Allied Waste converts Buffalo facility to support single-stream recycling

Allied Waste Services has begun at its Buffalo recycling facility to upgrade the facility to single-stream processing of recyclable materials instead of the dual-stream system used currently.

Upon completion of the project, which is expected in the first quarter of 2009, Allied Waste’s Buffalo facility will be able to process over 350 tons of recyclable material daily.

Allied Waste will invest approximately $2 million in upgrading its Buffalo recycling center, which has been providing recycling services to the area since 1991. The resulting switch to single-stream recycling and advanced sorting technologies will enable the Company’s Buffalo plant to capture additional plastics, all mixed and broken glass, and reduce the volume of recyclables going to area landfills.