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Tennessee municipality plans to add robots to facility

The West Tennessee Regional Recycling Hub has been awarded a $495,000 grant by The Recycling Partnership (TRP).

The partial required match of $330,000 increased the grant to $825,000. These funds will expand the West Tennessee Regional Recycling Hub’s materials recovery facility (MRF) to collect more recyclables and more efficiently process those materials. The hub, a regional collaboration heavily supported by Chester County, was selected because of its dedication to advancing recycling in the region.

“The Recycling Hub is a vital part of the West Tennessee region,” Mayor Barry Hutcherson says. “With the growth we are seeing in West Tennessee, I am proud that Chester County is expanding the recycling program and facility. It’s perfect timing.”

The county’s solid waste staff applied for and received the grant from TRP, a Washington-based nongovernment organization advancing the circular economy by building better recycling systems in U.S. communities and states. The partnership receives support from the Washington-based American Beverage Association’s Every Bottle Back initiative and the Beverage Association of Tennessee.

Source : Recycling Today