Sonoco Expanding Recycling Center in Charlotte
July 31, 2009 - Sonoco said that it has started an expansion and renovation project at the company's Recycling Center in Charlotte, North Carolina that will enable the facility to process larger volumes of recycled materials.
According to Jim Bowen, senior vice president, Sonoco Recycling, the company is investing approximately $2 million to expand the existing facility by approximately 23,500 square feet while adding state-of-the-art sorting and baling equipment.
In addition, the center’s yard space will be redesigned to improve traffic flow and unloading at the facility, Bowen said.
“Recycled materials processed through our Charlotte center continue to grow and this expansion will help us meet the increased needs of the community and improve our customers’ ease of use of the facility,” said Bowen. “Once the expansion is complete, our processing capabilities at the facility will increase significantly.”
Sonoco Recycling’s Charlotte facility accepts and processes corrugated boxes and other grades of paper as well as metals and plastics. The facility accepts curbside material delivered by the public and offers flatbed pick up of baled material, van service for loose, palletized or baled material and roll-off service for 30- and 40-yard open and closed top containers.