A regional materials recovery facility is being proposed in Ocala by Waste Pro of Florida Inc. The company that is in charge of the new single-stream curbside recycling program in the city has announced that it is aiming to build such a facility. This would be a multi-million dollar project that would greatly improve the recycling situation in the area. The current recycling process that is carried out by the company involves them taking recyclable materials to Friends of Recycling. Located on Northwest 27th Avenue, this site is where materials are put on trucks and moved to Palatka. Here, the next stage of the process involves sorting and bundling so that they are ready for eventual resale.
Waste Pro plans to purchase a large piece of land to use for the new development. Those who live in Ocala will be interested to find out where this new location will be, as they will want to know whether they will be able to see it from their living rooms as they watch the television or play Partypoker. According to the marketing director of Waste Pro, Brad Avery, the company have some land in mind. They have been looking at around ten acres that are located near Friends Recycling. This is a possibility, however they have not yet signed a contract and they are still looking for other possible options.
If the company are able to find a large enough piece of land that is suitable, then they would be able to move their main office and hauling facility, which are now located in Silver Spring Shores, to the new site. They are also in business with other cities, including Cedar Key, Lake City and Chiefland. A new development seems close, so it will be interesting to see what Waste Pro come up with.