Installation of recycling equipment has begun at Zero Waste Solutions, a new 100,000 square-foot facility in Rochester that will handle trash and recycling. The facility will be able to accept residential and commercial waste, along with recyclables that are single-stream, commingled or source-separated. It is scheduled to open in April.
Solar panels on the roof will generate about 30 percent of the facility’s electricity, according to Michael Camara, president and CEO. Zero Waste Solutions is a sister company of ABC Disposal of New Bedford.
Camara said in November he had spoken with Canadian waste-to-ethanol company Enerkem about locating a plant in the area, and Enerkem confirmed it had been speaking with local officials and ABC Disposal about the possibility of building a plant in Massachusetts and using material from the Rochester facility.