Republic Services Starts 110,000-SF Expansion at North Las Vegas Recycling Plant
- Nov 13, 2014
Republic Silver State Disposal, Inc. a subsidiary of Republic Services, Inc. has started construction on a 110,000-square-foot expansion of the Southern Nevada Recycling Complex in North Las Vegas. Once completed, the new facility will effectively double the current residential recycling capacity in southern Nevada and become the nation’s largest residential recycling complex.
SNRC’s new facility will feature new technology, such as a highly automated control system, touch-screen Human Machine Interface control, Supervisory Control, Data Acquisition monitoring, and remote access to continually monitor operations for optimal performance.
The construction project will reportedly create around 80 temporary jobs for Cambridge Construction, The CP Group and EV&A, while 180 new positions will be created once the project becomes fully operational. Completion is scheduled for the fall of 2015.
This will be the 63rd facility operated by Republic Services, and it will have a processing capacity of about 1,000 tons of mixed recyclables per day, an average of 70 tons per hour.
Also planned is an interactive learning center that will offer the public a glimpse of the recycling process through videos, displays and educational materials. This part of the development will be a resource for the community and potential customers, as well as a destination for sustainability-minded visitors to Las Vegas.