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Greenstar Recycling - Pittsburgh
4100 Grand Avenue , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Memberships : Association of New Jersey Recyclers,Association of Ohio Recyclers,North Texas Corporate Recycling Association,Oklahoma Recycling Association,
(412) 250-0275
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4100 Grand Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States
ZIP: 15225
(412) 250-0275
(412) 275-0280

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Greenstar Pennsylvania

Greenstar Recycling is the largest municipal and commercial single stream processor in the Pittsburgh area. The company began in 1991 as a metals only processor, but has diversified since that time to a full service materials recovery facility (MRF). 

Greenstar opened its single stream plant on Neville Island in 2007. Prior to that Greenstar operated as a dual stream processor with facilities located in Carnegie, Donora and Franklin, Pennsylvania. With conversion to single stream, Pittsburgh has seen steady growth in recycling.


Greenstar Dallas
Some of the recycling services that the Greenstar Dallas location provides include recycling, paper shredding and document destruction.

Recycling Center
The Dallas location is a center for recycling paper, plastic, glass and metal. Aside from the environmental and economic benefits of recycling, it can also be a great opportunity to make a difference in your community.

Our paper shredding and document destruction services provide confidential removal and secure destruction for all documents and multi-media materials. Paper and documents are permanently destroyed, offering our clients maximum security and peace of mind.

Security & Industry Standards
The in-house paper shredders are operated by properly trained employees that have passed extensive background checks. And document destruction is conducted inside secure areas with 24-hour security surveillance video systems. As a AAA-Certified member of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), Greenstar is acutely aware of and compliant with all industry standards.

Cost Effective and Quality Driven

Greenstar provides cost effective and quality driven programs for several grades of recyclable materials including paper, plastic, metal and glass. Recyclables are sourced, sorted, cleaned, crushed or shredded, and processed into large bales for shipment to local and international recycling markets.

We are a leader in the field of single stream processing. Single stream recycling eliminates the need for residents to sort their recyclables - all can be mixed in one large bin for curbside collection. Single stream decreases the cost of collection and increases the convenience of recycling, typically resulting in increased volume.

Secure Document Shredding

Secure document shredding has become one of the most pressing needs for today's business. Federal and state requirements for protecting customer and patient personal information, as well as the secure shredding and destruction of documents and multi-media materials, are becoming increasingly stringent. Businesses, both large and small, are being held accountable.

Shredding Means Safety
Greenstar Document Shredding helps your business - and your patients, clients and customers - stay ahead of identity theft. Our safe, secure methods for shredding sensitive documents help you comply with new regulations and provide you custom-tailored peace of mind

Safe and Secure
Greenstar's in-house paper shredders are monitored around the clock by trained and certified experts who have passed extensive background checks and substance-abuse tests. From our facility's manager to the uniformed driver collecting your documents for shredding to the shredder operators, Greenstar Shredding employees maintain a prestigious NAID AAA certification. Our secure facilities are monitored around the clock by video surveillance and protected by the most advanced alarm systems. And each of our mobile shredding trucks are equipped with state of the art GPS systems to let us know exactly where your sensitive materials are at all times.

On-Site, Mobile Shredding
Greenstar Shredding also offers you convenient on-site document shredding to comply with your process and provide greater peace of mind. Our advanced shredding trucks destroy material according to your specifications with the same level of security as our plant shredders. And it's all completed under your watchful eye.

Unparalleled Reporting
Finally, Greenstar Shredding provides you the most detailed and comprehensive shredding reports in the industry. You will receive a certificate guaranteeing proper destruction for all documents we handle. We even provide an environmental impact report detailing your carbon footprint reduction and environmental resource savings.

Greenstar Shredding - Security Now
Guarantee the secure destruction of your sensitive material. Call Greenstar Shredding now for safe, secure shredding of documents, records and multi-media material. For more in-depth information on our secure shredding services in your area.

From Glass Beads to Highway Markings

Developing new markets, products and applications for recovered commodities is essential to the success of recycling. Recovering the materials is only half the job—putting them to use as a feedstock for another product completes the loop.

We are committed to expanding and upgrading the end-use of recyclables. As an example, Greenstar operates a world class glass upgrading plant and small glass bead manufacturing plant from its operations in Pennsylvania. The majority of the glass beads are sold to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to provide reflectivity for highway markings within the State of Pennsylvania.

Our new recycling facility in Akron, OH will include an innovative processing technology that will convert recovered plastic into synthetic crude oil. These services will be provided by local company Vadxx Energy, LLC through a joint venture with Greenstar. The companies will work together with the City of Akron to provide a domestic fuel and benefit the environment by repurposing recovered plastic products. This project will provide additional jobs and visitors to Akron while supporting an existing, local business.

Other Services

Office Paper Recycling Programs 
Greenstar's recycling processes for office paper lead the industry. Virtually every type of paper on a modern office desk can be recycled and Greenstar specializes in creating total recycling solutions for the office.

Recycling Training 
Our staff provides on-site recycling training for customers, management, employees and custodial services that combine video, written materials and quality parameters with hands-on demonstrations for recycling bin setup and placement.

Computerized Material and Payment Reports 
Greenstar's professional administrative staff answers questions and provides accurate, prompt customer information. With experience creating recycled material customer reports dating back to 1979, administrative and accounting activities are highly computerized and available online, providing customers with the most accurate and prompt account and service data available. Additionally, Greenstar issues monthly reports compiling customer cost, energy and landfill savings.

Waste Audits
Greenstar conducts waste stream evaluations for businesses, schools and governments to assist their efforts to increase recycling rates while reducing landfill and waste hauling expenses.

Recycling Containers 

From small desktop paper containers to international shipping containers, Greenstar supplies virtually every size and type of recycling container to customers. Over-the-road trailers, roll-off containers and multi-compartment recycling bins are utilized for industrial recycling programs.

Greenstar provides a variety of specialized recycling equipment to customers including balers, compactors and recycling containers. We also work with companies who supply local and over-the-road transportation as well as trailers.

Recycling Benefits:

  • Resource Conservation: Recycling conserves the world's scarce natural resources by using recycled materials instead of trees, metal ores, minerals, oil and other raw materials harvested from the earth.

  • Energy Conservation: Recycling saves energy by reducing the need to process new material, which usually requires more energy than the recycling process. Recycling aluminum saves 92% of the energy required to make the material from scratch.

  • Pollution Reduction: Products made using recycled rather than raw materials use significantly less energy, which translates into less burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. When burned, these fuels release pollutants, such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and carbon monoxide.

  • Land Conservation: Recycling minimizes the materials going to the landfill, thereby slowing the growth of landfills and preserving our land.

  • Economic Benefits: Recycling programs typically translate into reduced waste costs for businesses. Nationally, recycling is responsible for 850,000 U.S. jobs and $86 billion in gross annual sales.

  • Fewer Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Recycling reduces emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change by using less energy to make new products, reducing incinerator and landfill emissions, and slowing the harvest of trees.

Why Recycle?

Recyclables need end markets. Most of the recovered paper, plastic, metals and glass are turned into usable end products. However, recovery rates increase and commodity prices stabilize when demand for recycled materials increases. Please buy recycled products.

Not Accepted:

  • Household trash (garbage) / food waste
  • Construction and demolition materials
  • Styrofoam
  • Yard waste
  • Paint cans / motor oils
  • Oils, flammable liquids
  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Clothes
  • Concrete / cement
  • Hazardous waste
  • Toner cartridges
  • Glass pane and Pyrex
Materials Accepted
Sl NoMaterial Name
1 jam jars
2CRV Glass bottles
3 Radiators
7 News Paper
10Mixed Paper
11Office paper
12#1 & # 2 Plastic
13Mixed plastic bottles
Company Services
  • Paper Recycling
  • Tin Recycling
  • Aluminum Recycling
  • Glass Recycling
  • Plastics Recycling
  • Cardboard Recycling
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