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Construction starts on Canada’s biggest metals and e-waste recycling facility

Edmonton, AB -- Geko Recycling Technologies Inc. recently began construction of its Edmonton Waste Management Centr...


Edmonton, AB — Geko Recycling Technologies Inc. recently began construction of its Edmonton Waste Management Centre, which will be Canada’s largest metals and electronics recycling facility.

The $30-million facility will process 30,000 tonnes annually of commercial, industrial and consumer electronic and electrical waste, including computers, televisions, small appliances and metal windows and doors.

It will be the first venture outside of Europe for the German company. The company is a newly-formed subsidiary of the DiHAG/Geko Group, which has over 2,000 employees in 20 subsidiaries operating in various environmental industries and foundry operations in Europe.

The company was attracted to Edmonton four years ago through Project Germany, an investment attraction project initiated by the city’s mayor, Bill Smith.

"We were attracted to the Edmonton Waste Management Centre because of the synergies that exist here with so many state-of-the-art facilities," said Dieter Obergfell, manager of Geko Recycling Technologies.

The facility is located on five hectares of land leased from the City of Edmonton.