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Republic’s Production of Jack and the Bale Stack
Forester Daily News│ November 18, 2015

Last week (November 14th) I headed up Interstate 15 to North Las Vegas for the grand opening of Republic Waste Services’ brand new Southern Nevada Recycling Center. Whatever vision I held prior to my arrival was completely crushed by both the size and complexity of campus, but even what remained paled by comparison with the plant’s amazing throughput, an accomplishment driven home by the sign on the facility’s Learning Center wall regarding the facility’s daily output.

“Wow,” I thought, dragging from my memory blank the layers of our surrounding atmosphere.  Read More…

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  • So NV Recycling Center

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GRAND OPENING! Republic Services’ Southern Nevada Recycling Center
PR Log │ November 12, 2015

Cambridge Companies, waste facility design-build experts based in Griffith, IN, has completed construction for the Southern Nevada Recycling Center in North Las Vegas, Nevada.  The Grand Opening is being held Thursday, November 12, 2015 inside the recycling facility. Cambridge Companies’ has over 20 years’ experience building waste facilities across the United States.  The Southern Nevada Recycling Center’s construction began in November 2014.  Cambridge Companies worked with local subcontractors throughout the 12 month project to prepare for the Grand Opening occurring today.  Read More…

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Best Practices: Material Resource Facility, pages 25-26
Waste Advantage Magazine│ November 2015

When designing a material resource facility (MRF) or recycling center, it is always important that certain factors are considered as they will affect the long-term operations of the facility.  A few of these factors including products/commodities, system and building throughput, outbound material, maintenance, safety, and site considerations are discussed in this article to help during the planning process.  Many other factors that are not included here need to be considered and should be discussed prior to designing the facility.  In this article, we discuss key factors that we feel are extremely important in the process of designing a MRF or recycling center.  Read More…

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  • Best Practices
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Construction ahead of schedule for transfer station
Southeast Missourian│ October 21, 2015

Two months after the groundbreaking ceremony, Cape Girardeau public works officials say construction of the new transfer station is ahead of schedule.

For more than five years, a new transfer station has been high on the city’s list of capital-improvements projects.

But it wasn’t until an agreement with Republic Services the city could make the project happen. The pact was formally approved by the city council in December.  Read More…

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  • Cape Girardeau Transfer Station

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Winning In Vegas, pages 34-35
Waste Management World│ September-October 2015

Southern Nevada Recycling Center in North Las Vegas, Nevada is rapidly nearing completion.  This is an extraordinarily large project, developing a new state-of-the-art 100,000+ square foot (9300m2) recycling center that will enable Republic Services to further expand All-in-One-RecyclingTM throughout Southern Nevada.  Read More…

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  • So. NV Recycling Center

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City breaks ground on new trash transfer station
Southeast Missourian│ August 10, 2015

The topic of trash and its disposal may not be an interesting to many, but that’s not the case with Cape Girardeau officials. Those attending the groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning for a new multi-use transfer station were all smiles. Read More…

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Cape council give final OK on new transfer station
Southeast Missourian│ August 4, 2015

The road to a new transfer station in Cape Girardeau has required approval of several measures by the city council, but Monday’s approved agreement was the last step before work begins. City staff long have placed the project among the city’s top capital-improvement needs, and several factors fell in place to help make it financially possible. Read More…

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  • Cape Girardeau Transfer Station

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Municipal Solid Waste Projects and the Design-Build Process, pages 28-30
Waste Advantage Magazine│ August 2015 Issue

Solid Waste construction projects present unique challenges for end users; municipalities specifically. A design-build approach can help smooth this process. Challenges come from many areas and include, but are not limited to: community impacts, permitting, transparency in process, cost control, and successful implementation. This approach is being used for a new Transfer Station in Missouri.  Read More…

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  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • Design-Build Process

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Bringing Safety and Ambition to Recycling, pages 36-37
DDC Journal │ Summer 2015

Ground broke last November on the Southern Nevada Recycling Center, a new recycling center in North Las Vegas that, once completed, will be the largest of its kind in the nation.  Cambridge Companies, a design/build construction firm based in Griffith, Indiana, is building the center for Republic Services. Read More…

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Las Vegas Mega Materials Recovery Facility (MRF): Construction Update
Waste Management World │ June 5, 2015

Construction work is progressing on the Las Vegas 265,000 tons (240,000 tonnes) single stream recycling facility with a completion date slated for the end of this year. This is a large project to develop a new 110,000 square foot recycling center that will increase single stream recycling volumes in Clark County Nevada.  Cambridge Construction is the General Contractor and CP Group is the equipment designer and supplier. The project is nearing its halfway mark. Read More…

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  • So. NV Recycling Center

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Cambridge Companies – Griffith Construction Company Making a Name in Faraway Places, pages 76-77
Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly │ Spring 2015

As companies go, Cambridge Companies of Griffith isn’t exactly the most well known in Northwest Indiana. But while folks around here may not have the 26-year-old company’s name on the tip of their tongues, Cambridge is making a name for itself nationally, especially after taking on the largest recycling center in the state of Nevada. Read More…

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Build a MRF
MSW Management │ May 2015

When a municipality or a hauler wants to build a new materials recycling facility, it has to consider many aspects prior to construction. Before breaking ground, letting to bid, and even issuing Requests for Proposals (RFPs), many consult experts to help define their needs, as well as the potential of, and for, a material recovery facility (MRF).

Bob Rella and Deb Frye, senior vice presidents at HDR Engineering—national practice leaders for solid waste facilities, specializing in structural/civil and mechanical, respectively—have worked with many clients, providing oversight and helping develop projects. Their recommendations are independent of vendors, but, because of their experience in the industry, they are able to anticipate vendor input and modify based on the vendor selected.

First, says Frye, a site must be chosen. “We search for available property, taking into account the minimum number of acres needed,” she says.

Rella adds, “The site drives [the plan]. There may be unusable portions due to wetlands, for example. Each one is unique.”  Read More…

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  • MRFs/Recycling Centers

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Republic’s State-of-the-Art Processing Center: Expanding Recycling Across Southern Nevada, pages 51-53
Waste Advantage Magazine │ May 2015

Addressing the need to expand their processing capabilities, Republic turned to partner Cambridge Companies take on the challenge of developing a state-of-the-art facility that could accommodate the volume in the local market. Read More…

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  • So. NV Recycling Center

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Missouri City Building Waste Transfer Station
Waste360 │ April 15, 2015

Cape Girardeau, Mo., is building a new waste transfer station to handle the city’s solid waste. Construction on the project will begin in August. Waste facility construction firm Cambridge Companies, based in Griffith, Ind., will design and build the facility, according to a news release. Cambridge will subcontract some of the construction work to local firms. Read More…

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  • Cape Girardeau Transfer Station

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Republic Services reports on progress of Las Vegas MRF construction
Construction & Demolition Recycling │ April 3, 2015

Phoenix-based Republic Services Inc. says its Southern Nevada Recycling Complex is taking shape and on track to begin operations in the fall of 2015. Republic Services Mountain Area Director of Public Relations and Field Communications Tracy Skenandore says the material recovery facility (MRF) will be “the country’s largest recycling center.” Read More…

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  • So. NV Recycling Center

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Cambridge Companies & Cape Girardeau Team Up to Build Transfer Station
Building Indiana │ April 1, 2015

Cambridge Companies, waste facility design-build experts based in Griffith, IN, has been awarded the design-build project for Cape Girardeau, Missouri’s Transfer Station facility that handles the city’s solid waste before it is transported to the landfill. Cambridge Companies’ extensive experience building waste facilities over the past 20 years makes them an optimal choice for this project.  Read More…

ALSO APPEARED IN:

Waste Dive April 6, 2015
Recycling Today April 5, 2015
Waste Advantage Magazine April 3, 2015

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Transfer Station Maintenance to Defer Costly Repairs, pages 14-15
Waste Advantage Magazine │ April 2015 Issue

Proper routine maintenance of your transfer station facility will save you tens of thousands of dollars over the life of the facility as well as increase operational efficiencies and throughput. Read More…

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  • Transfer Stations

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Germann Road Transfer Station Build Completed by Cambridge Companies
Waste Management World │ March 11, 2015

Griffith, Indiana based Cambridge Companies, a construction firm with a focus on designing and building waste and recycling facilities, has completed work the Germann Road Transfer Station in Chandler, Arizona. The construction firm explained that the Transfer Station is owned and operated by Republic Services and has the capacity to process more than 420 tons (381 tonnes) of waste per day. Read More…

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Forester Daily News  March 23, 2015
The Dumpster Co  March 13, 2015

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Trash Hauling, Transfer Station Q&A from Twitter
City of Cape Girardeau │ January 14, 2015

Were other haulers given a shot at this lucrative deal? Of course! A Request for Proposals was published in August, we received four responses and each were duly evaluated. Republic was the one that met all of our needs. Read More…

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Cape Girardeau Transfer Station Project in Works
Southeast Missourian │ January 13, 2015

A project that has been among the top of Cape Girardeau’s list of major infrastructure needs for many years could soon be realized. Along with a police station, a transfer station has been identified as one of the city’s top priorities, but until recently officials were unable to identify a revenue stream. Read More…

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Largest Recycling Center Breaks Ground in Nev.
Construction Equipment Guide │ January 10, 2015

When it came to recycling, there was a time not so long ago when southern Nevada lagged behind much of the nation. As Len Christopher, general manager of Republic Services, put it, “There was a lot of room for improvement here.” Read More…

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