Industrial and consumer packaging products manufacturer

Sonoco Products

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said Monday that its new fully automated state-of-the-art materials recovery facility that recycles curbside-collected and dual-stream residential and commercial waste materials from the Raleigh and Wake County, N.C., area, has started its commercial operation.

The Raleigh, N.C.-based Sonoco said that the 45,000 square foot recycling facility will operate under its wholly owned subsidiary Paper Stock Dealers.

The new facility is situated on a 17-acre site in southeast Raleigh at 111 S. Rogers Lane, just off of Interstate 440.

"Our new facility is already improving the efficiency and productivity of Raleigh's curbside recycling program by significantly reducing the time it takes to off-load, process and move recycled materials in and out of the facility," the company said.

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