SEPTEMBER 2009

Smurfit-Stone Container partners with Advanced Disposal

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation announced a new partnership between its recycling division and Advanced Disposal Services in Cobb County, Georgia. Through this joint venture, Smurfit-Stone will convert Cobb County’s composting facility in Marietta, Georgia, for use as a materials recycling facility (MRF). Advanced Disposal will manage the adjacent waste transfer station.

Smurfit-Stone is retrofitting sort line equipment in the 200,000 square foot composting facility to provide residential and commercial recycling services. Smurfit-Stone also operates Advanced Disposal’s MRFs in Jacksonville, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia.

With 29 plants in the United States offering comprehensive recycling and waste solutions, Smurfit-Stone is investing in automated sort systems and focusing on strategic partnerships with cities and waste haulers to dig deeper into the waste stream.

Smurfit-Stone also has invested in production tracking equipment to improve customer service and efficiency by identifying and reducing the causes of downtime on its sort lines and balers.