New recycling facility to be built in Montgomery
August 17, 2013 by Sarah
Officials from Montgomery have recently announced that a new materials recycling facility will be built in the city at a cost of $35 million, and will add about 110 jobs to the local economy. It is most likely that flyer printing is being used so that the residents become aware of this new opportunity – which is also the first recycling facility of its kind in the country.
The facility, to be called Infinitus Renewable Enery Park at Montgomery, is being financed, built, and operated by Infinitus Energy, which is based over in Florida. Ground has already been broken on the 82,000 square foot facility, and construction is expected to be completed in less than a year.
Once the facility opens, there will no longer be a need for residents to separate their trash and about 70 to 80 per cent of all trash will be recycled. The amount of waste that goes back into the city’s landfill will also be greatly reduced, as Infinitus has to pay a tipping fee to the city for every ton of waste that goes back into the landfill.
According to Steve Miller, chief executive of Bulk Handling Systems – the company responsible for the technology of the new facility – three kinds of technology will be used in the process for determining the nature of the trash and sorting it. There will also be hand sorters at the facility. About 225,000 tons of trash will be handled per year by the new technology.