Waste Pro opens new Florida MRF to meet higher volumes

Dive Brief:

  • Waste Pro recently opened a new 14,000-square-foot material recovery facility at its existing regional operations center in Sarasota, FL.
  • The facility has capacity for up to 2,000 tons per month of single-stream material, including glass, from Manatee County. 
  • The expansion has sorting technology from CP Manufacturing and will employ an additional 20 people. 

Dive Insight:

Waste Pro is one of two companies with a contract for Manatee County, which converted to a single-stream system in October 2016. The company said the new program's convenience and larger carts have led to higher volumes of material since the switch. The county contract allows Waste Pro to keep any profits from the material, but also bear any losses, so a higher capture rate could be beneficial to offset low prices for some commodities.

This is the latest in a series of new or expanded MRFs driven by increased recycling tonnage. One of the most recent, Resource Management Group's new San Diego facility, also worked with the CP Group. The company's glass recovery technology is said to be advanced enough to viably sort the material at a time when some cities have stopped collecting it.

The recent grand opening helps Waste Pro continue to promote itself as one of the fastest growing privately owned companies in the industry. Within the past year Waste Pro acquired 11 companies from multiple states and gained more than 33,000 customers in the process.

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