Pratt Holds Groundbreaking of New Facility

Nonrecyclables collected at the facility will be converted to energy for use at the company’s paper mill.

May 2, 2013
Waste Today Staff

Pratt Industries, a Conyers, Ga.-based paper recycling and packaging company, held a ceremonial groundbreaking of a solid waste transfer station at its corporate headquarters on April 25.

Myles Cohen (second from right) welcomes Conyers Mayor Randy Mills and other local dignitaries at a groundbreaking of Pratt Industries' new solid waste transfer station..

Pratt says it is building the transfer station as part of a long-term public-private partnership between the company and the city of Conyers.

"The contract transitions Conyers' municipal solid-waste collection to Pratt's Recycling Division," says Myles Cohen, Pratt’s division president. "Additionally, the transfer station will also accept residential and commercial solid waste from other waste haulers and cities in Georgia."

Any recoverable paper entering the transfer station will be diverted from landfill and consumed by Pratt’s 100 percent recycled-content paperboard mill in Conyers, according to the company. Other materials collected at the facility will be used as feedstock for the paper mill’s on-site waste-to-energy facility.