Grimes, IA

Metro Waste Authority Metro Recycling Facility

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Metro Waste Authority Metro Recycling Facility

To accommodate Iowa’s urban population growth, Metro Waste Authority invested in a new recycling facility, which houses state-of-the-art equipment, capable of sorting and baling 45,000 tons of recyclables each year. A multi-purpose space on the upper-level overlooks recycling operations and offers hands-on learning stations to educate the community on how their recycling materials impact the environment. Modern finishes, natural light, and a tall glass lobby welcomes visitors and staff alike.

  • 100,000-sq.-ft., single-stream recycling facility
  • 45,000 tons per year, expandable capacity of 60,000 tons per year
  • Optical sorting system and anti-wrapping screen
  • Sustainable design
  • Community education

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