Far West Fibers, Inc., Oregon’s largest recycling processor and marketer for the state’s residents and businesses, is now operating under the new name of Far West Recycling. The new name, which is effective immediately, more accurately reflects the company’s expansion into recyclables other than paper. The new name has no impact on Far West’s team, partnerships or operations. “For more than 30 years, we have helped keep the neighborhoods we serve beautiful by meeting all of their recycling needs,” said Keith Ristau, president and CEO of Far West Recycling. “Up until the early 2000s, paper accounted for almost all of the recyclables we processed, but today it represents just over half of our volume. We’ve diversified into many different kinds of commodities and recyclables, from metals to Styrofoam, plastics, glass and electronics, and we want our name to accurately reflect this evolution.”

With new, modern plants in Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro, Far West Recycling processes 185,000 tons of recyclables and brokers more than 60,000 tons of recyclables each year, making Far West the largest in Oregon. “While our name and signage are changing, our team remains the same, as does our commitment to keeping Oregon at the forefront of sustainability through our progressive recycling operations,” Ristau added. “We’re proud of the last three decades and look forward to many more.”

For more information, visit www.farwestrecycling.com.