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“Project Picnic”: A Cardboard Recycling Facility Proposed for Bloomington’s West Side

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The site of the now-demolished ABB manufacturing plant on Bloomington’s west side, is being considered as a location for a cardboard recycling plant.

Bloomington Economic Development Corporation President Lynn Coyne told the Monroe County Redevelopment Commission on
August 30th an anonymous corporation approached the Indiana Economic Development Commission with the idea.

Coyne says the plant would recycle used cardboard into material that can be used for containers. However, the cardboard recycling facility could generate between 800 thousand to over a million gallons of w