A $1.5 million loan from the Closed Loop Fund enabled construction of a high-tech materials recovery facility in an area of the country that has been sorely lacking in processing capacity. The company receiving the funding is also notable for its "pure-play" recycling model.
Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) on March 16 held a grand-opening celebration for the 40,000-square-foot facility, called the Heartland MRF, in Forest View, Ill., just west of Chicago. The $8.5 million expansion was designed, engineered, built and installed by Machinex. It is capable of sorting more than 20 tons per hour of single-stream collected material.