Rockland Green Celebrates Grand Opening of New Materials Reovery Facility With Ribbon Cutting
Rockland Green Waste Management Company celebrated the grand opening of its new Materials Recovery Facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday morning.
The brand new facility for Rockland's recyclables, including bottles, cans, cardboard, and paper, will help Rockland County reduce, reuse, and recycle more efficiently, given the increase of 15,000 square feet over the last location, its state-of-the-art improvements, and new fire prevention technology.
Rockland Green's upgraded Materials Recovery Facility on Torne Valley Road in Hillburn is expected to cut costs and boost revenue as the new facility will be able to process upward of 40 tons of material per hour.
Previously, the waste management company was only able to process an average of 20 tons per hour.
The new facility utilizes a more modern technology called optical sorting that can sort different materials and improve the overall quality of the final recycled product.
Rockland Green joined local politicians for yesterday's ribbon-cutting ceremony, celebrating the conclusion of the three-year project.
As for the future, Rockland Green has plans to focus on food scraps.
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