Dallas recycling facility named Best in North America
The City of Dallas’ material recovery facility (MRF) has been named the Best Recycling Facility in North America by the National Waste and Recycling Association. The MRF is operated by FCC Environmental Services, and opened at the beginning of 2017.
The MRF met several important measures to win this award. Key points included innovation, types of material recovered and the quality processed, and sustainability measures put in place. The 15,000-square foot facility can process 140,000 tons of recyclables a year, and can handle over 40 tons per hour.
The MRF is an important part of Dallas’ Zero Waste Plan, which aims to have 40 percent recyclable waste by 2020, 60 percent by 2030, and Zero Waste by 2040. The facility also has exclusive rights to all recycling containers in the City for the next 15 years.