Recycle Equipment

Service Spotlight: Quincy Recycle Equipment Division

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 where to start. Wouldn’t it be nice to partner with someone who can help you find the best recycling equipment for your business?

That’s where Quincy Recycle can help. We partner with companies all over the U.S. to help them achieve their waste reduction and sustainability goals. Our Equipment Sales and Service division is just one of the many services we offer to make it easy for our partners to manage their waste stream.

Helping companies manage their waste stream from early on.

Here at Quincy Recycle, we’ve always worked to help our customers get connected with the right equipment for their business’ needs. Over the years, many of our partners would come to us with questions and for help with their equipment needs. After a while, we started thinking – what if we took a more proactive approach to this side of our business? So, that’s just what we did.

Tom Saylor heads up the Equipment Division here at Quincy Recycle and he’s been hard at work establishing a nationwide network of service providers to help our partners from coast-to-coast.

We take a personal approach with each of our customers/vendors to find the right piece of equipment for their needs. – Tom Saylor, General Manager – Quincy Recycle Equipment Division

It’s more than just sales and service. Through the process, we also help educate our partners on how to make it easier to put their waste stream to better use.

Flexible Commercial Recycling Equipment Solutions

Choosing recycling equipment is not a one-size-fits-all situation. Each business’ needs are different. Quincy Recycle is an authorized distributor of a wide range of recycling equipment from several equipment suppliers. That’s important to us and our partners because it provides the flexibility to secure the best equipment for each of the businesses we work with. Here are just a few of the more common pieces of equipment you’ll find our vendor partners using in their facilities.

Large blue machinery used for processing recycled materials.

Vertical Balers

A Vertical Baler is often considered an introductory style machine and can handle waste streams up to 50 tons of material each month.


Large blue horizontal baler used for processing recycled materials. Horizontal Balers

These machines typically include a conveyor system and are suitable for helping prepare a variety of different materials, such as cardboard, paper, and plastics for efficient transport.



Large blue compactor used for processing recycled materials. Compactors

You’ll find compactors almost anywhere where waste is managed, and they are extremely versatile. With several styles available, it’s easy to find an option that makes sense for your business.





And, those are just a few examples of the equipment choices available. Make sure to check out our Recycling Equipment Sales page for more information and contact our team with additional questions.

Why is the Equipment Sales and Service Division so important?

For us, it’s another piece of the puzzle to building a complete, one-stop solution for our vendors and customers. Managing the logistics of the recycling process can be daunting and it’s important for us to make that process as easy as possible for our partners. That starts with setting them up with the best equipment for their facility.

Since they can process and bale their scrap right away, it’s easier to keep organized and contained while still in their facility. No loose scrap lying around means a cleaner and more importantly, a safer facility. Plus, the right equipment allows for a much more efficient way for customers to prepare their scrap for pickup and transit.

Without the right equipment, manufacturers may be forced to either pay to have someone haul their material to the landfill, which is bad for their bottom line and the environment OR pay extra to send loose scrap to be sorted by hand at a recycling facility. By taking full advantage of our Equipment Sales and Service team, our partners avoid those extra costs, and not to mention – valuable time.

So, how can Equipment Sales and Service from Quincy Recycle help make the recycling process run smoother for your business? It’s simple really. We set you up with the right equipment for your business. Our team listens to your pain points and takes the time to understand what it’ll take to help put your waste stream to work for you.

Ready to learn more?

Contact our team today for a free quote on recycling equipment. We offer multiple purchase options including; Purchase Outright, Lease to Own, and Rental. Our team will work closely with you to find the right equipment and purchasing solution to meet your needs.


About Quincy Recycle

We solve waste stream problems for manufacturers and other industrial suppliers. With over 45 years in the business, we handle paper, plastic, and metal recycling, and help clients build sustainable waste reduction processes within their business.


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Employee Spotlight: Josh Hall

Influence,  Impact, and Accountability. That’s Josh Hall in a nutshell. Influence because he is persistent in finishing difficult jobs. Impact because he consistently performs at a high level. Accountability because he acknowledges when he doesn’t have the answer, & seeks to find it. When you ask Brian Lansing, GM of Quincy Exact Solutions, you can hear the excitement as he says, “I have challenged Josh for the last couple of months on a difficult production line build.  It has been a project where if it could go wrong, it did.  When it seemed like there was no end to the project insight, he would continue to push and seek solutions to the problems that arose.  He has always been committed to his work and a person the rest of the QES team can rely on.”

When did you start with Quincy Recycle?


What was your job title when you started?

Maintenance Technician

What is your current title?

Maintenance Technician

If you had to pick one, which Core Value is your favorite?

Be courageous, Try it!

What was the most challenging thing to learn in your roles?

The most challenging thing to learn as a Tech is troubleshooting complex machinery issues, this involves identifying and diagnosing problems, understanding the root causes, and finding effective solutions to get the machinery back up and running quickly but can be very rewarding.

What was the most surprising or fun thing to learn?

I was surprised with the training and level of automation. Training in automation can be a lot fun.

What’s your favorite part about working at Quincy Recycle?

My favorite part about working at Quincy recycle is the large network of support we have from our surrounding plants.

What would you like prospective employees to know about Quincy Recycle?

Safety is a top priority at Quincy recycle, we have high level of teamwork and collaboration in a fast paced environment.

What are some of your hobbies outside of work?

I enjoy activities with my family, 3d printing and flying drones.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever read or received?

Never sacrifice quality for speed, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have both.

If you had to pick a song to portray the culture of Quincy Recycle, what would it be and why?

Eye of the Tiger” because of the fast pace positive energy.

bales of commingled plastic loads

Your Partner in Recycling Commingled Plastic Loads

The waste and recycling industry is constantly evolving and innovating new ways to recycle materials. One area that has been gaining more attention in recent years is the handling of commingled plastic loads.

But what exactly are commingled plastic loads, and how can we properly recycle them?

In this blog post, we’ll answer those questions and explain how Quincy Recycle can help you properly dispose of your commingled plastic waste.

What is Commingled Plastic?

A commingled plastic load is when two or more types of plastic are mixed together in one bale. Bales can contain different types of plastic, such as HDPE, PET, PVC, or polypropylene.

Mixed plastic waste can be difficult to recycle because it is an unsorted bundle of different types of plastics, making it hard to separate and process. However, it is important to recycle commingled plastic waste as it keeps the material out of landfills and reduces our impact on the environment.

How Quincy Recycles Handles Commingled Plastic Loads

At Quincy Recycle, we accept commingled plastic loads that are within industry specs. Our state-of-the-art plant can handle hundreds of tons of commingled plastic waste every month and has the technology and processes in place to properly recycle them. We take these processes seriously. We are dedicated to sustainability and minimizing waste through proper recycling procedures.

Our recycling process begins with sorting the plastic into different types of plastics. Our trained staff oversees the process, ensuring that we get the best quality materials for recycling. Once the sorting process is complete, we then grind or shred the plastic into smaller pieces and prepare it for sale to manufacturers.

One key benefit of recycling commingled plastic loads through Quincy Recycle is that it allows customers to dispose of their waste in a cost-effective and efficient way.

Rather than having to sort through their waste themselves, customers can simply dispose of their commingled plastic loads and trust that we will handle the rest. We also offer pickup services to make the process even more convenient for our customers.

Our customers can make the process easier for us, too. While we offer top market value for loads, there are a few things that can cause loads to be downgraded. These include:

  • Contaminated loads with too many plastic bags, paper, or mixed rigid plastics
  • Contaminated loads with other prohibitives, like tin and aluminum cans
  • Cherry-picked loads with valuable plastics removed, such as #2 HDPE

In short, the more “hands-on” we have to be to manually sort through the loads, the less valuable they will be. Commingled loads with solely post-consumer, #1 to #7 plastic containers will usually yield the most value.

Waste sorting plant conveyors filled with various plastic waste

Industries We Commonly Work With

A considerable number of industries produce commingled plastic loads that need recycling.

The food and beverage industry, for example, generates large amounts of commingled plastic waste from bottles and packaging materials. The retail industry produces excess plastic bags, product packaging, and storage materials. The beauty industry produces waste from packaging materials like shampoo and conditioner bottles and containers.

Quincy Recycle understands that large amounts of plastic waste are a problem. We offer recycling services that specifically target commingled plastic loads from various industries.

The End Goal

Quincy Recycle has extensive experience in recycling plastic waste. The recycling process can be complicated for commingled plastic, but we have the expertise, equipment, and resources to make it happen.

Companies that choose to work with us can rest assured that they are working with a partner who cares about the environment and can help them achieve their sustainability goals. By recycling commingled plastic loads, you help reduce landfill pollution, conserve resources, and minimize the impact on the environment.

We are committed to doing our best to help manufacturers reduce their carbon footprint. Reach out to us or call us today at 800.311.6097 to recycle your commingled plastic loads. Let’s help build a brighter future for our planet.

Employee Spotlight: Nathan Boyer

When it comes to being a team player, others may be as good but no one does it better than Nathan Boyer at Quincy Farm Products. According to Operations Manager Stephen Jones, “Nathan is everything great about QFP, an awesome family man and a really hard worker. He cares about all of our people deeply and wants to provide a safe and fun work environment. We are truly lucky to have him on our team.” Jones also added, “Nathan embodies ‘Be Courageous and Try It‘. He’s willing to try anything that makes the business better and is ok if it fails to pick the pieces up and try again. It’s easy to see why Nathan is such a valued member of our team.

When did you start with Quincy Recycle?

October 2016

What was your job title when you started?

Plant Manager

What is your current title?

Plant Manager

If you had to pick one, which Core Value is your favorite?

One Team One Dream One Family

What was the most challenging thing to learn in your roles?

The different feed ingredients and their applications

What was the most surprising or fun thing to learn?

The business as a whole

What’s your favorite part about working at Quincy Recycle?

The passion our team has for the business

What would you like prospective employees to know about Quincy Recycle?

To know that our employees matter we take their safety and wellbeing very seriously

What are some of your hobbies outside of work?

Hunting Fishing and most important my grandson Bronson

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever read or received?

Are you a cow or a buffalo will you run from the storm or face it head on

If you had to pick a song to portray the culture of Quincy Recycle, what would it be and why?

House of Pain (Jump Around),  just because its a fun song have fun with your job