Recleim, Pepsi Bottling Ventures Announce Recycling Agreement

Oct. 28, 2014

GRANITEVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Recleim LLC today announced that it will serve as the recycling services provider for Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV), the largest privately held Pepsi-Cola bottler in North America. PBV will work with Recleim to properly dispose of retired cold drink vending machines, fountain units, glass door merchandisers, and other parts and components. Recleim’s exclusively licensed recycling technology enables it to recover 95 percent of PBV equipment by weight.

“Pepsi Bottling Ventures is committed to protecting the environment and that means ensuring our machines are recycled according to the highest standards,” said Roy Taylor, marketing equipment manager at Pepsi Bottling Ventures. “Recleim has the technology and process in place to maximize the amount of materials recovered from the items we retire. Our objective is to work with a company that shares our passion for responsible stewardship of the environment.”

Under the agreement, Recleim will transport retired equipment from PBV’s central distribution center in Winston-Salem, N.C., to its flagship recycling facility in Graniteville, S.C. for processing. Recleim will also provide PBV with a certificate of destruction, a traceable document that guarantees all goods received by Recleim are recycled in a way that meets or exceeds federal, state and local requirements.

“Companies want to feel confident that when they recycle equipment and parts, it will be done right,” said Doug Huffer, president and general manager of Recleim. “Since not every recycler has the same capabilities, it’s crucial to work with one that can reduce the release of harmful substances – such as chlorofluorocarbons – into the environment. We provide that level of assurance which is why companies like Pepsi Bottling Ventures turn to us for their recycling needs.”

Recleim’s rigorous recycling process ensures that emissions of ozone-depleting substances are minimized. The company’s 110,000 square-foot recycling center can process more than 60 million pounds of equipment annually – including household appliances, HVAC units and other devices.

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About Recleim, LLC

Founded in 2012, Recleim provides environmentally sound recycling and resource recovery for refrigerators, other appliances and related electronic waste. Along with its corporate offices in Atlanta, the company operates its flagship facility in Graniteville, S.C., the first recycling facility of its kind in North America to feature an entirely closed-loop resource recovery process. Using two exclusively licensed, advanced technologies, Recleim recovers approximately 95 percent (by weight) of the commodity components in the appliances it recycles, while safely disposing of hazardous chemicals, and minimizing waste and environmental impact. The company serves a wide range of corporate clients. For more information, visit

About Pepsi Bottling Ventures

North Carolina–based PBV is the largest privately held bottler of Pepsi–Cola products in North America, operating 21 bottling and distribution facilities that serve consumers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. PBV is a joint venture between Suntory International and PepsiCo. For more information about PBV, visit


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