SPOKANE, Wash. — Waste Management (WM) announced plans to invest $56 million to advance recycling technologies at three material recovery facilities across Washington.
With the demand for recycled products expected to rise, the investment will help WM capture more recycled materials and increase access to recycling for its customers.
“Sustainability is WM’s core business,” said WM Pacific Northwest Vice President Jason Rose. “This investment confirms WM’s longstanding commitment to helping Washington communities and businesses to achieve bold sustainability goals.”
WM will upgrade several material recovery facilities with state-of-the-art technology. The goal is to reduce contamination and enable for recyclables to be processed at a high standard at these facilities.
$15 million of the investment will go towards the Spokane Materials and Recycling Technology (SMaRT) Center.
This facility processes recyclables collected from communities and businesses in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. The SMaRT center will receive several upgrades, planned to commence in 2023 and complete by early 2024.
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