Business Journal: Port May Get New Recycling Facility

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, October 10, 2008
The Sacramento-Yolo Port Commission has entered into a negotiating agreement with a company that would build a metals recycling and export operation at the port. If it’s approved, the West Coast Recycling Group could generate about $1 million a year for the financially strapped port. The company would establish a 15-acre facility for accepting metal waste. About 50 to 75 trucks a day would enter the port, weighed down by metal scraps from salvage yards, demolition companies, scrap collectors and other sources. Then it’d grind the metal down and load it onto ships for export. The plant would employ 15 to 20 workers to start and could grow to as many as 60. The project requires a conditional use permit, environmental review and a lease agreement approved by the port commission. If it gets approval, the operation might take more than a year to open its doors.