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Waste Pro Announces the Grand Opening of New State-of-the-Art Material Recovery Facility in Manatee County

BRADENTON, FL – February 13th, 2017 – Waste Pro announces the grand opening of a new 14,000-square-foot state-of-the-art material recovery facility at its Regional Operations Center in Sarasota, located at 7921 15th St. East. The event was held on February 8th, with local elected officials from Manatee County and surrounding municipalities as well as leaders from Waste Pro’s corporate office in attendance.

“Waste Pro’s expansion is a wonderful addition to the southern end of Manatee County,” said Manatee County Commissioner, Robin DiSabatino. The facility originally opened in 2008 after a major renovation. “We are proud to have partnered with Manatee County on this recycling initiative,” said Division Manager, Sean Jennings. “We are committed to the community and are excited about the long term effects this will have on improving the quality of life for the residents in Manatee County.”

The project is a direct result of the need to process the large volume of recycled materials collected curbside by Waste Pro’s vehicles. “The convenience and larger capacity of the new recycling carts has increased the overall amount of recyclables,” said Waste Pro Regional Vice President, Keith Banasiak.

The SRQ Material Recovery Facility was designed by Tom Walter of the Walter Group of Sarasota and constructed by Metropole Construction of Fort Myers in preparation for Manatee County’s conversion to single-stream recycling which went into effect last October and will be processing up to 2,000 tons of mixed glass, metals, plastics, paper and cardboard, per month, from residential and commercial sources throughout unincorporated Manatee County.

The facility is equipped with the latest advances in single-stream technology and safety from CP Manufacturing, a leading recycling manufacturer based in California, including disc screens that detect and mechanically separate recyclables based on material, size and density.

The implementation of a single stream system enables customers to dispose of their recyclables responsibly in a larger container without the hassle of sorting through materials manually. In addition, the advanced technologies integrated into Waste Pro’s new sorting line, as well as a team of 20 employees, will ensure that the majority of the materials collected can be salvaged.

Waste Pro is one of this country’s fastest growing privately owned waste collection, recycling, processing and disposal companies, operating in nine southeastern states. Serving more than two million residential and 40,000 commercial customers from over 75 operating locations, Waste Pro is headquartered in Longwood, Florida, and maintains more than 235 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.