The Phoenix-based waste management and recycling company Republic Services has announced plans to invest $19 million to update its recycling centers in Hazelwood, Mo., and Bella Villa, Mo., both located in St. Louis County.
The company says it serves more than 200,000 households and 27,000 commercial and industrial accounts in the St. Louis area.
In a news release, Republic Services says the enhancements include the addition of technology that will allow the company to triple its recycling capacity to as much as 30 tons per hour.
"The improvements we're making to our recycling centers in St. Louis allow us to meet current demand, and we're adding capacity to accommodate even more recycling in the future," says Tim Trost, area president, Republic Services. "We want St. Louis to rethink waste and shift the paradigm to focus first on recycling and then send the material that remains to the landfill."