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The National Waste and Recycling Association named Dallas’ new recycling plant the best in North America.

The plant, which is operated by Spain-based FCC Environmental Services, opened in early 2017 and can process as much as 140,000 tons of materials per year.

The facility won based on “innovation, types of material recovered and the quality processed, and sustainability measures put in place.”

The $20-million facility at McCommas Bluff could help Dallas reach its “zero-waste plan” goals, set in 2009 but toward which virtually no progress has been made.

We delved into Dallas’ recycling and waste operations this past spring, and our story includes tips on how to recycle properly everything from paper to batteries. Find it here.