Akron is Greenstar's newest single stream recycling facility. The 196,000 square foot facility was opened in June, 2012 and has the capacity to process 15,000 tons of material each month. Each year, Greenstar Akron's single stream recycling will save 850,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2E). This is equivalent to removing 185,000 cars from local roads each year.
Akron is poised for growth and Greenstar expects recycling rates to increase with the availability of single stream for businesses, residential subdivisions and municipalities throughout central and northeast Ohio.
Recycling in Ohio
Greenstar has two material recovery facilities in Ohio that service municipalities, businesses, and residential recyclers across Ohio and Pennsylvania. In the community, Greenstar has partnered with local organizations such as Association of Ohio Recyclers and the Carton Council to improve recycling offerings in Ohio.