HOUSTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenstar Recycling (http://www.GreenstarRecycling.com), a leading recycler in North America, announced today that it has officially opened the first single stream recycling facility in Houston. Single stream is an innovation in recycling that allows participants to combine all recyclables into one bin – greatly increasing the convenience to participating households and businesses. Greenstar has invested $7 million in upgrading to single stream recycling and will create green jobs locally. The facility will be opened by the City of Houston's Chief Sustainability Officer, Laura Spanjian, and Greenstar's CEO Matt Delnick at a private grand opening event today. Greenstar's new partner, the Houston Dynamo, will also be on hand to support the Houston message, "Recycle and Everybody Wins."
"Greenstar is committed to increasing Houston's recycling rates and we are making the necessary investments locally to deliver results," confirmed Matt Delnick, CEO of Greenstar. "The people of Houston want to make the right choice and recycle. Now we will be able to recycle with convenience in Houston while reducing the cost of disposal and preserving our environment."
Greenstar has helped cities across Texas increase their recycling rates with the convenience of single stream – 300% in Dallas, 200% in San Antonio and 75% in Austin. Houston is now poised for growth and Greenstar expects recycling rates to increase now that single stream is available for businesses, residential subdivisions and municipalities.
Greenstar has upgraded its existing facility on Brittmoore Road in Northwest Houston. The facility has a long history of providing recycling services with operations dating back to the 1970s. The facility upgrades include new technologies to automate the sorting process so that materials come in mixed, but end up cleanly separated, baled and ready for sale as inputs into new products. The 90,000 square foot facility has the capacity to process 15,000 tons of material each month.
"Greenstar believes that recycling should be at the core of all sustainability efforts," commented Daryl Smith, General Manager of Greenstar Houston. "We are proud to be the first to offer Houston single stream – a convenient, sustainable recycling solution."
ABOUT GREENSTAR RECYCLING
Greenstar is one of America's recycling leaders providing sustainable recycling solutions in the recycle processing, commodity upgrading, managed services and commodity trading sectors of the solid waste market. Greenstar launched its North American operations in 2007, establishing Houston as its headquarters. Greenstar has grown quickly to become one of the largest recycling companies in America and has helped communities across Texas and other parts of the nation kick-start recycling programs and increase recycling volumes. In December 2010, Greenstar announced a five-year partnership with the Houston Dynamo as Exclusive and Official Jersey Sponsor. The company handles two million tons of recyclables per year through a network of 14 processing facilities with over 10,000 managed services locations. Greenstar is backed by NTR plc, a diversified renewable energy and sustainable waste management group.
For more information visit www.GreenstarRecycling.com.
About NTR plc
NTR plc, the international renewable energy group, builds and runs green energy and resource-sustaining businesses. Founded in 1978, NTR has evolved from being a developer and operator of infrastructure in Ireland to an international developer and operator of renewable energy (wind, solar and ethanol) and sustainable waste management businesses in the USA and Ireland. The Group employs over 2,000 people.
SOURCE Greenstar Recycling