Fire damaged recycling facility reopens
Waste Management, Inc. and its subsidiary, WM Recycle
America, joined local officials and the Onondaga County Resource
Recovery Agency (OCRRA) to formally reopen the company’s single-stream
municipal recycling facility in Liverpool, New York.
Waste Management invested $11 million to rebuild
the facility which had been severely damaged by a fire in April
This facility supports residential and commercial
recycling in Onondaga County, including the city of Syracuse, as
well as other communities throughout Central New York.
With 94,000 square feet of production space and
the ability to process up to 20 tons of recyclables per hour, the
Liverpool facility is the largest single-stream recycling operation
in New York State.
the October ribbon-cutting ceremony were Onondaga County executive
Nicholas Pirro, OCRRA executive director Tom Rhoads, WM Recycle
America president Patrick DeRueda, and Waste Management senior vice
president Jim Trevathan.
By making the process of handling recyclables
easier, WM’s single-stream recycling facility has the potential
to increase the already high rate of participation in recycling
by Onondaga County residents and businesses, which currently approaches
“This multi-million dollar investment exemplifies
Waste Management’s leadership as North America’s largest
recycler in offering communities and businesses the most effective
and affordable recycling options,” said Patrick DeRueda, president,
WM Recycle America.