2019 – 2022
RDS featured on Roanoke Valley Television
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 partners with the City of Roanoke to increase recycling knowledge and decrease contamination
RDS is featured alongside Roanoke City's Solid Waste Division and Office of Sustainability in this neighborhood pilot program.
AMP Robotics Launches Automated Secondary Sortation Facilities in Atlanta and Cleveland
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.
The business of recycling! We can do better. (Solutionaries) – Youtube
Check out this RDS feature of Roanoke Director of Facilities by WSLS that demonstrates the dos and donts of recycling in the Roanoke Valley.
Don’t Toss Your Batteries in the Trash! Here’s How to Dispose of Them Responsibly
"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.
What Actually Happens to Your Recycling Once It Leaves the Curb?
"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 process pan out? We consulted recycling experts to get to the bottom of it... We also consulted Lauren Cutlip, business development and outreach manager at the Recycling & Disposal Solutions of [...]
Star City Sustainability Society Series Lecture – Recycle Right with RDS
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.
Clean Valley Council Earth Summit 2021 Speaker – Lauren Cutlip of RDS
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 gets new recycler (Roanoke Times, 2010)
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.
How RDS Worked to Recycle Glass
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.