Environmental Protection

Veolia Opening Expanded Recycling Facility

The 55,000-square-foot facility in West Bridgewater, Mass., has expanded capabilities for recycling fluorescent lamps, ballast, batteries, computer electronics, and mercury-bearing waste.

Employees and officials from the company and the community will be on hand Aug. 22 for the ribbon-cutting as Veolia Environmental Services opens a new electronics recycling facility in West Bridgewater, Mass. It has expanded capabilities for recycling fluorescent lamps, ballast, batteries, computer electronics, and mercury-bearing waste and will service both businesses and local residents. The 55,000-square-foot Veolia ES Technical Solutions Facility sits on approximately 40 acres.

The company reports it currently processes about 15.5 million pounds of lighting and electronic waste annually, including nearly 10.5 million lamps.

All 75 employees from Veolia's existing electronics recycling facility in Stoughton, Mass., already are working at the West Bridgewater site.

Invited guests include Eldon Moreira, chairman of the Board of Selectmen for the Town of West Bridgewater; Jennifer Dolan, manager of sustainability and environmental affairs for OSRAM SYLVANIA; and Jim Bell, president and CEO of Veolia ES Technical Solutions.

Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. (VESNA) is based on Chicago. It offers industrial cleaning and maintenance services and provides treatment, recycling, and disposal of hazardous and regulated wastes in North America. VESNA has approximately 5,400 employees and reported revenues of $800 million in 2012.

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