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Waste Management JMK Fibers
Waste Management JMK Fibers

Waste Management JMK Fibers

Waste Management JMK Fibers

JMK Fibers is a WM state-of-the-art recycling facility that sorts and processes recyclables to reduce landfill waste and ensure recyclables are made into new products. JMK is a single stream material recovery facility (MRF) that receives recyclables collected from King County, Kitsap County, Pierce County and several northwest states.

Facility Details

JMK operates in a 90,000 square foot building located on a 10-acre site within the Port of Tacoma. The facility has 24 shipping/receiving docks.

WM invested several million dollars in 2019 to meet the challenges in global recycling. Adding two paper screens, four optical scanners and an additional plastic sorter produces cleaner recycling (less contamination). Using technology to efficiently and effectively sort out garbage and non-recyclable items ensures the recyclables that leave JMK will be made into new products.

Our new equipment provides these improvements:
  • Mechanically sorts contamination from paper using optical scanners.
  • Produces high-quality paper feedstock for domestic and export markets.
  • Minimizes downtime to remove wire and hoses, by installing non-wrapping fiber screens.
Shipping Capabilities

WM JMK Fibers is located at the Port of Tacoma, a transportation logistics hub with access to domestic and international markets. Located next to Interstate 5, JMK is positioned to serve domestic markets via long haul trucks. We also have barge and rail capacity

Acceptable Material

  • Aluminum
  • Colored and Natural HDPE bottles
  • Mixed paper
  • Glass
  • Office Pak
  • Old corrugated containers (OCC)
  • Other plastics per contracts
  • Polyethylene (PET) bottles
  • Tin

  • Unacceptable Material

  • Ammunition
  • Batteries
  • C & D material
  • Medical waste
  • Explosives
  • Fuels
  • Garbage
  • Hazardous materials
  • Oils
  • Waxed paper products
  • Wet paper products

  • Other materials will be reviewed before accepted.

    Operations and Equipment

    Scale and recording program:

    • 3 90-foot certified scales
    • 6 optical scanners
    • Paper magnet
    • Tin magnet
    • Eddy current separator for aluminum
    • 7 mechanical screens
    • 2 Harris balers
    • 2 Balemaster . balers
    • Plastic film capture system
    • Air separator for glass
    For more information:


    1440 Port of Tacoma Road
    Tacoma, WA 98421

    Phone: 253-272-6208
    Fax: 253-272-3442

    WM Northwest

    Fact Sheet

    Hours of Operation

    Monday-Friday, 6 am - 5 pm (for deliveries of materials)


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