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RockTenn employs new technology at Tennessee recycling plant for single-stream

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RockTenn employs new technology at Tennessee recycling plant for single-stream

May 09, 2011 - 09:31

CHATTANOOGA, TN, May 9, 2011 (Local News) -A mountain of dirty tin cans, old newspapers and sticky soda bottles is piled nearly to the ceiling of RockTenn's two-story recycling facility on Main Street.

About 7,000 tons of unsorted recyclable material - stored in 5-by-2-by-3-foot cubes - fill an adjoining warehouse.

The mountain of trash will be slowly, steadily pulled onto a brand-new $3 million machine that sorts the junk into neat piles of papers, plastics and metals.

More recyclables will come in, though, and the process will start over again.

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