesses, the system also households and has the capacity to process (3) balers chosen for this high volume task Ram balers. These were selected for the high absolute necessity for any MRF this size.future service has and will be Inc., with locations in the Bay Area and please contact Olympic Wire & Equipment 949-646-9731

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