Roanoke Times published this article back in 2010 when RDS came to Roanoke and began operations at the Enon Drive facility, before expanding into the Korte Street facility, where regional recycling is now processed and marketed out of.
Struggling with being in a region that lacks glass beneficiation plants, RDS Korte Street has worked hard to divert their accepted glass from the landfill by investing in equipment to process it into a crushed glass aggregate for use as a clean fill in construction projects, roadways, etc.
How RDS of Virginia increased recovery by 10% and brought consistency to its operations with AI-guided robotics.
They are coming—for your trash. Sorting through 67 million tons of glass, plastic and paper is dirty, low-paid, mind-numbing work. Matanya Horowitz’s AMP Robotics wants to take humans off the job.
MRFs are beginning to embrace AI and robotics to enhance operations. As the recycling industry continues to adapt to changing material streams and staffing issues, (MRFs) are transitioning to new technologies to help them improve quality and employee safety.
The City of Covington would like to announce that beginning on October 1st we will be working with Recycling and Disposal Solutions (RDS) of Virginia to Keep Covington Beautiful. Recycling and Disposal Solutions will now be managing the city’s recycling program.
A Rich History. A Sustainable Future.
Recycling has taken hard hits in recent years, laying a rough road for businesses driving to up their sustainability goals. Cheap fossil fuel dulled recyclables’ competitive edge over virgin plastics. China’s import ban and then COVID-19 caused further market disruptions — on top of traditional industry pain points: labor shortages; [...]
NAGS HEAD — Even with the upheaval of seemingly everything in everyday life, somehow recycling still matters in North Carolina.
Just a few months ago, when unemployment was low, it was tough finding people who came in on time and wanted to do the sorting we need. At that time, we installed systems from AMP Robotics to help with the labor shortage we were experiencing. AMP’s robots have helped us [...]