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BREAKING: Recycling business expands into Dallas County

Ashley Freeman, center, owner of All Star Recycling & Shredding, laughs following his introduction  during a press conference Friday morning at the Selma & Dallas County Centre for Commerce. (Josh Bergeron | Times-Journal)

Ashley Freeman, center, owner of All Star Recycling & Shredding, laughs following his introduction during a press conference Friday morning at the Selma & Dallas County Centre for Commerce. (Jay Sowers | Times-Journal)

Selma and Dallas County officials announced Friday that Allstar Recycling would be opening a plant to service International Paper’s Riverdale Mill.

Allstar Recycling plans to begin operation on Monday, owner Ashley Freeman said.

Freeman said he has a one-year, trial contract with International Paper and plans to expand and service other local industries.

Allstar plans to initially hire 10 employees. Adding more industries could expand the number of total employees quickly, Freeman said.

Allstar is based in north Alabama, servicing several different companies.

Freeman said he previously provided recycling for International Paper’s Cortland Mill. Once the Cortland Mill closed, Freeman bid for a recycling contract with the Riverdale Mill and was successful.