MARCH 2012

RockTenn invests in automated sorting

RockTenn has opened a new single-stream recycling facility in Memphis, Tennessee, expanding the company’s recycling capabilities and increasing its presence and service capabilities.

The new 150,000 sq. ft. facility will complement RockTenn’s established single-stream recycling plants in Chattanooga and Knoxville. The automated, single-stream system allows designated recyclable materials to be fully commingled during collection instead of separated into different bins – a process that offers significant benefits to homes and businesses.

The opening of the Memphis plant, as the first single-stream facility in the city’s metropolitan area, represents a key investment in RockTenn’s Recycling and Waste Solutions growth plan.

This is RockTenn’s 9th single-stream system within its 39 recycling facilities. The company will continue to expand its recycling powers nationwide in the upcoming year.

RockTenn’s 39 recycling and waste solutions facilities partner with venders across the United States to provide innovative ways to recycle items that are not mainstream. The company’s Recycling and Waste Solutions employees are dedicated to managing waste streams, recovering recyclables and finding new life for old items, in addition to educating companies and communities about the importance of recycling and reducing the amount of materials that enter landfills.