SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Momentum Recycling, a local family-owned recycling services and processing company, has selected the nonprofit group Odyssey House to help staff Momentum’s new glass recycling facility. The facility, located near Salt Lake International Airport, represents a major expansion for Momentum. Built using the latest glass recycling equipment, Momentum’s new facility will recycle waste glass from along the Wasatch Front and beyond for reuse as raw material by local and regional manufacturers.
When planning the new facility, Momentum set a goal of integrating community service into the staffing plan, a goal that has been fulfilled by choosing Odyssey House to provide staff. Odyssey House helps individuals who have struggled with substance abuse reclaim their lives and get back into healthy, stable environments through effective treatment, prevention, housing, transportation, work, and other activities. Through their Private Industry Vocational Training (PIVT) program, Odyssey House helps their clients rebuild productive lives by partnering with local businesses that are increasing their workforce.
With operations beginning in August, Momentum needed a production staff that was motivated, hardworking, safety conscious and reliable. “The motivation and work ethic of the staff Odyssey House has provided have greatly exceeded our expectations,” said John Lair, president and CEO of Momentum Recycling. “We’re thrilled that we can combine our commitment to recycling and the environment with an opportunity to give back to the community.”
Many businesses and Odyssey House clients have realized positive results from the PIVT program. “The PIVT program has been a fantastic workforce solution to multiple businesses such as Momentum Recycling,” said Adam Cohen, executive director for Odyssey House. “Not only have businesses directly benefited from this partnership both financially and by getting a strong workforce, but it also serves as a crucial support to the individuals we serve to ensure long-term sobriety and success posttreatment.”
The positive results have been crucial for Momentum. The company has already started to expand the number of workers from the PIVT program, and expects to employ up to 10 by year’s end.
About Momentum Recycling
Founded in 2008, Momentum has been focused on diverting materials away from landfills and into proper recycling facilities. Hundreds of local businesses, schools, and residents utilize Momentum’s customizable programs to manage all of their recycling needs. Partnering with Salt Lake City, Momentum has introduced the first residential curbside glass pickup in Salt Lake. Working with a new processing facility, Momentum is able to process all of the collected glass into reusable product. For more info visit www.momentumrecycling.com.
About Odyssey House
Odyssey House, Inc., a private, nonprofit organization, has been providing innovative and effective substance abuse treatment, education, and prevention services in the Salt Lake City, UT area for nearly 40 years. Services include individual, group and family therapy, milieu therapy, medication management, some medical services, life skills training, vocational rehabilitation, educational services, transitional housing, psychiatric services, and recreation. For more info visit www.odysseyhouse.org.