ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A new state-of-the-art recycle facility is scheduled to officially open it's doors for business on Thursday afternoon.
Friedman Recycling has partnered with the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County to handle and process all the recycled materials from residences.
As for the new facility, all of what's brought in from the 96-gallon residential carts will be sorted through at the Edith location. The new plant has been processing materials for the last couple of weeks. It's also expected to double the output of what the city currently processes in recycled waste per year.
From here, the processed recyclables can be turned into new materials such as paper towels, jeans and other products which will likely go back into homes. The most critical part is that it will keep a lot of excess waste out of Albuquerque's landfills.
"Right now, the City of Albuquerque is doing about 12-hundred tons a month of materials," says Morris Friedman, owner of Friedman Recycling. "We anticipate with this new program they're going to double that diversion from the landfill so we anticipate 3,000 tons a month coming into our facility."
The new facility is set to officially open it's doors on Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a number of city officials expected to be on hand.
As for the home recycling bins, the city started rolling them out in May and expects them to be on every doorstep by late fall.
The City of Albuquerque recycling webpage has more information for residents at www.cabq.gov/solidwaste/recycling
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