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Republic Celebrates Earth Day in Anaheim with Major Enhancements to Commercial Recycling Capabilities

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services announced today a new highly advanced, commercial sorting system at its Anaheim Recycling Center. The new system is capable of processing more than 1,000 tons of recyclable material per day, or 100-tons per hour, and is expected to double capacity in the marketplace. A video of the new system can be viewed below:

"Orange County has been at the forefront of sustainability practices for decades," said Heath Eddleblute, area president of Republic Services. "This community was an early adopter of All-In-One Recycling™, at home and work, which made recycling easier and enabled greater participation. Now, with the expanded commercial capabilities, we're positioned to bring durability to local recycling initiatives, and help our customers achieve their long-term sustainability goals."

The new commercial sorting system was designed by RRT Design & Construction and Bulk Handling Systems, and has been undergoing testing and optimization in recent months. It replaces older commercial recycling capabilities, and includes two, 70-foot trommels positioned near the start of sorting operations to increase capacity and improve the recovery rate. The system was engineered to meet future commercial recycling demands in Orange County, and early performance has exceeded expectations.

The Anaheim Recycling Center comprises...