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NEWS: Waste Management to Open Toronto Recycling Plant for Construction and Demolition Materials

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 31, 2012 10:05 AM
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by Glenn Meyers last modified Jan 30, 2012

Good news for contractors and builders in Toronto that recycle. According to Waste 360, Waste Management, Inc. plans to open a facility in Toronto to process construction and demolition (C&D) waste.




 

 

Good news for contractors and builders in Toronto that recycle. According to Waste 360, Waste Management, Inc. plans to open a facility in Toronto to process construction and demolition (C&D) waste.

Houston-based Waste Management indicates the technologically advanced facility will open this fall. The facility was purchased in late 2011 and will undergo substantial upgrades. The company said in a news release the total investment will be $16 million, and the facility will create 20 new jobs.

The semi-automated single-stream recycling plant will process an estimated 87,000 metric tons of C&D material in the first year. The facility will be equipped to sort materials, so contractors and developers won’t have to source separate them. The company said this should result in increased recovery rates.

The facility will serve western and southern parts of the greater Toronto area. The site was selected “because continued strong construction activity and population growth are anticipated in Toronto,” said Brad Muter, Waste Management’s vice president for eastern Canada.

In addition, the company has introduced an online tool, called DART, that will help building planners, contractors, architects and owners measure their C&D recycling, calculate diversion rates and provide documentation to support Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

 



 

 

 
 
 

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