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EDCO Opens Newest State-Of-The-Art Recycling Facility in the Country

June 30, 2017

On June 30, 2017, EDCO celebrated the grand opening of its newest recycling facility, Escondido Resource Recovery (ERR), located at 1021 West Mission Avenue in Escondido. This state-of-the-art, advanced technology facility is the newest in the country, aiming to lead EDCO “On the Road to Zero Waste.”  

The much anticipated 70,000-square foot facility can process 100,000 pounds of commingled recycling per hour using a series of screens, magnets, high-speed optic scanners and conveyors to separate mixed loads of recyclable material. Through this process, ERR is expected to divert from landfills up to 520,000,000,000 (520 billion) pounds of material from jurisdictions throughout San Diego County. “We are thrilled that through our investment in the newest, state-of-the-art recycling facility in the country, EDCO will continue to support the region in achieving zero waste goals,” said Steve South, President and Chief Executive Officer of EDCO. “With the opening of the initial phases of the facility, we have laid the groundwork to create a true resource recovery facility on the road to zero waste.” 

The initial phases of the fully permitted Master Facility Plan that opened are the commingled recycling facility and administrative offices, with a mixed-waste processing facility, an anaerobic digester and public education room to follow. Upon the completion of all phases as well as the existing transfer station and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) powered collection fleet, ERR will be one of the most innovative facilities of its type.

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