State of the Art Recycling Processing Facility, ‘The American Recycling Center’ Cuts Ribbon and Opens ‘Interactive Learning Center’ to the Public
American Disposal Services partnered with sorting equipment manufacturer, Machinex, to host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening of their State of the Art, Single Stream Recycling Processing facility and attached Interactive Learning Center, The American Recycling Center. The ceremony was held April 23rd, from 11am-2pm at The American Recycling Center located in Manassas, VA.
Speakers included Chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, Corey A. Stewart; American Disposal Services General Manager, Kevin Edwards; Director of Keep Prince William Beautiful, Kiliaen Anderson; ALCOA representative, Brian Cabat and Machinex Territory Sales Manager, Rusty Angel.
Speakers discussed the positive impact the American Recycling Center will have
on the environment and the local economy, as well as the valuable recycling and environmental education now available to members of the community, at the attached Interactive Learning Center.
Tom Smith, Prince William County Solid Waste Division Chief, also presented American Disposal Services with a congratulatory award on behalf of the Prince William County, Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division. The award was presented as a recognition and thank you for American’s commitment to waste reduction. The award is made from 100% recycled glass.
After Chairman Stewart and American Disposal Services owners cut the ribbon, the doors to the Interactive Learning Center were officially opened to the public and tours of the processing facility were offered to guests.
“At the facility, recyclables will be taken full circle: ‘Curb to Commodity.’ After being picked up and brought to the facility, materials are sorted, baled and sold to manufacturers in America and all over the world who make new products.” Paul Coury, American Disposal Services’ President said. “Producing only the highest quality materials ensures that our end product will be used for new, recycled goods. The process is essentially an infinite loop; in that no material is wasted.”
The Interactive Learning Center
The American Recycling Center, which is attached to the American Recycling Center, offers members of the community the chance to come to learn about recycling, environmental awareness and the trip recyclables make from the time they leave the curb until they leave the facility as a raw commodity, destined to become new, recycled goods.
The colorful, hands-on Interactive Learning Center offers presentations, as well as an interactive museum style corridor featuring a recycling time line and detailed explanations of each step materials take as they make their way through the different sorting equipment at the facility.
At the Interactive Learning Center, representatives from American will continue their ongoing education of the community though their ThinkBeforeYouThrow® outreach programs.