ARCA Recycling Inc., headquartered in Hopkins, Minnesota, hosted a grand opening tour in late July for its new recycling center in Syracuse, New York. The center will process appliances collected through new programs with several of ARCA’s local utility partners, the company reports in a press release announcing the new center.
ARCA plans to recycle about 18,000 refrigerators and freezers annually at its new Syracuse facility, keeping more than 1,300 tons of material out of landfills and reducing emissions of ozone-depleting substances found in refrigerants and foam insulation.
ARCA’s new facility uses the Environmental Protection Agency’s Responsible Appliance Disposal-compliant processes designed to guarantee that all appliances are fully demanufactured, stripped of hazardous materials and disposed of in a safe and responsible manner.
ARCA has one of the largest appliance recycling programs in North America with more than 90 utility programs in operation. ARCA Recycling Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. ARCA and its subsidiaries are in the business of recycling major household appliances in North America by providing turnkey appliance recycling and replacement services for utilities and other sponsors of energy efficiency programs.