Viva Recycling to open second tire recycling plant in South Carolina

Company says $7 million facility will process more than 4 million tires per year.

August 19, 2014
Recycling Today Staff

Viva Recycling of South Carolina, headquartered in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, has announced plans to build its second tire recycling facility in the state in Anderson.

Viva Recycling says it expects to invest nearly $7 million in the facility, which will include recycling and manufacturing operations. The company says it anticipates the new facility will be operational by the end of 2014.

The company, established in 2011, processes scrap tires to produce recycled rubber products for home, business and recreation at its existing tire recycling facility in Moncks Corner. The used tires it has been recycling are collected from a range of sources throughout the Southeast, including automobiles, light and heavy trucks, landfills, municipalities and tire retailers.

Viva Recycling says the new facility will be capable of recycling more than 4 million tires per year, similar to the number it presently handles at its flagship location.

Under its recycling process, the company will separate the scrap tires and other industrial rubber scrap into their component parts—rubber, steel and fiber. While the steel and fiber are recycled, the rubber is sized, shaped, colored and molded into a variety of products for industrial, commercial and residential applications. End products include landscape mulch, playground safety flooring, artificial field infill, rubber sidewalks, rubber pavers, equestrian flooring and rubberized asphalt.

“We are proud to build Viva's second South Carolina facility in Anderson, providing the upstate with a true recycling option for scrap tire recycling, as we have successfully done in Berkeley County, where we already turn over 4 million scrap tires into useful consumer and other valuable products,” says Marty Sergi, president and CEO of Viva Recycling of South Carolina.