Roanoke Valley Television featured RDS as Virginia's premier recycling processor in the Blue Ridge region; highlighting what happens behind the scenes when you drop off recycling. Peak behind the scenes of daily operations at our Roanoke processing plant.
RDS is featured alongside Roanoke City's Solid Waste Division and Office of Sustainability in this neighborhood pilot program.
RDS President Joe Benedetto is featured in this article describing how AMP Robotics are paving the way for advanced robotic recycling sortation, including secondary sortation coming out of MRFs.
Check out this RDS feature of Roanoke Director of Facilities by WSLS that demonstrates the dos and donts of recycling in the Roanoke Valley.
"Not sure how to responsibly dispose of single-use batteries? Here's your go-to guide to keeping toxic waste out of the landfill. " Featuring quotes from RDS Business Development & Outreach Manager, Lauren Cutlip.
"Have you ever wondered about what happens to your recycling after it leaves the house? Each item put out for recycling only starts its journey once thrown in the bin. After it’s picked up curbside, it begins the laborious process of being turned into something else. But how does the [...]
On January 27th, 2022, Lauren Cutlip will be leading an event for the Roanoke, Virginia community on proper recycling behavior with information on how household recyclables are processed in the region. Citizens are encouraged to attend to ask questions and participate in several recycling activities.
In November 2021, RDS Business Development & Outreach Manager Lauren Cutlip presented on the Clean Valley Council's Annual Earth Summit. She discussed how household recyclables are processed in the Roanoke, Virginia Region and provided helpful insight on how to Recycle Right to reduce contamination.
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.