The recycling industry is changing. In fact, it has been changing for some time. For many, recycling just doesn’t look the same as it did even four months ago, but here at Quincy Recycle, we’ve been preparing for and driving change for many years.

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Industrial and Commercial Manufacturers have a lot going on within their facilities. They are moving a ton of product in and out every day and producing a lot of scrap recyclable material along the way. Finding an efficient way to manage and prepare that scrap for recycling is an area many just simply don’t know…

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Green grass in the forest with a reflective earth globe on the ground.

Did you know that this is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day? That’s right, 50 years ago today the wheels of change were put in motion. Here at Quincy Recycle, Earth Day and what it stands for is kind of a big deal. After all, our business is built around finding solutions to help our…

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Food Manufacturer Recycling Case Study

A Fortune 100 food manufacturer approached Quincy Recycle for solutions to their waste stream problems. The company has asked to remain anonymous and we are respecting their request.

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Screen shot of text found on the EPA website's section about sustainable management of food as animal feed.

From our Quincy Farm Products subsidiary: A recent “off-beat” story hit the news: hundreds of thousands of Skittles candies were found covering a Wisconsin highway, which were destined for farms as a feed supplement for cattle. The story was often covered either as humor or as alarmist concern over candies being used in cattle feed.…

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Large piles of green, yellow, and white plastic materials.

Competition is good. Sometimes, though, collaboration is better. If you’re in the recycling industry, you’ve no doubt worked with other recyclers. It’s fairly common given shared vendors and specialization in materials. This process usually begins with a problem – a recycler has a manufacturer or other vendor with materials they’re having difficulty handling. That’s when…

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Two men in safety vests look on towards stacks of recycled material inside a recycling facility.

Plastic recyclers like Quincy Recycle face a tough plastics market. For the past year we’ve seen a significant drop in the price of recycled plastic. Why? The price of oil has dropped by half over the past year The global economic slowdown is lowering export demand Load contamination is driving down the price we get on…

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