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ReCommunity – Daily Hudson Valley News http://www.hvinsider.com/articles Online news source for the Mid Hudson Region Fri, 01 May 2015 05:10:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.2 Report Shows Hudson Valley Recycling Efforts Were Beneficial http://www.hvinsider.com/articles/report-shows-hudson-valley-recycling-efforts-were-beneficial/ Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:32:08 +0000 http://www.hvinsider.com/articles/?p=12749 ReCommunity, the greater Hudson Valley’s recycling partner, announced today—Earth Day—the overall impact of local recycling efforts for 2012. Hudson Valley residents can download a copy of the report at http://www.recommunity.com/asr for fun comparisons equating the amount of recycled material to the amount of trees and oil saved, jobs created and more.

“Earth Day marks a perfect opportunity for us to showcase our commitment to the forward-thinking communities of Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Putnam, Ulster, Rockland and Westchester Counties,” says James Devlin, ReCommunity CEO, “and to celebrate the communities’ recycling efforts which helped create more jobs and a better future.”

Hudson Valley Sustainability Report Highlights

ReCommunity’s Hudson Valley facility opened one year ago today. Residents helped produced 65,923 tons of recyclable materials in 2012. Within all those tons, we found the following facts.

What’s contained in 65,923 tons of recyclable material in Hudson Valley?

25,314,322 aluminum cans or enough aluminum to build 5 jumbo jet airliners
206,625,113 plastic bottles or the equivalent of saving 4,494,758 gallons of oil
8,037,974,810 sheets of paper or the equivalent of 677,817 trees
74,102,372 glass bottles or enough energy to power 17,764 computers for a week

What’s the economic impact of recovering 65,923 tons of recyclable materials?

132 jobs created

Additional environmental impacts of recovering 65,923 tons of recycled materials:

191,313 metric tons of CO2-equivalent greenhouse gases prevented, which equates to removing 35,039 cars from the road annually
84,758 cubic yards of landfill space saved, which equates to 4,913 Olympic-sized swimming pools filled with garbage

About ReCommunity

ReCommunity, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is a leading recycling and recovery company that is focused on dramatically reducing the volume of landfilled waste. The company aims to lead a Recovery RevolutionTM by repositioning waste as a strategic community resource instead of a growing liability. With 36 facilities in 13 states, ReCommunity enables community partners to create additional revenue, create new jobs, and create a better future. For more information, visit www.ReCommunity.com.


Dutchess County Executive Molinaro Celebrates Grand Opening of ReCommunity Beacon http://www.hvinsider.com/articles/dutchess-county-executive-molinaro-celebrates-grand-opening-of-recommunity-beacon/ Tue, 24 Apr 2012 21:21:42 +0000 http://www.hvinsider.com/articles/?p=7639 Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro joined with officials from the City of Beacon and the business community for the ceremonial grand opening event for ReCommunity Beacon, the state-of-the-art automated recycling facility located 508 Fishkill Avenue in Beacon.  ReCommunity invested $7.5 million to build and install state-of-the art sorting equipment in the 52,000 square foot building to process recyclable plastics, old newspapers, junk mail, magazines, office papers, cardboard, tin, aluminum and glass food and beverage containers.

County Executive Molinaro said, “Having ReCommunity located in our Dutchess County community is a win-win.    This state of the art facility brings new jobs to the community and will be an important component in our efforts to increase the recycling rates in Dutchess County.   ReCommunity’s simplified, single stream recycling expands the list of acceptable materials and makes recycling easy for residents.”

ReCommunity Beacon Dutchess County

County Executive Molinaro joins City of Beacon Mayor Randy Casale and officials from ReCommunity to push the electronic control to ceremonially start operations at ReCommunity’s new facility in Beacon.

Dutchess County ReCommunity Beacon

ReCommunity loves Beacon! A bale of crushed beverage bottles can be seen to the right in the first stage of recycling. Pictured from left to right: City of Beacon councilwoman Agnes Papula Compagnone, City of Beacon Mayor Randy Casale, County Executive Marc Molinaro and City of Beacon councilman George Mansfield.

ReCommunity Beacon

County Executive Molinaro welcomes ReCommunity to Dutchess County. ReCommunity is a state-of-the-art Materials Recovery Facility located in Beacon.