Robot used in plastic sorting area at ECUA Materials Recycling Facility (2)
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Recycling Operations at ECUA Facility to Resume Oct. 11

Update from Emerald Coast Utilities Authority:

Repairs on the ECUA Materials Recycling Facility have been completed, and will reopen on Monday, Oct. 11 to the cities, counties and commercial haulers that use to facility to process recyclables. ECUA has began operating to clear out the stockpiled recyclables on the tipping floor.

ECUA is still awaiting delivery of the magnet used in the metal sorting area, which is on backorder and expected to be delivered in December. ECUA will sort metal items manually until this equipment is delivered and installed.

Update from the City of Pensacola:

Transportation of recycled materials from Pensacola Sanitation customers to ECUA’s recycling facility will resume on Monday, Oct. 11. City of Pensacola Sanitation customers are encouraged to resume good recycling habits at that time.

The City of Pensacola Sanitation Services Department uses ECUA’s recycling facility to process recyclable materials from City Sanitation customers. Due to damage from a fire at the facility in July, recycling for City of Pensacola Sanitation customers has been temporarily on hold while repairs were made. Tan recycling cans for City of Pensacola Sanitation customers continued to be collected during the closure, but materials could not transported to ECUA’s recycling facility.

The City of Pensacola thanks the public for their patience during this time and appreciates their diligence in recycling.