Green road sign with the word safety in white letters

At Quincy Recycle, safety is one of our top priorities. Recycling may not be one of the first industries that come to mind when you think about jobs with a high risk to health and safety. But, did you ever stop and think about the types of materials collected and sorted?

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Update regarding COVID-19 As the global pandemic of COVID-19 continues to affect communities all over the world, we wish to communicate to everyone how this affects our business and you as our partner. First and foremost, we want to communicate that our hearts go out to those who have been affected by this novel coronavirus.

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Safety jacket, shoes, glasses, and hardhat.

“Safe performance is ingrained in the culture here at Quincy Recycle, from the moment an employee is hired on,” says Craig Zimmerman, General Manager of our West Bend, WI facility.“As an example, the first time I stepped on the floor, I was approached by a worker who asked if I was wearing steel toe shoes.”

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Safety jacket, shoes, glasses, and hardhat.

Last spring our St. Louis-area plant become fully operational. Now it’s managed to pull off an impressive feat – going one full year accident free! How’d this happen? “Safety is a culture. It’s not a fad, it’s part of what we do on a daily, weekly, monthly basis,” said Chad Hoener, General Manager of Quincy Recycle’s…

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Alsip Recycling Plant 2 Years Accident Free

The recycling industry is dangerous. There are hazards everywhere – tractor-trailers coming and going, forklifts darting about with containers and baled materials, stacked bales, compactors, “guillotine” roll cutters, and a host of other dangers. Which makes our Alsip plant’s announcement even more amazing – this week the Chicago-area facility reached TWO YEARS without an OSHA-reportable…

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Inside view of recycling plant.

Quincy Recycle’s New Haven, Indiana plant recently reached a significant milestone: 365 days accident free. There are major advantages to going a full year without an accident, the most obvious being “we want everyone to go home alive,” as Safety Manager Joe Genenbacher points out. Given the complex environment of a modern material recovery facility…

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Several Quincy recycle workers celebrate safety wearing yellow safety clothing in Alsip, IL.

Quincy Recycle’s Alsip, IL plant hit an impressive milestone in April – 365 days without an accident! Why is that important to our vendors and customers? Two main reasons: fewer accidents means lower costs a safe environment is more efficient, reducing freight & handling costs “Our customers and vendors benefit,” Jon DeBoer, Operations Manager of…

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