OCALA, FL–January 8, 2015— Waste Pro has opened a new state-of-the- art Material Recycling Recovery Facility (MRF) in Ocala, FL. The grand opening was marked with a ribbon cutting ceremony held on January 7th, with elected officials from surrounding counties present.
The new 65,000 square foot Recycling Facility, on nine acres, processes plastic, paper, glass, cardboard, metals and other recyclable materials at a rate of approximately 24,000 tons per year. The material will be collected from surrounding areas.
The $6.5 million investment by Waste Pro resulted in creating 21 new jobs, many of which are in the sorting department, and is located just east of Interstate 75. Ocala began its recycling program in 2012 and has seen a steady increase in volume and participation in subsequent years.
The plant plans to be fully operational, accepting recyclable goods on Monday, January 12th. This facility marks the ninth of its kind for Waste Pro throughout their footprint.
Waste Pro is one of this country’s fastest growing privately owned waste collection, recycling, processing and disposal companies, operating in eight southeastern states. Serving more than two million residential and commercial customers from over 75 operating locations, Waste Pro is headquartered in Longwood, Florida, and maintains more than 178 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.