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Republic Services Celebrates Opening of "Next-Gen" Recycling Center in Plano, Texas
State-of-the Art Facility Demonstrates Company's Commitment to Recycling Innovation and Consumer Education
"This facility exemplifies
On average, recycling contamination levels are at 30 percent, which means the separation of clean recyclables from contaminated material is more important than ever. The Plano facility uses highly advanced sorting technologies to process 350 tons of recyclable material per day – separating material in milliseconds. This includes optical sorters, next-generation anti-wrap fiber screens and other innovative techniques. Additionally, an automated, touch screen control system and tablet-based capabilities allow for real-time systems management and monitoring, data acquisition and remote access from anywhere in the world.
The Plano Center includes a first-of-its-kind, interactive Learning Center designed to educate consumers about recycling. Visitors of all ages can get a first-hand view of the recycling process from the observation deck, view recycling and sustainability educational videos and colorful displays, and play interactive games throughout the 5,000 square foot learning space. Public tours of the Learning Center should be scheduled in advance. More information about how to become a better recycler and reduce contamination rates can be found at recyclingsimplified.com.
The opening of the new Plano Recycling Center builds upon
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