6101 Tacony Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19135
Tel: (215) 338-5050 or (800) 338-0173       Fax: 215-335-1188

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United States Recycling Inc. began operations at 6101 Tacony Street in Philadelphia, PA in 1985 as an independently owned collector, processor and marketer of recyclable material. An emphasis on quality service and long-term relationships enabled the company to grow to its current state: a full-service packer, broker and exporter handling the entire range of recyclable materials, shipping to paper mills and other end users all across the United States, Canada, and the rest of the world.



To utilize our many years of experience and extensive knowledge of the recycling industry to develop, implement and manage recycling programs that provide the highest quality service, markets and products to our customers.


United States Recycling offers a complete range of solutions to the recyclable generators in the Tri-State area and beyond. Whether you are a printer, converter, direct mail house, bindery, box or carton plant, distribution center, chain store, beverage or food manufacturer, office park, hospital, municipal recycling plant, or other generator, we can help you design, implement and enjoy the benefits of a high quality recycling program.

Materials Processed

We handle all grades of paper, plastic, and metal, including but not limited to the following:

  • Mixed Paper
  • Newspaper
  • Corrugated
  • Overissue News
  • Magazines
  • Flyleaf Shavings
  • Blank News
  • Coated Pub Blank
  • Office Paper
  • Printers Waste
  • White Ledger
  • Printed SBS
  • Poly / Foil SBS
  • Unprinted SBS
  • Hard White
  • Soft White
  • Groundwood IGS
  • IGS Freesheet
  • Phone Books
  • Mill Wrappers
  • Cores
  • Butt Rolls
  • Damaged Rolls
  • Chipboard
  • Obsolete Inventory
  • Sensitive Documents
  • Shrink Wrap
  • HDPE
  • PVC
  • Plastic Barrels
  • Plastic Drums
  • Plastic Skids
  • Polypropylene
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polystyrene
  • Banding
  • Glass
  • Wood Waste
  • Ferrous Metals
  • Non-Ferrous Metals
  • And Many More…
Waste Audits

Our sales force has over 70 years of combined experience in recycling, experience which is available to you free of charge in the form of on-site waste audits and consultations. After observing your waste stream in action, we will build a recycling program that effectively meets your unique needs and maximizes revenues.


We employ our own drivers and have a large fleet of tractors and over 100 van trailers. We also have walking-floor trailers, roll-off and box trucks, and an inventory of open-top containers, compactor boxes, and innovator bins. By dispatching and hauling it all ourselves, we are able to maintain total control over the service of our customers. We will respond to a call for service within 24 hours.

Recycling Equipment

Have a need for wheeled hampers, totes, Gaylord boxes or other bins to collect and handle your loose scrap on site? We own a large inventory and provide them to our customers free of charge. Interested in compacting or baling your scrap on site? Whether you are a small chain store in need of a downstroke baler or a major printer interested in multiple automatic balers with extensive air-conveyance, United States Recycling will design, finance and install a system custom-tailored to meet your needs.

Document Destruction

We can offer the most comprehensive and cost efficient secure document destruction service because we share our site with Newman & Company Inc., a paperboard mill that has been in operation for almost 90 years.  Most document destruction services shred sensitive materials and then sell the resulting fibers to a paper mill for consumption. We are able to avoid the extremely high cost of mobile shredding trucks and high-volume shredding facilities by destroying documents directly in Newman's hydropulpers.  This allows us to offer unbeatable pricing for the disposal of sensitive material. Certificates of destruction are available.