RockTenn Opens Single-Stream Recycling Facility in Memphis

A sorter helps RockTenn capture glass from a single stream.

Feb. 2, 2012 - RockTenn announced the opening of a new single-stream recycling facility in Memphis, Tennessee, expanding the companyís recycling capabilities and increasing its presence and service capabilities.

The new 150,000 square-foot facility will complement RockTennís established single-stream recycling plants in Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tenn. The automated, single-stream system allows designated recyclable materials to be fully commingled during collection instead of separated into different bins, a process that offers significant benefits to homes and businesses.

The opening of the Memphis plant, as the first single-stream facility in the cityís metropolitan area, represents a key investment in RockTennís Recycling and Waste Solutions growth plan. This is RockTennís ninth single-stream system within its thirty-nine recycling facilities.

Norcross, Georgia-based RockTenn, said that it will continue to expand its recycling powers nationwide in the upcoming year in order to reinforce its commitment to provide easy recycling solutions to better serve customers worldwide.

"We are investing in new facilities across the country to support demand and provide full-service solutions through innovative technology. Our growth is focused on making recycling easy by increasing our single-stream capabilities and supporting our customersí sustainability initiatives across the country,Ē said Mike Oswald, senior vice president and general manager, RockTenn Recycling and Waste Solutions.

RockTennís Recycling and Waste Solutions business is one of the largest recycling operations in the world, processing more than nine million tons annually. With 39 facilities in North America processing various grades of papers, plastics, metals and more, and services both large and small companies, RockTenn provides custom programs to reduce waste, minimize costs and support sustainability goals.

SOURCE: RockTenn