RPS Berkeley to help Charleston residents recycle more and landfill less
Charleston, S.C.—South Carolina-based RePower South (RPS) recently announced that it has begun accepting single stream recyclables from Charleston County 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,” says RPS Chief Executive Officer Brian Gilhuly. “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 2019 and, using state-of-the-art systems, is able 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,” adds Gilhuly.
About RePower South
RePower South is an advanced recycling, recovery and renewable energy company, helping transform communities toward a sustainable waste and energy future. We recover recyclable materials from the waste stream typically landfilled and further extract non-recyclable papers and plastics to manufacture a low carbon, renewable fuel to replace coal. RePower South holds an exclusive regional license from Accordant Energy, LLC for the development, manufacture and sale of ReEngineered Feedstock fuel, an EPA determined non-hazardous secondary material. RePower South increases community recycling, diversion from landfill, and use of clean energy.