Waste recycling company to open a greenland recycling plant in Norwalk

A waste recycling company that was sold to a Chinese firm last year will open a new waste recycling plant on Long Island in 2018, the company announced Tuesday.

Lanthony Green Waste Services LLC, based in Greenfield, Conn., plans to open its first Greenland Waste Recycling Facility at 100 West Street in Norwood by 2019.

It plans to make up to 2 million pounds of recyclable waste annually.

Greenland Waste is a recycling company founded in 2001 by Tom Waugh, a former executive for Waste Solutions Inc. in San Diego, Calif.

The company has offices in Boston and New York City.

Its Greenland Recyclable Recycles and Recycled Products division recycles nearly 4 million pounds a year and has more than 2,000 locations in 27 states, according to its website.

The Norwood plant, at a former landfill, will be the first facility of its kind in the United States.

Greenfield Mayor John Schlosser said he believes the facility will benefit the community by adding to the region’s recycling capabilities.

“Our city is a community that values green recycling, and it is good for Norwood, for the environment, and for our workers,” he said.