The 110,000-square-foot North Las Vegas facility is the largest residential recycling center in North America, with the capacity to process 2 million pounds of recyclable material a day (or roughly 70 tons per hour). For context, the bales of recyclables the facility processes in a single day can reach as high as two Stratosphere towers.
It has sophisticated sorters of the magnetic, optical and humankind—separating trash into paper, plastic, aluminum, glass and landfill-bound. It’s a stunning display of the detritus of modern society, from plastic water bottles to food containers to a head-spinning array of product packaging.
In one corner sits a mountain of cardboard boxes, the majority stamped with the Amazon smiley face, a reminder of the price of convenience. Walters even has a name for this new class of trash: the Amazon effect. During the pandemic, it has increased in proportion to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ net worth.
As a leader in the environmental services industry, we’re leveraging technology to increase recycling at the Southern Nevada Recycling Center, which takes in 1.8 million pounds of recyclables per day.
According to lasvegasweekly.com; vegasrecyclingcenter.com. Source of photos: internet