Materials Recovery Facility Opening in Sun ValleyWednesday, October 8, 2014
Athens Services is opening a $50 million recycling center in Sun Valley next week that will bring more than 100 jobs to the San Fernando Valley.
The center will process more than 1,500 tons of garbage a day from residents and businesses in greater Los Angeles and separate out paper, plastic, aluminum and other recyclable material using optical sensors.
It will help meet the city of Los Angeles’ goal to reduce its trash volume sent to landfills to zero by 2025.
A grand opening is set for Thursday that will be attended by representatives from Athens, a La Puente-based trash hauler, and Los Angeles City Councilmembers Nury Martinez and Paul Krekorian. The facility will begin accepting trash on Monday.
The 80,000-square-foot center features a 200-kilowatt solar installation, an electric-vehicle charging station and bicycle racks. It is located at 11151 Pendelton St. in an industrial neighborhood.
The company services more than 200,000 residential and business customers in L.A. and Riverside counties, and with its new Sun Valley location will process up two million tons of waste a year at its material recovery facilities.
Athens employs more than 1,100 workers and has facilities in Pacoima, Sylmar, City of Industry, Irwindale, Montebello and Victorville.