“During our search, Arizona stood out for a variety of reasons including having a very supportive business-friendly climate, strong talent pool of skilled labor, and proximity to major transportation routes,” said Ross McRoy, President and Founder of Enviro-Log. “Glendale in particular is ideally situated between major highways and its location allows us to better serve our retail and recycling partners on the West Coast and in the Midwest. We look forward to helping Arizona reach its sustainability goals.”
“Enviro-Log’s new recycling and manufacturing facility further demonstrates Arizona’s attractiveness as a manufacturing powerhouse,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “The facility’s recycling operations will enhance Arizona’s sustainability footprint while strengthening Glendale’s vibrant manufacturing base. We look forward to supporting Enviro-Log’s success at the new Glendale facility.”
Headquartered in Fitzgerald, Georgia, Enviro-Log is the largest recycler of WOCC in North America and the third largest producer of manufactured firelogs in the U.S. For the past 18 years the company has worked with retailers to reduce their environmental impact and start them on a path toward zero waste by recycling their WOCC, which is typically used to transport fruits and vegetables to grocery stores and restaurants.
“We are excited to welcome Enviro-Log to our growing city,” said Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers. “We have a duty to take care of the environment. As a consumer product and recycling company, they bring sustainability efforts to Glendale. We are proud to welcome a national brand and look forward to them joining our community.”
“With modern freight infrastructure connecting to large consumer centers and a pro-business environment that welcomes innovators from across the globe, Greater Phoenix is ideally positioned to attract organizations like Enviro-Log that are poised to successfully expand,” said Chris Camacho, President & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “We’re excited to be a partner in Enviro-Log’s continued success and growth, as it establishes new recycling and sustainability options for the region.”
Enviro-Log uses the recycled WOCC to manufacture its earth-friendly firelogs that burn cleaner than wood (emitting 50 percent less greenhouse gasses, 30 percent less particulate emissions and 80 percent less carbon dioxide) while also providing 50 percent more heat per pound. This recycling process saves tens of thousands of trees from being used as firewood and millions of pounds of WOCC from going into landfills every year. To date, Enviro-Log has worked with over 100 partners throughout North America and diverted over nearly half a billion pounds of WOCC from landfills.
As part of its partnership with retailers, Enviro-Log’s 100 percent recycled firelogs are returned to retailers and put on the shelves to be sold. This process is referred to in the recycling industry as a “closed loop.” Enviro-Log’s closed loop experience makes for a fast and easy program start allowing its retail partners to see immediate financial benefits.
Enviro-Log also manufactures Enviro-Log Firestarters which are made of recycled eco-friendly wax which offer an alternative to kindling, petroleum-based starter blocks, lighter fluids, and ethanol-based gels. Enviro-Flame Premium Firewood is 100 percent natural and renewable firewood. Enviro-Log products are available at select major retailers in the United States and Canada including Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, Canadian Tire, and many more.