Southern Waste Systems officially opened its newest South Florida recycling facility on Oct. 22.
Southern Waste Systems and Sun Recycling are the largest recyclers of construction and demolition material in the state, with three of their 12 facilities located in Palm Beach County. The new 10-acre site on Wallis Road adds an additional 10 employees to the current team of 709 employees.
The addition of the new facility, dedicated to the recycling of concrete aggregate, complements the complex just west on Wallis Road that recycles single-stream, mixed construction and demolition material and yard waste. The company’s two other facilities in the county are in West Palm Beach and Lantana.
“The State of Florida goal of 75 percent recycling has played a vital role in bringing awareness to the importance of recycling,” said Charles Gusmano, president and CEO of Southern Waste Systems. “The investment in this facility is testament to our ongoing commitment to the environment, but the real need for the facility is the result of the economy moving in the right direction and citizens who are committed to doing the right thing by recycling.”
Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce CEO Wayne Burns agreed. “Green jobs are good jobs, and we are proud to have Southern Waste Systems as a member of the chamber,” he said.
Southern Waste Systems is a full-service waste and recycling company with more than 50 years’ experience in solid waste collection, disposal and recycling. The company serves Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties. Sun Recycling also operates construction and demolition material recycling facilities in Pompano Beach, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach and Miami, in addition to other facilities in Deerfield Beach and Davie. Sun recycles up to 90 percent of the debris that it collects. For more information, visit www.southernwastesystems.com.
ABOVE: Company officials and business leaders at the Oct. 22 ribbon cutting.