Provider of recycling services for non-hazardous solid waste Republic Services has unveiled a new 110 tons-per-hour waste recycling facility in San Jose, California, US.

The facility will process all of the commercial waste generated in the city.

Republic Services division manager Gil Cheso remarked that the companies facilities thus far have met the state’s waste diversion requirements.

"The improvements in our facility allow us to operate at a higher-capacity which increases the diversion rate for our recycling programs and supports our community’s green initiatives," added Cheso.

The facility will provide standard recycling services for all besides recycling organics using advanced technology to generate energy from waste.

Commenting on the recycling facility, City of San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said, "The new service will include the recycling of organic waste which will help businesses and the City alike achieve their sustainability goals."

"The investment in advanced waste processing facilities generates new green jobs, turns waste into energy, and once again demonstrates San Jose’s innovative leadership toward a sustainable future and moves the City significantly closer to achieving its Green Vision goal of diverting 100 percent of its waste from landfills and converting that waste in to energy," added Reed.

Bulk Handling Systems was the contractor to design, manufacture and install the custom-designed, highly-automated system for Republic Services.