Athens Materials Recovery Facility to Help Los Angeles Reduce Waste

1112.jpgSUN VALLEY - Last week, Athens Services opened its new state-of-the-art materials recovery facility in Sun Valley. Councilmember Krekorian attended the ribbon cutting and received a tour of the facility. 

A first-of-its-kind facility in Los Angeles, the 80,000 square-foot LEED certified recycling plant is powered up to process 1,500 tons of waste a day. The recycling operation is fully enclosed and equipped with fast acting doors and a misting system to assist with mitigating odor, dust, and storm water impacts. 
Built with the latest in waste processing equipment, Athens also hopes to help LA reach its goal to reduce its trash volume sent to landfills to zero waste by 2025. 
In addition to its cutting-edge technology and processing systems, the $50 million facility is providing 110 new jobs for the local community and will contribute $234,000 a year to a community benefits fund. 
"Having worked with Athens and the community on this project since 2009, I'm so happy we are finally getting this unique facility off the ground," said Krekorian. "This facility is a big investment in the health and future of Los Angeles and has proven itself to be a community asset and partner."