Sonoco Recycling to bring $1 million investment, 15 jobs to North Charleston

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Based out of Hartsville, Sonoco Recycling has broken ground on a new recycling plant on the Charleston Neck that will bring a $1 million investment and expand the company's South Carolina payroll by 15 to 215.

The facility is expected to be complete in February 2012.

"Our new facility represents a $1 million investment into the greater Charleston community," said Jim Brown, vice president, Sonoco Recycling. "We've been in Charleston County since 1972, and are excited to continue our growth in this area by offering expanded services to local residents and businesses."

With the new facility, Sonoco Recycling aims to grow capacity by 25 percent, increasing processing capabilities by expanding the list of materials accepted in Charleston County — the operation will service both residential and commercial/industrial recycling.

A map of the site is below.

Below are some more details about the company and its operation, from a release:

Currently, Sonoco Recycling's reclamation rates in Charleston save nearly 150,000 square feet of landfill space and more than $2 million in avoided landfill fees for local businesses. The Company maintains relationships with more than 150 businesses in the area, and is involved in numerous environmental initiatives such as the Carolina Recycling Association, Keep South Carolina Beautiful and the Southeastern Recycling Coalition. Sonoco Recycling also participates as an environmental partner in many local events like the Charleston Green Fair, the Cooper River Bridge Run and the BB&T Charleston Wine and Food Festival(R).

A recycling leader with locations and expertise worldwide, Sonoco Recycling annually collects more than three million tons of old corrugated containers, various grades of paper, metals and plastics. In addition, the Company has experts who provide secure, reliable and innovative recycling solutions to residential and commercial customers.

Currently, Sonoco Recycling operates four material recovery facilities (MRFs) and serves more than 125 communities in which curbside-collected residential and commercial materials are processed. The Company also provides recycling programs which identify waste reduction opportunities that reduce operating expenses for many of the largest consumer product companies in the U.S. 

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