The Edmonton Waste Management Centre is closing the loop on recycling with the building of a brand new closed-loop facility, housed in two giant eco-friendly domes. The recycling facility will use an eco-friendly process to recycle waste paper, cardboard, white cotton and denim into paper products. Waste glass collected will be recycled into interlocking paving bricks.
Waste paper is collected from 82 City offices and facilities and will be looking for interest from businesses, organizations and municipalities wanting to “join the loop” once the facility opens in early 2011.
Both domes are highly energy-efficient, heavily insulated, and use solar sun pipes for daytime lighting. Waste heat is generated from other facilities at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre.