RockTenn (NYSE: RKT) announced today the opening of a new single-stream
recycling facility in Memphis, TN, expanding the Company’s recycling
capabilities and increasing its presence and service capabilities.
The new 150,000 square-foot facility will complement RockTenn’s
established single-stream recycling plants in Chattanooga and Knoxville.
The automated, single-stream system allows designated recyclable
materials to be fully commingled during collection instead of separated
into different bins, a process that offers significant benefits to homes
The opening of the Memphis plant, as the first single-stream facility in
the city’s metropolitan area, represents a key investment in RockTenn’s
Recycling and Waste Solutions growth plan. This is RockTenn’s ninth
single-stream system within its thirty-nine recycling facilities. The
Company will continue to expand its recycling powers nationwide in the
upcoming year in order to reinforce its commitment to provide easy
recycling solutions to better serve customers worldwide.
“We are investing in new facilities across the country to support demand
and provide full-service solutions through innovative technology. Our
growth is focused on making recycling easy by increasing our
single-stream capabilities and supporting our customers’ sustainability
initiatives across the country,” said Mike Oswald, senior vice president
and general manager, RockTenn Recycling and Waste Solutions.
RockTenn’s 39 Recycling and Waste Solutions facilities partner with
vendors across the United States to provide innovative ways to recycle
items that are not mainstream. The Company’s Recycling and Waste
Solutions employees are dedicated to managing waste streams, recovering
recyclables and finding new life for old items, in addition to educating
companies and communities about the importance of recycling and reducing
the amount of materials that enter landfills.
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RockTenn (NYSE:RKT) is one of North America's leading integrated
manufacturers of corrugated and consumer packaging and recycling
solutions, with net sales of $10 billion. RockTenn's 26,000 employees
are committed to exceeding their customers' expectations - every time.
The Company operates locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico,
Chile, Argentina and China. For more information, visit www.rocktenn.com.
RockTenn’s Recycling and Waste Solutions business is one of the largest
recycling operations in the world, processing more than nine million
tons annually. With 39 facilities in North America processing various
grades of papers, plastics, metals and more, and services both large and
small companies, RockTenn provides custom programs to reduce waste,
minimize costs and support sustainability goals.
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Relations Contact: John Stakel, 678-291-7900