Earth First Opens New Facility In Time For Earth Day (PHOTOS)

By Emma Koch

Earth First Opens New Facility In Time For Earth Day (PHOTOS)

April 19, 2013 Updated Nov 2, 2013 at 9:42 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – In light of the upcoming Earth Day holiday, Earth First opened the doors of its new 20,000 square-foot recycling facility Friday.

The plant is the first of its kind in northeastern Indiana. It recycles construction and demolition materials. Nearly 40-percent of the nation’s solid waste comes from materials of that kind.

“The biggest importance of having a facility like this in Indiana is to drastically increase the percentage of recycling that we can do in our community,” Gregg Walbridge, president of Earth First told 21Alive. “Construction and demolition portion waste makes up a large percentage of it, and being able to recycle that really gives us the opportunity to increase the percentage of material we keep out of landfills in Northeast Indiana."

The facility is expected to process 300 tons of recycled material daily.

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