ReCommunity Opens MRF in Tucson

Company invests $7 million on the single-stream MRF.

September 25, 2012
Recycling Today Staff
Municipal / IC&I

ReCommunity and the City of Tucson, Ariz., have officially opened a new “single-stream recycling facility in Tucson, Ariz.

“With innovative processes and technologies and totally committed people, we are building a market-leading recycling and resource company, partnering with forward-thinking communities to transform waste into valuable resource assets for economic, social and environmental value,” says Sean Duffy,  president and COO of ReCommunity.

The company invested $7 million to build the recycling facility, which started serving the city in July 2012. The material recovery (MRF) will accept plastics, all grades of recovered fiber and aluminum, glass and steel containers.

“The partnership with ReCommunity is exciting news for City of Tucson residents who are already committed to recycling. By taking nearly all plastics, it is easier for our customers who don’t have to worry about looking at numbers or lists,” says Nancy Petersen with Tucson’s Environmental Services department.

The new MRF is the third for ReCommunity in Arizona. The company also operates recycling and recovery facilities in Phoenix and Scottsdale The company has a total of 36 facilities in 13 states.

“We are thrilled to bring the Recovery Revolution to Tucson with this new single-stream recycling facility,” says Duffy. “ReCommunity is a purpose-driven company. This state-of-the-art Tucson facility plays a significant role in expanding our footprint in Arizona and in enabling the Recovery Revolution to benefit more communities.”