New facility is expected to open in early 2013.
ReCommunity, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., has signed a 20-year agreement with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) to operate a recycling facility that will serve the entire state of Delaware.
To accomplish the job, the company has announced plans to invest $15 million to repurpose an existing 64,000-square-foot building and to install sorting equipment within the Delaware Recycling Center (DRC), in New Castle, Del. When operational in early 2013, the single-stream MRF will process aluminum, plastics, paper, cardboard, tin and glass collected from throughout the state.
DSWA currently aggregates recyclables at one of two transfer stations and then ships the material to ReCommunity MRFs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as to other MRFs in the area. ReCommunity has taken over recycling transfer operations at the DRC and plans to begin upgrading several buildings at the facility in the next 90 days.
“We appreciate ReCommunity’s commitment to our community and to putting people to work in Delaware. We look forward to their success and growth here,” Delaware Gov. Jack Markell says.
“ReCommunity is a company with a purpose. We exist to help our community partners extract value from their own resources," says Jim Bohlig, ReCommunity CEO. "In the process, we help make them stronger economically and help make the environment cleaner. We look forward to a long partnership with the state of Delaware."
Pat Canzano DSWA CEO says, “When DSWA reviewed the proposals for green industries at the DRC, it was clear ReCommunity was a leader in the recycling industry, but what was most impressive about them was their commitment to Delaware and the surrounding community."