Pratt Industry holds groundbreaking for solid waste transfer station at corporate offices in Georgia

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Pratt Industry holds groundbreaking for solid waste transfer station at corporate offices in Georgia

April 25, 2013 - 10:48
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CONYERS, GA, April 25, 2013 (Press Release) -Pratt Industries, the Conyers-based 100 percent recycled paper and packaging company will celebrate Earth Week with a ceremonial ground breaking and tree planting at the site of the soon to be constructed solid-waste transfer station at the company's corporate campus.

The ground breaking ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 25th, at 9am at 1920 Sarasota Business Parkway, with Conyers city Mayor Randy Mills as guest of honor.

Pratt is constructing this transfer station as part of a long-term public-private partnership between the company and the city.

"The contract transitions Conyers' municipal solid-waste collection to Pratt's Recycling Division," said division president Myles Cohen. "Additionally, the transfer station will also accept residential and commercial solid waste from other waste haulers and cities in Georgia."

Any recoverable paper entering the transfer station will be diverted from landfill, and used to make 100 percent recycled paper at the company's Conyers mill. Other commodities coming into the transfer station that can serve as feedstock for the company's on-site waste-to-clean-energy plant will also be diverted from landfills to create renewable energy.

Mayor Mills and other city officials will join Pratt executives in planting a 10-foot red maple on the site.

"This is our way of acknowledging the responsibility we all have to the environment and future generations," said Cohen. "We're thrilled Mayor Mills will be joining us as we salute our planet."

Every day, the box-making company saves the equivalent of 50,000 trees through its recycling operations in more than 20 states across the U.S. Pratt already employs 4000 "green-collar" workers and continues to expand.

"We see this as a new opportunity to create jobs, protect the environment, and divert valuable resources from being sent to a landfill - so it's good for everyone," he said.