Wal-Mart, one of the largest retailers in the world, is launching a pilot project to deal with the massive amounts of recyclables and organics generated by its stores.
The company says if the pilot project is successful, Wal-Mart may open more than 30 of the corporate recycling hubs across North America.
Currently, Walmart has about 8,500 stores in 15 countries, under 55 different names.
Part of the impetus behind the project is to give the company the ability to broker its own recovered products.
The first recycling consolidation centre is set for Bentonville, Arkansas, where the retail giant is headquartered.
In the past, Wal-Mart has initiated a number of community-based recycling programs.