Single stream recycling facility opened in Fort Pierce
Waste Management hosted a ceremony to mark the opening of its new $1.5 million Fort Pierce, Florida transfer station.
Fort Pierce officials joined in the festivities to kickoff off the city’s new single-stream cart recycling program. Over the past few weeks, more than 5,000 64-gallon blue carts on wheels have been delivered to Fort Pierce households to expand recycling capacity and collection.
The Waste Management Fort Pierce Transfer Station can accept up to 150 tons of municipal solid waste, construction and demolition debris, recyclables and bulk materials for sorting and transfer.
Waste Management’s senior district manager Tony Bishop will manage the new facility. Richard K. Davis Construction of Fort Pierce was the general contractor for the project which employed approximately 10 workers during the construction phase.
“Residents currently recycle about 15 percent of their waste, and our goal is to increase that to 45 percent,” said Fort Pierce Mayor, Linda Hudson.
The recyclables will be processed at Waste Management’s Reuter Recycling Facility in Pembroke Pines with the remaining waste transported to Waste Management’s Okeechobee Landfill for disposal.