will operate Emerald Waste recycling facility
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. will partner
with waste management company Emerald Waste Services (EWS) to
operate their materials recycling facility (MRF) and transfer
station in Gainesville, Florida.
Smurfit-Stone, which produces paper and paperboard
products, has also developed an expertise in recycling, initially
to help feed its own mills. Lately, the company has signed similar
partnerships with other regional waste management firms including
Advanced Disposal, Jacksonville, Florida, and Waste Services,
Inc. to help them maximize the efficiency of their MRFs in select
These partnerships can be seen as a response
to the increasing complexity of the business of materials recovery
with its price volatility, economies-of-scale, capital expenditures,
and specialized knowledge needed to operate more efficiently.