Recycling. Rebuilding. Rethinking.

On our road to a zero waste vision there are a host of efforts, investments and commitments to innovation and technology. These commitments include; (i) conversion of dual stream recycling into single stream technology, (ii) more, larger, more convenient and innovative new recycling bins, (iii) new ways to secure active recycling behavior at home, at work and in our schools and (iv) green transformational energy technologies that will covert that part of the waste stream that is not recycled as commodities into environmentally-friendly energy feedstocks.

We are always rethinking conventional recycling and our role in building more vibrant American communities in the process. We know first-hand there is economic-social-environmental power in recovering and transforming materials from what was once called the waste stream. Recommunity was formed to make a real, positive impact within communities everywhere; creating jobs, wealth and environmental leadership.

 

Pure Play Recycling

As we looked around, we saw the need to create an honest-to-goodness pure-play recycling company, with a single-minded commitment to community-first benefits. Pure-play means we don’t have or operate land fills. Pure play means we don’t have or operate collection trucks. Pure play means our success will come from focusing on two ideas; (i) the most innovative and effective resource recovery solutions and (ii) building vibrant and sustainable community partnerships.

Since our inception in 2011, ReCommunity has become the largest pure-play recycler in North America, and we are growing. We owe our success and growth to communities everywhere that share our vision.

How we help communities

Waste: An engine of innovation.

Waste by definition means an end-of-life absence of value. Waste means the need for disposal. Waste also means a costly nuisance.

What if we all changed our thinking about this simple word... waste?

In nature, all resources are continuously and repetitively used and reused to create and sustain life. In nature, there is no such thing as waste.

When we are done with the consumption of the millions of things we create and use; what if each of us viewed those things as resources (instead of waste) that were ready to be reconfigured to be reborn and remade again (like in nature)?

If everything we consume was viewed as resources (instead of waste) at the end of its useful life, we would have abundant raw materials to feed and fuel the products and energy we depend on.

Well, this is precisely how ReCommunity views the world and why we are passionate about innovation and technology. You see, with good old-fashioned American innovation, creativity and engineering you can build a positive future from the resources that many people view as waste.

Welcome to our ReCommunity culture; a culture that is relentlessly committed to innovatively converting end-of-life resources into revenue, jobs and environmental sustainability.

Our goal isn’t to reduce waste. It’s to change its very definition.

A mission of transformation.

Our commitment to transformation doesn’t end at the conversion of materials into valuable commodities. We are also committed to the transformation of how we do business and partner with our communities. We want our community partners to trust us, rely on us and view us as very valuable engines of economic, environmental and social health. We know that is a tall (transformational) mission and we are committed to it.

ReMetrics

29 facilities. 14 states. 1,500 employees.

One very important goal; being the largest, most-complete resource recovery-operation in the nation means we have the best solutions that are continuously improved and partnered /tailored in the most productive fashion for our community partners.

ReCommunity recovers and processes close to two million tons of valuable, reprocessed, reusable materials every year. But our legacy doesn’t stop there. Take a look at the environmental impact our company has made in numbers, and imagine what we could do for you.

Goodbye, Greenhouse Gas.

Our efforts have reduced greenhouse emissions
by 5.3 million metric tons, or:
  • Approximately a million fewer cars on the road
  • Over half a billion fewer gallons of gasoline burned
  • 47,633 acres of forested trees

Landfills shrunk:
Our efforts have reduced landfill space by 2.6 million cubic yards, or:
  • 520,000 truckloads
  • The volume of two Empire State Buildings
  • Close to half the size of the Hoover Dam

Wastewater removed:
Our efforts have reduced wastewater from landfill space by
  • 17.6 million gallons, or:
  • 25.2 Olympic-sized swimming pools
  • 220,000 bathtubs
  • 2.2 million dishwasher cycles
  • 11 million flushes of a low-flow toilet

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