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City of Houston

Mayor Turner And Spanish Company FCC Break Ground For New Recycling Facility

Located in northeast Houston, it will be over 100,000 square feet and will process about 65,000 tons of recyclable materials per year

Photo: City of Houston's Solid Waste Management Department via Facebook
This photo shows a rendering of Houston's new recycling facility, which is scheduled to start operating in March 2019.

Mayor Sylvester Turner, City officials and representatives from Spanish company FCC broke ground Tuesday for Houston's new recycling facility in the northeast part of town.

The size of the new facility will be over 100,000 square feet.

Turner said it will handle the processing and sorting of all the single stream recycling collected by the City, which amounts to 65,000 tons per year.

The facility will recycle glass, paper, plastic, metals and aluminum, and the Mayor noted it will generate up to 100 jobs.

FCC won the City's recycling contract and it will invest $23 million in the new facility, which is scheduled to start operating in March 2019, according to the Solid Waste Management Department.

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