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Resource Recycling September 4, 2019: Mixed-waste recovery: another useful tool, but no silver bullet by Colin Staub

The leader of mixed-waste processor RePower South recently spoke on why recovering recyclables from the trash stream is a good option in certain cases. RePower South launched in 2013, licensing technology that creates a solid fuel from waste materials. The company has been working to advance several projects in the Southeast U.S. Now, the company… Read More »

Waste Today Magazine September 6, 2019: What’s new in waste conversion technology by Steve Simmons

By now, solid waste managers know the overseas markets for traditional recyclable materials have been inverted due to import bans and restrictions put in place by China. To boot, China’s actions are having a ripple effect across the globe as more countries adopt waste and material bans or expand their restrictions. While this is certainly… Read More »

Recycling Today September 5, 2019: Prattville, Alabama, rolls out new recycling program by Kelly Maile

Prattville, Alabama, is on a path to improve recycling. The city is revamping its recycling program with a new partnership with RePower South (RPS), Montgomery, Alabama, with hopes to capture and divert more material from landfill and make recycling easier for residents and businesses. Before, Prattville, along with other cities in Autauga County, provided large recycling bins… Read More »

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 »