Quincy Recycle is in the business of solving waste stream problems for manufacturers. Our primary business is providing paper, plastic, and food waste recycling to industry. We are also a major supplier and buyer of gaylord boxes.
We currently have five locations in four Midwestern states: Quincy, IL (plant and corporate offices); Alsip (Chicago), IL; New Haven, IN; Bridgeton (St Louis), MO and West Bend (Milwaukee), WI.
Quincy Recycle is a growing company, with an aggressive, solutions-based culture. We believe that helping our business partners (vendors and customers) develop sustainable and creative business solutions with a positive economic impact will grow Quincy Recycle and establish us for the long term.
We have been in business since 1974. Keith Stokes (Bryan’s father) was hired by an absentee owner to manage the struggling company, eventually turning it around and buying it in 1976.
When Bryan Stokes purchased the company from his father in 1994 Quincy Recycle had a single plant that recycled fiber, primarily for one mill. Following that mill’s closure, Bryan and the high-performing team he was building quickly pivoted and diversified both the products recycled and our customer base.
In 2001 vendor demand led to the purchase of industrial shredders to handle challenging materials. This realization that finding ways to satisfy manufacturers’ entire waste stream problems was a defining insight for Quincy Recycle.
Another was the concept of sustainability. As Bryan stated in an interview, “It opened our minds and encouraged us to ask deeper questions; we all became better at our jobs.”
Today Quincy Recycle continues to build on the key insights and business relationships established over the past four decades, while leading the way in our industry with creative, innovative solutions for our vendors and customers.
On-Site Information Destruction
In 2012 an opportunity opened up when Bryan Stokes was approached by the owner of a growing secure document destruction company in Iowa about acquiring the business. Aware that this industry is complimentary to Quincy Recycle’s core business, Bryan quickly made the decision to buy it, and did so.
Today OSID services Iowa, west-central Illinois, and northeast Missouri with its core document shredding services from locations in Waterloo, Des Moines, and Marion/Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Quincy, IL. We also provide hard drive destruction for customers throughout the region.
Quincy Farm Products
Quincy Farm Products sprang from the realization that there is a considerable and growing market for solving food waste problems for manufacturers. Since its founding in 2014, Quincy Farm Products has evolved into an adaptive and innovative provider of food waste recycling and custom livestock feed and ingredients.
QRP Logistics is the newest arm of Quincy Recycle. Founded in 2015 in response to freight needs at our Bridgeton and West Bend facilities, QRP Logistics provides freight hauling services both for our business and for others.