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Sonoco Upgrading Charlotte, NC Recycling Plant

March 17, 2010 - Sonoco Recycling said that it is in the process of upgrading its Charlotte Recycling Center into a full-scale material recovery facility (MRF) and expects the $2.6 million project to be complete by early summer of this year.

“We’re adding high-tech equipment that will allow us to further grow our capacity and more effectively sort residential single-stream waste. Additions will include new sorting screens, separators, high-speed conveyors, steel disks and other state-of-the-art equipment,” said Marcy Thompson, vice president and general manager, Sonoco Recycling, Inc.

In November 2009, Sonoco Recycling completed a $2 million expansion project at the Charlotte center. The project expanded the facility’s footprint by 23,500 square feet and included the installation of new commercial sorting and baling equipment. In addition, the facility’s outside space was redesigned to improve traffic flow.

Sonoco Recycling’s Charlotte center accepts and processes corrugated boxes and other grades of paper as well as plastic and other materials. The facility accepts curbside material delivered by the public and offers flatbed pick up of baled material, and van pick up for loose, palletized or baled material.

Annually, Sonoco collects and processes about 3 million tons of recyclable materials.

SOURCE: Sonoco Recycling




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