Phoenix-based Republic Services has announced that the Oregon Recycling Association has recognized its Pacific Region Compost (PRC) facility in Corvallis, Oregon, with the Recycler of the Year Award. The award was presented at the Association of Oregon Recyclers' annual conference in Gleneden Beach, Oregon.
“We are honored by this recognition,” says Greg Brummer, area president of Republic Services. “The Pacific Region Compost facility is stronger today because of our community partnerships and our customers. Together, we are enabling communities and local businesses throughout Oregon to achieve their sustainability goals for generations to come.”
Republic Services is one of the leading providers of organics collection and processing in the state of Oregon. In 2010, the PRC became the first Oregon compost facility to be approved for type 3 organics composting, including proteins, dairy and all food scraps. As the largest composting facility in Oregon, the PRC processes more than 120,000 tons of residential yard waste, residential organics and commercial food waste each year, producing a nutrient rich compost used for area agricultural, landscaping and gardening purposes.
“The Association of Oregon Recyclers is proud to present Republic Services with the Recycler of the Year Award,” said Amy Roth, resource director of the Association of Oregon Recyclers. “Companies like Republic Services are leaders in making steps toward a more sustainable system of materials management and are celebrated for their efforts. We hope their example influences others to strive for a better future where environmental impacts of our consumer choices are minimized.”
Through predecessor companies, Republic has served the Corvallis area for more than 40 years. Republic employs 320 people in Oregon’s Benton, Linn, and Marion counties who serve more than 100,000 residential customers. Republic also owns and operates a landfill, four transfer stations, six recycle centers, 170 collection trucks, and the PRC facility in the area.