Florida recycling center opens
Republic Services held the grand opening of its newly constructed state-of-the-art regional recycling center located in northwest Jacksonville. The facility will serve the residents and businesses throughout a multi-county area, including Duval, St. Johns and west to Alachua County and beyond, as well as areas of south Georgia including Savannah.
This recycling center represents a major investment by Republic Services in technology with advanced sorting capabilities, making the process of adding these materials back into new products easier.
The 70,000 sq.ft. facility will be able to process more than 65,000 tons of recyclables per year and the facility was designed to allow for expansion as recycling grows beyond the region and the increased processing can be added as quickly as demand requires.
The Eco Center at the facility will be available to teach the importance of reducing waste and to explain what happens to recyclables once they leave homes and businesses. Tours and training will be available at the Eco Center to students, professionals and community groups and a full range of educational opportunities will be available.