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The Register-Guard June 14, 2019: Innovative Eugene business Bulk Handling Systems develops robotic waste-sorting machines by Aliya Hall

Ever since China stopped accepting U.S. recycled materials at the end of 2017, the future of recycling has been hanging in the balance. But Bulk Handling Systems in Eugene isn’t giving up that easy — in fact, the company is working on new, innovative ways to combat the recycling crisis. “China went away, but there’s… Read More »

WTVY Channel Four June 7, 2019: Dothan extends business with Montgomery recycling company by Anna Knapp

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A 90-day trial with Repower South has now been extended to a six-month contract. The company requires stricter guidelines, with zero tolerance for several items including glass and paint. Environmental services assistant manager John Marshall says Dothan has done a good job at adjusting. “We tried to make some adjustments to what we do to… Read More »

Waste Today May 21, 2019: RePower South aims to enhance recycling by Kelly Maile

RePower South Berkeley Facility

CEO Brian Gilhuly talks vision behind new recycling and recovery facilities RePower South (RPS), Moncks Corner, South Carolina, has changed the economics of mixed waste processing by recovering and recycling more material and converting nonrecyclable paper and plastics that are typically sent to landfill into a clean, low-carbon renewable fuel. With the opening of two RePower South facilities in… Read More »

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 »

RePower South Berkeley poised to transform waste processing in its home state, May 5, 2019

RePower South Berkeley Facility

Berkeley County, S.C. Plant Fully Operational Moncks Corner, S.C.—RePower South (RPS) has begun processing material at the company’s recycling and recovery facility for Berkeley County, S.C. With minimal programs in place and a community demanding recycling, Berkeley County chose RPS to deliver the nation’s most comprehensive and cost effective recycling and reuse program to its… 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 »

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 »

RePower South in response to The Post and Courier

RePower South in response to The Post and Courier’s March 22, 2019 article RePower South recycling facility will open soon. But environmentalists are worried. Recycling in America is declining and recycling programs are in crisis. Increasing costs and decreasing recovery jeopardize their survival. In reality, even with recycling programs, many individuals simply don’t recycle. People… Read More »