A company working to keep Chatham County clean is
On Monday, Green Acres Recycling cut the ribbon to mark its grand opening.
The company takes construction and demolition waste from local projects -
keeping them out of the county landfills.
The new facility has
also brought about 25 new jobs to the area. At full capacity, the company can
process 40,000 pounds of materials a day.
"To date, we have kept
7 million pounds out of landfills. All the commodities we rescue go toward
making superior by products and we are helping the county and city and local
community toward its green initative of becoming the greenest county in the
state," said Jim Lientz, owner and manager of Green Acres Recycling.
The facility's office was constructed fully from
salvaged shipping containers - the first of its type permitted in the city of Savannah.