November 19, 2014
What happens to old vending machines? Some of them will end up in Graniteville upon retirement.
Pepsi Bottling Ventures, the largest privately held Pepsi-Cola bottler in North America, has an agreement with Recleim in Graniteville to dispose of old vending machines, fountain drink units and other Pepsi parts.
Recleim will transport retired equipment from Pepsi Bottling Ventures’ central distribution center in Winston-Salem, N.C., to its recycling facility in Graniteville – along with a “certificate of destruction.”
Recleim has a 110,000 square-foot recycling center that can process more than 60 million pounds of equipment annually – including household appliances, HVAC units and other devices.
The company is set up in the former Hickman Mill building downtown, which once housed yarn operations for Avondale Mills. Its headquarters is in Atlanta, though.
Pepsi Bottling Ventures operates 21 bottling and distribution facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.