Verdeco Recycling to open PET recycling plant in Indiana

New plant will be capable of producing more than 60 million pounds of FDA-approved food-contact-grade recycled PET per year.


Verdeco Recycling Midwest, a part of Verdeco Recycling, headquartered in South Gate, California, has announced plans to open a plastics recycling facility in Terre Haute, Indiana. The company says building modifications are close to being complete and the facility is expected to open in June 2016.

Verdeco Recycling manufactures Food and Drug Administration- (FDA-) approved PET (polyethylene terephthalate) resins using what it calls a proprietary processing technology. When the Indiana plant opens, it will be the company’s second U.S. plant, the first being established in South Gate in 2012.

“It has been an exciting process to come to this point,” says Alex Ofer, president of Verdeco Recycling Midwest. “Our expansion into The Hoosier State represents yet another milestone in the growth of Verdeco Recycling. The Terre Haute plant will allow us to better serve the needs of our existing clients while also bringing new companies to the Verdeco Recycling family of customers.”

Verdeco adds that the location of the new facility will allow it to service markets throughout the Midwest.

“Verdeco Recycling is investing substantial capital to bring the plant up to the highest reliability, quality and cleanliness standards, thus further enhancing our state-of-the-art technology,” says Rick Blakeslee, Verdeco’s project manager.

When fully operational the Indiana facility will produce more than 60 million pounds of FDA-approved food-contact-grade recycled PET, bringing the company’s total U.S. capacity to more than 100 million pounds per year.