On September 1, 2023, RDS purchased the Pitt County Recycling Facility. This facility had previously been managed by Eastern Carolina Vocational Center (ECVC) for almost 30 years. RDS is excited to now serve Pitt County’s 14 towns and cities as well as the surrounding municipalities. Some of the localities RDS has the pleasure of processing recycled materials for is the City of Greenville, Ayden, Bethel, Falkland, Farmville, Fountain, Grifton, Grimesland, Winterville, & Village of Simpson.

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Along with processing the recyclable materials for Pitt County. RDS welcomes the opportunity to grow with the employees who choose to continue onward with us. We are lucky to inherit a strong culture & foundation laid by ECVC, and are excited to grow with the RDS commitments, policies, and procedures.

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Prior to negotiations, RDS committed to offering current ECVC employees the opportunity to maintain their roles and positions if desired. Employees Larry Blow (Plant Manager) & Bill Harkley (Baler Operator) have both been a team member at this plant for 30+ years. Many of the ECVC employees chose to continue with RDS. Tonya Harris our scale operator with 13+ years of experience at the plant said, “We are like family here, we know the operation very well. We work hard to keep this place going and we also take pride in our work ethics. We strive daily to make sure that the Greenville Plant continues to be successful. We are all so fortunate to be a part of the RDS Family.”

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When ECVC was responsible for managing the facility, they equipped the location with modern technologies. RDS plans to continue this growth by installing and utilizing robotics in tandem with Artificial Intelligence and employees to process recyclable materials at an increased rate, preventing materials from going to the landfills.

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RDS commits to maintaining a model operation using modern technologies to recycle & dispose materials in an effective & efficient manner.

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Currently, materials such as cardboard are transported to RDS-Greenville facility, for processing. It is loaded on a forklift.

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The forklift loads the cardboard onto the conveyor. Then the material is compressed into the baler.

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Once the cardboard is baled, it will then be stacked and stored until a shipment is scheduled.

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Any solid waste that is remaining after being processed that are not acceptable for recycling will be pushed into the residue bale for later processing.

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Other examples of materials that are currenting being processed at the RDS-Greenville Facility are single-stream and shredded office paper.

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As disposal rates increase, RDS can help you reduce your waste (and, in turn, your bill), turning the recyclables we pull out of it into revenue or reduced costs for you.