New Recycling Facility in Berkeley County Begins Processing Waste

Anticipates Major Production this month

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Friday, April 5, 2019) A new recycling facility in Berkeley County, RePower South (RPS), is gearing up for operation. RPS representatives have informed county officials that major production is scheduled to begin this month.

County residents do not need to do anything to recycle, and residents no longer have to separate recyclables in a blue recycle bin or place in a separate container. All of the County’s household waste from normal waste collections will automatically be delivered to the RPS facility. Once there, waste will be processed in the state-of-the-art facility that segregates recyclables from the waste and delivers it to commodity markets to be re-used into new products. RePower South plans to extract other non-recyclable waste to produce a low carbon renewable fuel that replaces coal in local industry. RePower South will be diverting approximately 60 percent of the overall waste stream from the landfill.

Municipal and County resident’s trash will continue to be collected by their normal service provider and on the same schedule that currently exists. RePower South does not collect trash.

Contact your local provider for any questions regarding pickup.

Berkeley County will continue to provide updates and definitive information as it becomes available.

For additional information on the new state of the art facility and how your recyclables will be recovered, please visit the RePower South website at https://www.repowersouth.com/.

For specific questions regarding the information in this Press Release, please contact Hannah M. Moldenhauer at 843-719-4265 or at hannah.moldenhauer@berkeleycountysc.gov.

– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –

Hannah M. Moldenhauer
County Supervisors Office: County Public Info Officer
T: 843-719-4265

hannah.moldenhauer@berkeleycountysc.gov
www.berkeleycountysc.gov
1003 US Highway 52 Moncks Corner, SC 29461