In this photo taken Tuesday, July 5, 2016 cans and plastic bottles brought in for recycling are seen at a recycling center in Sacramento, Calif. More than 450 recycling centers statewide have closed in the last year, stripping millions of consumers of easy access to recycling services. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
A Santa Rosa recycling center closed by regulators is showing off about eight-million dollars in upgrades. The Ratto Group this week unveiled the upgrades to its Standish Avenue facility, which health inspectors closed over excessive garbage levels. The company hopes the work will help it secure a required state solid waste permit and lead to a pending sale of the company to San Francisco-based Recology. If all goes well, CalRecycle should grant the company a solid waste permit at its August 15th meeting.