EAGLE RIVER - A state department will look to an Eagle River company as an example for growth and innovation. Eagle Waste and Recycling serves 74 communities across northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula.
About two weeks ago, the company finished several equipment upgrades and even expanded some of its facility to keep up with demand.
In a couple weeks, the Wisconsin Council on Recycling will make a stop in Eagle River for a tour and to learn about what makes the business so successful.
"This is the only one in northern Wisconsin that's doing exactly what it's doing, which is processing single stream recycling to the tune of about 150 tons a day," said Sales Manager Jim Whittinghill.
Eagle Waste and Recycling recently added a third baler and doubled the size of its intake building. Whittinghill says the company is even considering adding a second shift for workers to process even more product.
He says they look forward to the state visit.
"We think it's a pretty great thing," said Whittinghill. "We like to show off our facility and make people aware of what's here, what it's doing for the state of Wisconsin, what it's doing for northern Wisconsin."
The Wisconsin Council on Recycling plans to visit Eagle Waste Recycling on Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. The meeting is open to the public.