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Gershow Recycling: Conserving the Future by Recycling the Past
Media Availability at Gershow Recycling's Medford facility for the Week of April 16, 2012.
For over 45 years, Gershow Recycling has been helping to preserve Long Island’s environment by recycling metals, including aluminum, brass, steel, cast iron, appliances, cars and vehicles, and takes pride in calling itself one of Long Island’s first environmental companies. Each year, Gershow recycles enough vehicles to stretch end to end from Medford to North Carolina; or you can fill all eight lanes of the Long Island Expressway from the Midtown Tunnel to Riverhead.
“Our company has always considered itself integral to conservation efforts on Long Island. Upwards of 90% of the steel that is produced worldwide uses recycled metals, including almost all of the steel produced in the United States. Our industry proves that recycling works and helps preserve natural resources for future generations,”
During springtime, many residents undertake spring cleaning or home improvements. Some of the common items that may be recycled include aluminum siding, household appliances, rakes, shovels, lawn mowers, power tools, barbecues, screen doors and windows and bicycles.
The company’s goal is to recycle as much metal as possible from vehicles and other appliances so as to reduce waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
Gershow has eight locations throughout Long Island and the metropolitan New York area: Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore and Medford. For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit www.gershow.com.
Photo Ops: Cars, appliances and other steel products being shredded and recycled. Common household “spring cleaning” items being brought in by residents to be recycled. Sophisticated magnets and separators recycling small pieces of metal that, just a few years ago, would have ended up in landfills.
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Started in 1964 by Sam Gershowitz, Gershow Recycling began as a two man operation with a tractor and trailer, a boom truck and the first portable car flattener. Now with the second generation carrying on the legacy, Gershow generates over 750 jobs, contributing millions of dollars to the local economy, while helping to preserve Long Island’s environment. Gershow Recycling takes aluminum, brass, copper, steel, cast iron, appliances, cars and vehicles. In keeping with its philosophy of “Conserving the Future by Recycling the Past,” Gershow Recycling purchases scrap metal that would have otherwise wound up in local landfills, and turns them into high-quality scrap products for recycling. The company produces both ferrous and non-ferrous products.