$4.5 million retrofit to boost recycling, economy

A recent $4.5 million private investment upgrade to the Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County facility in Southfield will be making it even easier for citizens to recycle and keep those plastic water bottles out of landfills. The facility, which now has the largest capacity of any recycling facility in the state of Michigan, has been in operation since 1994 and is a consortium formed by a collective of cities in southwest Oakland County. The authority partners with a private company called ReCommunity to run the facility and to sell the commodities (the plastics, glass, paper and metal) worldwide.

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