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Waste Management JMK Fibers

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We are open to the public for recycling of loose material including:

  • Old corrugated containers (OCC)
  • Mixed paper
  • Books

For more information, contact us today (details in the contact box, above right).

Facility details

Waste Management JMK Fibers, which opened in 2013, operates in a 90,000 square foot building located on a 10-acre site within the Port of Tacoma and has 24 shipping/receiving docks.

The facility includes a new state-of-the-art sort line operation and new balers. It is a modern sorting facility capable of handling a wide range of recyclable materials.

The materials we process include:

  • Single-stream recyclables (loose)
  • Old corrugated containers (OCC) (loose and baled)
  • Many types of paper roll stock
  • Many grades of paper
  • Baled plastics
  • Plastic roll stock

Shipping capabilities

The facility is conveniently located across the street from the Washington United Terminal (WUT), one of four terminals in the Port of Tacoma.

All four terminals encompass approximately 20 different steamship lines, which provide us with the capability to ship to most ports overseas.

In addition to our shipments to the export markets, we also ship to various Pacific Northwest domestic mills.

Operations and equipment

Scale and recording program:

  • Three 90-foot certified scales
  • Paper magnet
  • Optical sorters
  • Eddy current separator for aluminum
  • Seven mechanical screens
  • Two new Harris balers
  • Two Bale Master balers
  • Plastic film capture system
  • Air separator for glass