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RockTenn Opens New Single-Stream Recycling Center in Tennessee

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RockTenn, Norcross, Ga., USA, has opened a new single-stream recycling facility in Memphis, Tenn., expanding its recycling capabilities and increasing its presence and service capabilities. The new 150,000 sq-ft facility will complement RockTenn's established Tennessee single-stream recycling plants in Chattanooga and Knoxville.

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 city's metropolitan area, represents a key investment in RockTenn's Recycling and Waste Solutions growth plan. This is RockTenn's ninth single-stream system within its 39 recycling facilities. The company will continue to expand its recycling powers nationwide in the upcoming year 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 customers' sustainability initiatives across the country," said Mike Oswald, SVP and GM, RockTenn Recycling and Waste Solutions.

RockTenn's 39 Recycling and Waste Solutions facilities partner with venders across the U.S. to provide innovative ways to recycle items that are not main stream. The company's Recycling and Waste Solutions employees are dedicated to managing waste streams, recovering recyclables, and finding new life for old items, in addition to educating companies and communities about the importance of recycling and reducing the amount of materials that enter landfills.

RockTenn's Recycling and Waste Solutions business is one of the largest recycling operations in the world, processing more than 9 million tpy of papers, plastics, metals, and more through its 39 facilities in North America.


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