Recycling company adds rooftop solar energy park

Waxman Industrial Services Ltd., a full service recycling company, announced they will be installing a 500kW solar energy park on the flat roof of their 87,000 sq. ft. industrial facility, located in Burlington, Ontario.

Rooftop Solar Energy Park

In 2009, Waxman launched an aggressive green initiative program named Scrap Cares. The Scrap Cares program entails the company’s direct involvement in the recycling process every step of the way, from collecting old items, to processing and distributing reusable raw materials. The hands-on approach has become so successful, that it has propelled Waxman Industrial into becoming the fastest growing company of its kind in the nation.

The rooftop solar energy park will be financed, built and operated by Atlantic Wind & Solar Inc. and the electricity generated will be sold directly into the Ontario hydro grid.

The solar energy system, scheduled for construction in Spring 2011, will generate enough clean energy to power approximately 100 local homes, and will offset 500 tons of harmful CO2 from being released into the environment every year.