South Carolina-based RePower South (RPS) has begun accepting single stream recyclables from Charleston County, S.C., at its Berkeley County Recycling and Recovery Facility. RPS offers a cost-effective recycling and landfill diversion solution that expands recycling recovery across the entire waste stream and produces a low carbon, renewable fuel.
“We are grateful the counties were able to come together to benefit the broader Lowcountry community,” said RPS CEO Brian Gilhuly in a statement. “Similar recycling programs across the country are struggling, and Charleston was no exception. RePower South’s Berkeley facility is the most advanced recycling and recovery facility in the nation, and we are thrilled to serve Berkeley and Charleston County businesses and residents in their mission to recycle more and landfill less.”
The RPS Berkeley facility opened in April and uses state-of-the-art systems to process both source-segregated recyclable materials and everyday waste. In today’s commodity markets, many communities are struggling to offer sustainable recycling and landfill diversion options to their businesses and residents. RPS tailors its programs to community objectives to cost effectively recycle more and keep waste out of the landfill. RPS’ approach enables Berkeley and Charleston Counties to do what is environmentally friendly, demonstrating flexibility and community commitment.
“Greater recycling, less landfilling and cleaner air is good for the Lowcountry, our state and our nation,” said Gilhuly.