Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Business & Finance
  3. Industry

New single stream recycling facility being built in Berks County

See also

J. P. Mascaro & Sons, offers solid waste services in over 80 municipalities in Pennsylvania, including hauling, transporting, transferring, disposing, recycling, and composting. The firm is building the Pioneer Crossing Recycling Center in Exter Township of Berk County; a single stream recycling facility opposite the company's landfill with the same name.

Single stream recycling involves the recyclable material not needing to be presorted. The facility will have automation that will not allow it to take all items that can be recycled from one point. Technology including magnets, screens, and optical scanner accept, separate, and sort the material into its proper recycle categories.

The construction will be completed before the end of the year. The facility will include an administration building, and the plant is designed with catwalk through out, allowing for educational tours for residents and school children to teach them the benefits of recycling.

The plant will cost over $1 million to build and will be the first of it kinds for the county, spanning 73,500 square feet, and able to handle and sort 300 tons of material daily.

The company believes that when residents do not have to presort items for recycling; participation is higher, more material is recycled which frees space in the landfills, and is a win for the community and environment.

Advertisement

News

  • Baseball Hall of Fame
    The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown welcomes six new inductees
    Video
    Video
  • 2012 do-over
    If we were to re-do the 2012 election, a new poll suggests Romney would win
    Politics
  • Boko Haram
    Boko Haram kidnaps the wife of the vice prime minister of Cameroon
    World News
  • Ceasefire breaks
    Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu claims Hamas broke another brief ceasefire
    Gaza
  • Close call with CME
    Scientists tell how Earth survived a giant solar flare back in 2012
    Space
  • Comic-Con
    What's going on at Comic-Con? Get all the latest updates here
    Comic-Con

Related Videos:

  • Randal DeHart, PMP, QPA Outsourced Contractors Bookkeeping Services Specialist, Fast Easy Accounting
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/maJbLqcMXrk?rel=0?rel=0&amp;VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Portraits of Hope: A Photo Collection of Rescued Horses
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jAIpFA2yugU?rel=0?rel=0&amp;VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Amazon reports large net loss for recent quarter
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518340151" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518340151&autoStart=true"></div>