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Veolia To Open Lighting Recycling Plant

Veolia Environmental Services will be opening a state of the art electronics recycling center on Thursday, August 22 in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

The facility will have expanded capabilities to recycle fluorescent lamps, ballast, batteries, computer electronics and mercury bearing waste.  It will service both businesses and local residents.

The 55,000 square foot facility sits on 40 acres of land.

Veolia believes the need for a recycling plant like this is necessary right now.  The company currently processes 15.5 million pounds of lighting and electronic waste every year.  Thd company points out that is the same weight as 1,000 elephants, 90 space shuttles or 3,400 compact cars. It also recycles more than 10 million lamps every year.

The ribbon cutting on Thursday will be attended by local politicians, along with Jim Bell, the president and CEO of Veolia, and  Jennifer Dolan, the manager of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs for Osram Sylvania.

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