The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority (Authority) annually recognizes one certified RecycleOne Business that has taken the initiative to reduce their solid waste stream through reduction, recycling and proper disposal. This year, the Authority is honoring Revere Copper Products, Inc. (Revere), located in Rome, NY, with their 2018 Recycling Champion Award.
There are currently 30+ local businesses in the Authority’s RecycleOne Business program. Every certified RecycleOne Business, regardless of the year they joined the program, is eligible to win the annual Recycling Champion Award in any subsequent year.
Founded in 1801 by American patriot Paul Revere, Revere remains as one of the oldest manufacturers in the country. Throughout their long history, Revere has been able to continuously innovate and evolve to reduce waste, recycle, and preserve our precious environment.
Revere was selected for the 2018 Recycling Champion Award based on their extensive recycling and waste reduction efforts, which include:
- 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
- Over 700 tons of scrap metal (iron, steel, nickel, brass) recycled annually
“The environmental department at Revere has done a phenomenal job at reducing waste, re-using materials, and recycling whenever possible. The manufacturing plant is using advanced processes and techniques to mimimize their impact on the environment, and Revere deserves recognition of this hard work. The Authority is happy to present Revere with this Award,” concluded Emily Albright, Authority Director of Recycling.
The Authority’s RecycleOne Business program continues to grow every year. For more information, or to get YOUR business certified, please contact Emily M. Albright, Director of Recycling, at (315) 733-1224 ext. 1600.