Republic Services reports on progress of Las Vegas MRF construction

Waste and recycling firm says new MRF will be the largest in its portfolio.

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Phoenix-based Republic Services Inc. says its Southern Nevada Recycling Complex is taking shape and on track to begin operations in the fall of 2015.

Republic NevadaRepublic Services Mountain Area Director of Public Relations and Field Communications Tracy Skenandore says the material recovery facility (MRF) will be “the country’s largest recycling center.”

Contractor Cambridge Cos. has been erecting the facility’s steel frame, says Skenandore, while equipment vendor CP Group is preparing the sorting and processing equipment to be used at the MRF.

The recycling complex will include a new 110,000-square-foot building  djacent to an existing 88,000-square-foot facility.

The MRF “will serve more than 535,000 households throughout the area, including the cities of North Las Vegas, Las Vegas and Henderson, as well as Clark County,” according to a fact sheet distributed by Republic Services.

The Southern Nevada Recycling Complex will be able to process more than 265,000 tons of mixed recyclables each year, the company says, “constituting roughly 1,000 tons of mixed recyclables per day, or 70 tons per hour.”

Skenandore says Republic Services has posted a video to YouTube of the construction site shot by a video camera affixed to a drone. The video can be viewed at www.youtube.com/channel/UCBPazZFcjLVu822BWkKHo3g.