Recleim to Start E-Waste Recycling Unit in South Carolina (with video)

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

February 22, 2013

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Recleim to Start E-Waste Recycling Unit in South Carolina (with video)

Recleim LLC plans to open its first U.S. electronic waste recycling facility in Graniteville, S.C.

The Atlanta-based company said in a news release that the facility will concentrate on the recycling of appliances, particularly refrigerators and cooling units. Recleim plans eventually to add capacity to recycle other e-waste, including computers, printers and accessories.

The company hopes to open the facility in the summer of 2014 and expects to employ more than 200.

According to a news release from the South Carolina governor’s office, Recleim will invest $40.6 million in the facility. The company is updating an existing 110,000-sq.-ft. building.

 “We are pleased to move forward with plans to open our new facility in Aiken County,” said Ben Hirokawa, Recleim CEO. “This is a big step for our company. South Carolina provides us with an excellent business environment and the skilled workforce we need for our operations.”

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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