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Waste 360 May 16, 2019: RePower South Launches State-of-the-art MRF in Berkeley County, S.C. by Arlene Karidis

The facility became fully operational in late April and can process 200,000 tons a year leveraging both mechanical processes and automated technologies. Until late April, not many residents of Berkeley County, S.C., recycled, as they either had to hire and pay a private hauler or drive materials to a drop-off center. Now they have another… Read More »

Waste 360 May 2, 2019: RePower South starts up advanced recycling system in South Carolina

The facility’s BHS system can process nearly 200,000 tons of mixed waste annually. RePower South (RPS) has begun processing material at the company’s new recycling and recovery facility in Berkeley County, S.C. The recycling system, provided by Eugene, Ore.-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), is a highly automated system capable of processing more than 50 tons… Read More »

Waste Today Magazine April 30, 2019: RePower South starts South Carolina facility edited by Megan Smalley

RePower South (RPS), Moncks Corner, South Carolina, started to process material at its new recycling and recovery facility in Berkeley County, South Carolina. The recycling system, provided by Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), is highly automated and capable of processing more than 50 tons per hour of mixed waste to recover recyclables and produce a… Read More »

Waste Today Magazine April 23, 2019: Dothan, Alabama, reopens recycling centers after hiatus by Kelly Maile

Dothan, Alabama, has recently revitalized its recycling program by restructuring operations and reopening the Westgate Recycling Center and a drop-off location at the city’s landfill. Officials celebrated a ribbon cutting and grand opening of the facilities April 22 for Earth Day. The city temporarily ceased operations at the recycling drop-off centers earlier this year for a… Read More »

Daniel Island News April 17, 2019: Rethinking Recycling: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

RePower South reports 60 to 65 percent of Berkeley County’s waste will be reused. Single-stream recycling is here. No more sorting into brightly-colored bins that are then lugged out onto the curb. Just about everything goes into your main trash can – and it won’t cost Berkeley County residents any extra money. If anything, citizens… Read More »

Montgomery Advertiser April 10, 2019: Take a look at how Montgomery’s trash is recycled (video)

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Dothan Eagle March 24, 2019: Dothan reopens recycling centers under new manned format by Jeremy Wise

Little time passed before Dothan-area residents noticed the city had reopened its recycling center at the former National Guard Armory near Westgate Park. “When the cans came back, people started coming back,” said Steven Burgess, City of Dothan’s environmental services manager, noting the three large canisters have each been dumped once in less than two… Read More »

Dothan Eagle March 18, 2019: New contract will slash recycling costs for the City of Dothan by Jeremy Wise

Dothan City Commissioners could implement a temporary solution to the city’s burgeoning recycling costs Tuesday if they approve a 90-day contract with a Montgomery company Tuesday. In late 2018, Dothan Public Works Director Charles Metzger informed the commission that costs for turning in the city’s single-stream (combined materials) recycling had skyrocketed to $125 per ton…. Read More »

The Daniel Island News March 20, 2019: New Berkeley County Recycling and Recovery Facility Opening Soon by Elizabeth Bush

Berkeley County residents will soon have a new, free recycling option thanks to the county’s partnership with RePower South. The newly constructed RePower South facility, located at the Berkeley County landfill, will take 100 percent of the residential and commercial waste delivered to the site and process it into recycled commodities, as well as a… Read More »

ABC News 4 March 1, 2019: $60 million Berkeley County recycling center nearing completion by Brodie Hart

The Berkeley County Recycling Center is nearing completion. “Berkeley County will become one of the highest recyclers in the country,” said Brian Gilhuly, CEO of RePower South. “A lot of people do not recycle now because it is very costly.” Right now, Berkeley County residents had two options for recycling: pay $40 a month to… Read More »

Resource Recycling February 19, 2019: RePower exec discusses mixed-waste MRF reboot by Jared Paben

After investing $12 million in additional equipment and modifications, RePower South has restarted a long-shuttered mixed-waste processing facility in Alabama. With full production starting at the former Infinitus Renewable Energy Park (IREP) facility in Montgomery, Ala., RePower now has its first operating plant. Residents’ garbage and recyclables, which have been going straight to landfill, will start heading… Read More »

Waste 360 February 4, 2019: Recycling Returns to Montgomery, Ala., After a Three-year Absence

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week, the city of Montgomery, Ala., RePower South (RPS) and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce announced that the Montgomery Recycling and Recovery Facility has resumed advanced residential recycling operations. “This ribbon cutting speaks to our commitment to do what’s right by becoming a green city and a destination known nationally as a leader… Read More »