‘Curb to Commodity’ …That’s what we call it here at American: The journey your recyclables take from the moment they leave your curb until they are sorted, baled and then shipped all over the world to make new, recycled goods…..
Well, now American is now playing an even bigger part in that journey as we welcome our state of the art recycling processing facility The American Recycling Center, as well as the attached Interactive Learning Center.
The American Recycling Center is American’s new Single Stream Recycling Processing Facility, located here in Prince William County.
This Recycling Center saves over 1 million kilowatts of energy …per DAY.
That’s enough energy to drive a car almost 400,000 MILES and enough energy to power a house for over 100 YEARS….
And yes, I did say-per DAY.
“The American Recycling Center saves over 1 million kilowatts of energy per DAY-enough energy to drive a car almost 400,000 MILES and power a house for over 100 YEARS….And yes, I did say-per DAY.”
We held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening on April 23rd, just in time to wrap up earth month and celebrate the environmental strides American is making by unveiling the Recycling Center and Interactive Learning Center to the community.It was my honor to be the Master of Ceremonies.
Our distinguished speakers included Corey A. Stewart, Chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors; American Disposal Services General Manager, Kevin Edwards and Kiliaen Anderson, the Director of Keep Prince William Beautiful.
Topics of the inspiring speeches included the positive impact the American Recycling Center will have on the environment as well as the valuable recycling and environmental education now available to the community, at our 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 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 in Prince William County and is made from 100% recycled glass.
After Chairman Stewart and American Disposal Services owners Paul Coury and Larry Edwards 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.
Check out this short News Video, produced by Prince William County featured on “The Buzz”
To schedule a tour of The American Recycling Center and Interactive Learning Center click the link below.
As Always, Thanks for Reading!