Pratt Industries officially opened its $3.5m new material recovery facility (MRF) in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
According to the firm, the new plant recycles both residential and commercial single streams, cardboard, glass, aluminum, steel and plastic, in addition to several grades of paper.
The MRF will recycle 10,000t of paper per month at maximum capacity, the firm claimed.
Pratt’s recycling division president Myles Cohen said because of the growth prospects in this area, they expanded their facility and decided to re-invest in the community by building a plant for the future.
"It will improve the recycling capability for the entire upstate region, so from an economic standpoint, this expansion benefits the state of South Carolina, area businesses and the communities in the Upstate," added Cohen.