We could not have written a better “About” page than Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter wrote for us in presenting a minority entrepreneur citation in the Green Business category to Greendog Recycling and our President, Andy Truong. Below is an excerpt from the citation.
Andy Truong and his management team are South Vietnamese war refugees who arrived in the U.S. as children in the mid-1980′s. Settling in North Philadelphia, Andy graduated from Olney High School and then opened a branch of Thy Hong Music in South Philadelphia. He recognized a need for a quality ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling center that focused on the everyday metal recycler. He sold his Vietnamese music business and along with several family members, he founded Greendog Recycling with the mission to provide recyclers such as himself with a safe and fair place to recycle scrap metal. Andy Truong is a hands-on operator taking responsibility as the primary excavator and managing sixteen full-time employees. Since opening, Greendog has kept millions of pounds of recyclable scrap metal out of landfills and continues to grow as a family-owned enterprise that focuses on corporate social responsibility. He is active in the Crutches 4 Africa charity that works to distribute mobility devices to refugee camps in Africa and points across the world. It is fitting and appropriate, therefore, that the City of Philadelphia officially recognize An “Andy” H. Truong, President of Greendog Recycling, Inc. for providing such an outstanding role model to minority entrepreneurs and a successful model business and asset to the minority-owned business network of Philadelphia.
When you hire Greendog Recycling, you can hire with confidence. Our facility is an EPA-certified business and adheres to all environmental guidelines. Safety is our number one priority and we pride ourselves on our customer service: Our clients’ concerns are our concerns. Being a minority-owned and Equal Opportunity Employer means we empower Philadelphia’s communities to have a greater impact on the planet.
Customer focus. Expect friendly, prompt attention from our staff each time you visit. Our commitment to customers, whether large or small, fosters loyalty and repeat trips back to the yard.
Fair payment policy. Unlike some of our competitors, we pay for all types of scrap metal! Scrap is accurately weighed and payment is made immediately. Our knowledgeable staff members are willing to educate anyone on the value of various metals.
Clean, safe facility. Our recycling facility located on a 1.5 acre site in Northeast Philadelphia is clean, safe, fully staffed and well organized.
Convenient hours. We are open every day, from 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday and from 7am to 5pm on Sunday.
Collection service. For large scrap metal suppliers and contractors, we also offer collection service in the Philadelphia area.
Free bottled water. This friendly gesture was born from the management team’s own experience with scrapping metal, and expresses the focus on customer service that is central to The Greendog Way.
Ferrous metals and alloys contain iron. If you see rust, it is very likely a ferrous metal. Most ferrous metals also have magnetic properties. Ferrous metals include: mild steel, carbon steel, stainless steel, cast iron and wrought iron. Non-ferrous metals are much lighter, more malleable and are non-magnetic. Non-ferrous scrap is more rare, which makes the demand greater, driving up the price per pound higher than ferrous metals.Non-ferrous metals include: aluminum, brass, copper, nickel, tin, lead, and zinc, as well as precious metals like gold and silver.
The world’s quickly growing population rapidly increases the demand for metal, and metal is very energy-intensive to produce from raw material. Recycling metal contributes to environmental sustainability. It’s the right thing to do. Greendog Recycling was founded in response to the need for a scrap metal recycling facility where people in the Philadelphia area can do their part in taking care of the environment. With the support of our suppliers and scrap metal processors, we are part of a worldwide effort to reduce the need for mining, decrease energy use and pollution, and bolster local and global environmental sustainability. At our recycling facility, we purchase, sort and consolidate a variety of scrap metals. Then we re-sell the scrap to processing companies, who pick it up and transport it to a plant where it is fed into massive shredders, ripping the material into tiny pieces known as frag. The frag is then shipped to mills where it is melted down and forged into new material like beam, coil or plate. These products are shipped to metal manufacturers where they are made into finished products.
|Sl No||Material Name|
|5||#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire|
|6||#1 Copper Tubing|
|7||#2 Copper Tubing|
|12||Insulated Copper Cable|
|13||Insulated Copper Wire|
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|Monday||From 7:00 am To 7:00 pm|
|Tuesday||From 7:00 am To 7:00 pm|
|Wednesday||From 7:00 am To 7:00 pm|
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|Friday||From 7:00 am To 7:00 pm|
|Saturday||From 7:00 am To 7:00 pm|
|Sunday||From 7:00 am To 5:00 pm|