North Las Vegas, Nev. — Republic Services Inc. has opened a residential recycling center in North Las Vegas that it calls “the largest and smartest residential recycling center in North America.”
The Southern Nevada Recycling Center officially opened Nov. 12. According to Republic Services, the new center has the capacity to process 2 million pounds of recyclable material daily.
The 110,000-square-foot center features several advanced recycling technologies, including five optical sorters which use 2-D and 3-D technologies to make material separation decisions in milliseconds, Republic Services said.
The center also includes a learning center which provides the public with sustainability-oriented educational displays and community videos, as well as a live video stream of recycling operations.
Republic Services operates 66 recycling centers nationwide and processes approximately 5 million tons of recyclable material annually, according to the company.