Revere receives recycling award

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Revere Copper Products of Rome has won the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority’s 2018 Recycling Champion Award in recognition of the company taking the initiative to reduce its solid waste stream through extensive recycling and waste reduction efforts. 

Revere Copper was chosen from the more than 30 businesses certified in the solid waste authority’s RecycleOne program. The authority announced the award Monday and cited certain efforts by Revere, including:

• Extraction and reclamation of trace copper from waste water, mud, grindings, dust and oil used in the plant.

• Recycling of 24 tons of cardboard annually.

• The daily cleaning and re-use of approximately 350,000 gallons of cache water used for cooling and heating various machinery in the plant.

• Recycling more than 700 tons of scrap metal, including iron, steel, nickel and brass, annually.

“The environmental department at Revere has done a phenomenal job at reducing waste, re-using materials, and recycling whenever possible,” said Emily Albright the authority director of recycling. “The manufacturing plant is using advanced processes and techniques to minimize their impact on the environment, and Revere deserves recognition of this hard work.”

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