Montgomery celebrates grand opening of new recycling facility - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Montgomery celebrates grand opening of new recycling facility

WSFA 12 News reporter Melissa Johnson gave viewers a first look inside Montgomery's new recycling facility on April 1. WSFA 12 News reporter Melissa Johnson gave viewers a first look inside Montgomery's new recycling facility on April 1.
(Source: Bulk Handling Systems) (Source: Bulk Handling Systems)
Gov. Robert Bentley (Source: Bulk Handling Systems) Gov. Robert Bentley (Source: Bulk Handling Systems)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

It's a first-of-its-kind facility, and it opened Monday in Montgomery.

The Advanced Mixed Materials Recovery Facility, know as IREP at Montgomery, is designed to sort recyclables from everyday garbage, eliminating the need for a curbside recycling program.

The facility, located on Louisville Street off the Northern Boulevard, is expected to create about 110 local jobs and keep up to 80 percent of waste from going into landfills.

There will be two to three weeks of testing after the grand opening, but company leaders say it will be fully operational by sometime in May.

For residents, recycling will be as easy as taking out the trash.

Every single piece of trash that is picked up in the green, city-issued trash cans and collected by the garbage trucks will be taken to this recycling facility to be sorted. The trash will be separated using screening, air and optical separation technologies.

The recyclable materials, like cardboard, mixed paper, metals, aluminum cans and plastic will be sold off to private companies. The rest of the trash will taken to the city's landfill.

Crews broke ground on the building this past summer.

Copyright 2014 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Police on scene of active shooter at Hattiesburg bar

    Police on scene of active shooter at Hattiesburg bar

    Saturday, September 23 2017 4:41 AM EDT2017-09-23 08:41:26 GMT

    Emergency personnel are on the scene of an active shooter report at a Hattiesburg bar. Police responded to Ropers Rockin-Country bar on Highway 49 after reports of an active shooter. Per HPD Capt. Branden McLemore, roughly 20-30 shots were fired outside the bar, no reports of anyone hit or injured. Suspect believed to be barricaded in a vehicle. No injuries reported at this time. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

    More >>

    Emergency personnel are on the scene of an active shooter report at a Hattiesburg bar. Police responded to Ropers Rockin-Country bar on Highway 49 after reports of an active shooter. Per HPD Capt. Branden McLemore, roughly 20-30 shots were fired outside the bar, no reports of anyone hit or injured. Suspect believed to be barricaded in a vehicle. No injuries reported at this time. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

    More >>
  • High school football roundup: Hattiesburg, North Forrest win at home

    High school football roundup: Hattiesburg, North Forrest win at home

    Saturday, September 23 2017 1:24 AM EDT2017-09-23 05:24:16 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Hattiesburg/Gautier Hattiesburg continued its winning ways Friday with a 56-13 win over Gautier. Jarod Conner scored twice to help ignite the Tigers offense. The Tigers host Stone next week. North Forrest/Heidelberg North Forrest won its fourth game in a row, taking down Heidelberg 20-6. Daylyn Croom found Jalen Grant in the corner of the end zone to finish the scoring for the Eagles. North Forrest will host St. Patrick next week while Heidelberg visits Collins. Copyrig...

    More >>

    Hattiesburg/Gautier Hattiesburg continued its winning ways Friday with a 56-13 win over Gautier. Jarod Conner scored twice to help ignite the Tigers offense. The Tigers host Stone next week. North Forrest/Heidelberg North Forrest won its fourth game in a row, taking down Heidelberg 20-6. Daylyn Croom found Jalen Grant in the corner of the end zone to finish the scoring for the Eagles. North Forrest will host St. Patrick next week while Heidelberg visits Collins. Copyrig...

    More >>
  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 22

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 22

Powered by Frankly