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Local recycling companies & recycling requirements for Philadelphia businesses
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Local recycling companies & recycling requirements for Philadelphia businesses

If you’re a business or organization looking for a local hauler, here’s a list.

Need to recycle for an upcoming event, or recycle as a business? Read the guide below for information on Philadelphia’s recycling guidelines for businesses.

Recycling Requirements for businesses in Philadelphia

Businesses in Philadelphia are required to recycle, although there may be little enforcement. Technically, all commercial properties are required to complete a Commercial Waste Report annually.

According to the City of Philadelphia, businesses must create a recycling and waste plan and complete the following tasks:

  • Fill out the official Commercial Waste Report form online with the City of Philadelphia. Visit commercialwaste.phila.gov and complete your business information profile, then follow the prompts to complete your Waste Report. The form must be submitted annually by December 31.
  • Publicly Post Form: Print and publicly post your Waste Report in a prominent location; next to your other City of Philadelphia licenses, for example. Print either the submission confirmation screen, or the certificate attached to the email that you will receive upon completing your report.
  • Distribute Copies of Form to Employees: Distribute copies of your building’s completed form to employees so that they are aware of the building’s recycling and waste management practices and requirements.
  • Make Sure Recycling is Easy and Bins are Abundant: Providing adequate recycling containers for employees and patrons is a crucial component of a successful recycling program. A recycling container should be paired with each trash can.
  • Install Signage: Proper signage, including pictures of the recyclables that are designated, is necessary for educating employees and patrons on where and how to recycle. Links to DIY and ready-to-use signs identifying materials that should and should not be placed into recycling bins can be found in the Appendix.

The city website says you can submit questions to commercial.recycling@phila.gov, but you’ll get an automatic reply to call 311. Green Philly reached out to the city for updated contact information but did not receive an update before publication.

Single-stream recycling companies in Philadelphia

If you’re a business or organization that needs to hire a private recycling company, there are several options in the Philadelphia region. The City of Philadelphia has compiled a list of trash and recycling options to hire a private company.

See below for companies, what they recycle, and contact information.

CompanyAddressPhoneWebsiteAccepted materials/streams
A.J. Blosenski Inc.P.O. Box 392 Elverson, PA 19520610-942-2707https://www.ajblosenski.com/Single Stream Recycling, OCC (Old Corrugated Cardboard, Plastic, Aluminum, Tin, Glass, Mixed Paper
Accurate Recovery Systems450 Veit Rd., Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006215-396-9998www.accuraterecovery.comPaper, Plastic, Metal, Film
American Disposal Systems, Inc.10 Covington Ter., Lumberton, NJ 19006877-367-3867www.americandisposalsystems.comMetal, Cardboard, C&D Debris
Athena Contracting13 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19148267-535-9642https://athenacontractinginc.com/
Boylan and Sons, LLCP.O. Box 515, Edgemont, PA 19028610-356-5816www.boylanandsons.netSingle Stream Recycling
Colgate Paper Stock12 Industrial Dr., New Brunswick, NJ 08901732-246-8446www.dev.colgatepaper.comSingle Stream Recycling, Commingled Materials, OCC (Old Corrugated Cardboard), ONP (Old Newspaper), SOP (Sorted Office Paper)
Express Recycling526 Lancaster Ave., Unit #3, Frazer, PA 19355610-889-3172www.recyclingexp.comMixed Office Paper, Cardboard, Alumnium, Tin, Plastic, Metal, Electronics, Printer Cartridges, Paper & Media Destruction
George Leck and Son, Inc.P.O. Box 2609, Ivyland, PA 18974215-675-8000www.georgeleckandson.comSingle Stream Recycling, Commingled Materials, Plastic, Cardboard, Paper, Metal, Glass
Gold Medal Environmental3323 S. 61st St., Philadelphia, PA 19153215-727-7000www.goldmedaldisposal.comSingle Stream Recycling
John D’Orazio & Sons2900 E. Bridge St., Philadelphia, PA 19137215-743-9440www.johndorazioandsons.comCardboard, Office Paper, Mixed Paper, Hi-grade paper, Copper, Aluminum, Steel, Iron, Brass, Tin, Insulated Wire
JP Mascaro & Sons315 Sixth St., Bridgeport, PA 19405610-272-7100www.jpmascaro.comSingle Stream Recycling, Commingled Materials
Philadelphia Recycling Company3066 N. 16th St., Philadelphia, PA 19127215-990-4350www.philadelphiarecycling.coPaper, Plastic, Metal, Glass, C&D Debris, Textiles, Tires, Vehicles, and Other Materials
Philly-Wide Waste and Recycling Co.3600 S. Front St., Philadelphia, PA 19148856-693-4166www.phillytrashservice.comSingle Stream Recycling
PolyGreen America6225 State Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19135215-331-5972www.polygreenamerica.comPlastic
National Paper Recycling1531 Ferry St., Camden, NJ 08104856-966-1903www.nationalpaperrecycling.comSingle Stream, Commingled Materials, Paper, Cardboard, Plastic, Metal, Electronics
Newman & Company, Inc.6101 Tacony St., Philadelphia, PA 19135215-333-8700www.newmanpaperboard.comPaper, Paperboard
RAMS Container Service18 Maple St., Conshohocken, PA 19428610-828-1612www.ramscontainer.comPaper Products, Metal, Electronics
Rapid Recycling, Inc.P.O. Box 907, Oaks, PA 19456-0907610-650-0737www.rapidrecycling.comPaper, Cardboard, Office Paper, Plastics, Printer Waste
Republic Services3000 E. Hedley St., Philadelphia, PA 19137610-265-6337www.republicservices.comSingle Stream Recycling
Road Runner Waste Management2424 E. York St. #307, Philadelphia, PA 19125215-995-2777www.roadrunnerwm.comCommingled Materials, Paper, Cardboard
Robinson Waste Disposal Service, Inc.310 American Way, Voorhees, NJ 08043856-931-3133www.robinsonwaste.comCommingled Materials, Cardboard, Metal, Concrete, Asphalt, Clean Dirt, Metal or Clean Roofing Material
Summit Waste System8312 State Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19136215-624-7500www.summitwaste.comCommingled Materials, C&D Debris, Cardboard
The Tab Group341 Cooper Rd., West Berlin, NJ 08091856-768-4402www.tabshred.comPaper
Tri-State Waste & Recycling4009 Palmetto St., Philadelphia, PA 19137215-288-8797www.tswaste.comSingle Stream Recycling, Commingled Materials
United States Recycling, Inc.6101 State Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19135215-338-5050www.unitedstatesrecycling.comAll Grades of Paper, Plastic, and Metal
Waste Management5245 Bleigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136215-335-0330www.wm.comSingle Stream Recycling, Commingled Materials


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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

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