August 21, 2014
The Moncks Corner, S.C.-based Viva Recycling said it is investing $6.9 million in the facility that should begin operations in December, according to a news release. The operation will create 14 jobs during the next five years.
The Anderson facility will use the same recycling model as Viva Recycling’s Moncks Corner operation, which has recycled more than 4 million tires annually. Viva processes scrap tires into recycled rubber products, including landscape mulch, playground safety flooring, artificial field in-fill, rubber sidewalks, rubber pavers, equestrian flooring, rubberized asphalt and other items.
The tires are collected from a variety of sources throughout the Southeast, including cars, light and heavy trucks, landfills, municipalities and tire retailers.
“We are proud to build Viva's second South Carolina facility in Anderson, providing the Upstate with a true recycling option for scrap tire recycling, as we have successfully done in Berkeley County, where we already turn over four million scrap tires into useful consumer and other valuable products,” said Marty Sergi, Viva Recycling president and CEO.