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State Grant to Boost Local Recycling Operation

Tri-State Resource Recovery

An Evansville recycling business is among eight recipients across Indiana to share $1 million in grant funding. 

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management announced the grants as part of its Recycling Market Development Program to expand recycling efforts in the state.

In a release, IDEM said the Tri-State Resource Recovery Center on Morgan Avenue in Evansville was awarded $150,000 to purchase a specialized robotic system to process #5 plastic.

The agency said the new equipment should also recover 20% more of #2 plastic and additional 30% of #1 plastic.

The robotic system is expected to increase efficiency on the company’s sorting line.