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New recycling facility opens

Green Acres Recycling opens in Chatham County. Green Acres Recycling opens in Chatham County.

A company working to keep Chatham County clean is officially open. 

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.

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