Rumpke says it will build a 32-million dollar recycling center in Saint Bernard to replace its former facility destroyed by fire last year.
In a release the company says the facility will be 85-thousand square feet and will create one of the largest and most technologically advanced residential recycling systems in the U.S. It will be capable of sorting up to 55 tons of material every hour, more than doubling the capabilities of the previous system.
Rumpke estimates the new facility will bring about 100 new jobs to St. Bernard.
Rumpke says it expects the site to open in the fall. The new plant will use optical sorting technology to identify and separate recyclable materials by type. The operation will also expand commercial glass recycling opportunities for major generators such as bars and restaurants.