J.P. Mascaro & Sons of Audubon started construction on a 10,000-square-foot addition to its recycling facility, TotalRecycle, in Exeter Township.
The new space will allow users an accessible way to drop off all recyclables without interfering with the existing operation, company officials said. These items include grocery bags, tires, polyester products, metals and plastics.
The goal is to offer a one-stop drop-off point for all types of materials that need to be recycled, including those that are hard to dispose, such as computers, batteries and light bulbs.
“Across the board in the solid waste industry, there are issues with certain types of waste, and not too many companies have come to the plate to try to solve these issues,” said Frank Sau, director of communications for J.P. Mascaro. “This is our answer to that in Berks County.”
The facility would be fully open to the public, he said. People from the community are invited to enter the main driveway and will see signs directing them to a private lane, where they can drop off recyclables.
Also, the new addition will contain a secure document destruction operation to benefit commercial and industrial businesses, as well as individuals.
The addition should open in the fall, Sau said.