FEBRUARY 2008

Sonoco Recycling opens facility in North Charleston

Sonoco has relocated its Charleston, South Carolina, recycling operation to a new, state-of-the-art materials recycling facility 1.5 miles away at 2025 Tellico Road in North Charleston.

“Our new North Charleston facility is larger—a nearly 30,000 square foot building on a 5-acre site—and much more efficient than our former location,” said Myles Cohen, vice president and general manager of Sonoco Recycling, the Sonoco business unit formerly known as Paper Stock Dealers.

Sonoco Recycling’s new Charleston facility accepts and processes most corrugated boxes and other grades of paper materials, metals and plastics, and will have an annual recycling capability of approximately one-quarter of a billion pounds f recyclable materials. 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.

Sonoco, which processes and uses many of these recycled materials to produce recycled paperboard at its South Carolina paper mills, then uses that paperboard to produce new consumer and industrial packaging, making Sonoco one of the few cradle-to-cradle suppliers of packaging in the industry.