The Moab Recycling Center recently installed its new baler, a machine that compresses materials like cardboard, plastic bottles, aluminum cans and more into shippable stacks, also known as bales.
Board members of the Special Service Waste District #1 (the district that oversees the center), staffers and others attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, June 27 to celebrate the new acquisition.
After a test run of the machine, the staff at the center successfully baled nearly 1,500 pounds of cardboard, roughly 50% more than their previous baler could handle. They did it in a fraction of the time it took with the old machine.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony also included the dedication of a plaque memorializing the service of Pamala Hackley, who recently left the SWSSD1 administrative control board after 13 years as an active member.
Note: The original version of this story used the words “bail” and “bailer” rather than the correct words, “bale” and “baler.”