Charleston County Material Recovery Facility

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Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects (POH) designed the Charleston County Material Recovery Facility (MRF pronounced "murf"). This unique facility’s sustainable mission was created to make the process of recycling easier for the citizens of the community. Charleston County wanted a recycling center to proactively reduce their waste stream by expanding their recycling capacity by 400%. The new MRF will include state-of-the-art processing equipment including optical sorting machines which will produce high-quality material and reduce labor costs; a fully automated scale (the first of its kind for recycling centers in South Carolina); and capacity to process all of Charleston County recyclables – that’s 25 tons of recyclables per hour.

Concept Design Model:

“This MRF will be the largest, most-advanced recycling center in the entire state of South Carolina…” - Rusty Angel, Machinex Eastern Region Sales Manager.

POH created a 2-story management office and a community space situated at the front face of the building. The unique community room acts as an educational field trip destination for school children to view the process of recycling on an industrial scale from a safe distance and behind large windows.

Concept Design Model:

10,000-SF Office
47,000-SF Manufacturing

Interior Design
Graphic Design

Project Features
State-of-the-Art Recycling Center
Processing facility
Community Room
Office Space
Materials Recovery Facility


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