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Dedication ceremony held at material recovery facility

Dedication ceremony for the Big Bear Disposal MRF. From the left to right: Gino Scopesi, general manager/owner, Big Bear Disposal; Frank Forbes, Big Bear Disposal; Jeff Mathieu, city manager, Big Bear Lake; Art Kazarian, Big Bear Disposal; supervisor James Ramos, 3rd District, County of San Bernardino; and Bill Jahn, Big Bear Lake councilman.

Local dignitaries, elected officials, civic leaders and representatives of Big Bear Disposal gathered for the dedication of the company’s new material recovery facility (MRF). Located on 3.4 acres in the mountain resort area of Big Bear Lake, California, the Big Bear Disposal MRF processes up to 50 tons per day (TPD) of source-separated recyclables and select materials as well as receiving, processing and recycling up to 40 TPD of construction and demolition debris. The material processed at the MRF originates from residential curbside and drop-off collection programs and commercial accounts. The 12,000 sq.ft. facility features a custom-made Enterprise Company elevated sorting line and baler, along with an office, employee breakroom, vehicle maintenance shop, truck wash and fuel station.

Big Bear Disposal has been providing collection and recycling services to the Big Bear area for over 25 years.