Raleigh’s WasteZero plans $3M expansion in S.C.

Raleigh-based WasteZero, a municipal waste reduction company, plans to invest $3.1 million in a manufacturing plant expansion in Williamsburg County, S.C.

WasteZero plans to add 10,000 square feet of manufacturing space at an existing plant in Hemingway, which serves as the company’s sole manufacturing plant. The company expects to complete the expansion by the end of the first quarter of 2014.

To entice WasteZero’s investment, the state of South Carolina awarded the company a rural infrastructure grant in the amount of $125,000.

WasteZero partners with municipalities by increasing recycling through a pre-paid trash collection system that allows consumers to monitor their trash output and help reduce waste. According to the company, its programs have allowed municipalities to reduce their landfill trash by 44 percent. WasteZero partners with municipalities across the country.

“We are excited about the opportunity to expand our operations at our Hemingway plant,” said WasteZero President Mark Dancy in an announcement about the expansion. “South Carolina’s pro-business environment and skilled and dependable workforce has enabled us to grow.”