About Brenner Recycling

A 4th generation family-owned recycling company

Welcome to Brenner Recycling, a fourth-generation family-owned recycling company proudly located in Hazleton, PA, since 1925.  With a legacy built on hands-on expertise, a people-focused approach, and a commitment to exceptional service, we’ve become a cornerstone in the recycling community.

At Brenner Recycling, we prioritize relationships – whether with our nearby commercial and industrial clients, our regional and national accounts, or our retail customers.  Our dedicated team of approximately 20 members works tirelessly to ensure that every interaction with us is positive and productive.

Currently processing over 30 million pounds of recyclable scrap material annually, we specialize in a wide range of products, including ferrous and nonferrous metals, cardboard, and electronics.  Utilizing state-of-the art processing equipment and a fleet of vehicles, we prepare, sell and transport your recyclable materials to steel mills and foundries throughout the Northeast.

With Brenner Recycling, you can trust that your recycling needs are in capable hands.  Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can partner with you for a sustainable future.

The Brenner Recycling Philosophy

Our Promises to You

  • Integrity & Transparency: We are committed to honesty, transparency, and ethical behavior in all our interactions with customers, team members, suppliers, and contractors.  We believe in doing what’s right, even when no one is looking.
  • Exceptional Customer Service: We strive to exceed our customers’ expectations by providing timely, reliable, and personalized service.
  • Commitment to Environment & Safety: Our goal is zero harm, and we are unwavering in our commitment to eliminate downstream liabilities through responsible and safe recycling practices.
  • Top market prices:  We offer competitive market-based pricing for your recyclable materials.

Why Choose Us?

  • Respectful Treatment: Our team treats every customer with old-fashioned respect.
  • Efficient Service: We help you safely unload recyclables and ensure timely container pickups and drop-offs.
  • Accurate Processing: We meticulously sort and process materials to meet the needs of steel mills and foundries.

Treating others as we would like to be treated is at the heart of our company philosophy.

The Brenner Recycling Team

Jason Brenner

Mike Racho

Mike Racho
Commercial Buyer

Keith Oakes Ferrous Manager

Keith Oakes
Ferrous Manager

Rob Crego Maintenance Manager

Rob Crego
Maintenance Manager

The History of Brenner Recycling

Through four generations of recycling, we refuse to scrap our family values.

Founded in 1925 by Maurice H. Brenner, Brenner Recycling began as a modest used auto parts yard, supplying local mechanics and repair garages with quality parts at affordable prices.  As the business grew, Mr. Brenner recognized the value in salvaging scrap metal from old cars and trucks, which he sold to steel mills for reprocessing into new steel.

In 1960, Maurice retired, passing the torch to his sons, Joseph and Myron, and son-in-law Milton, who embarked on a journey of expansion.  By 1968, Brenner Recycling had installed a cutting-edge 300-ton shear, revolutionizing the company’s ability to process scrap metal.  The company’s commitment to innovation continued in 1978 with the acquisition of an 800-ton shear capable of condensing entire automobiles in minutes. 

In 1990, Brenner Recycling entered its third generation of leadership as Joseph’s sons, Paul and Lenny, took the helm.  Under their guidance, the company diversified its equipment, adding mobile shears, hydraulic material handlers, and state-of-the-art balers and containers, cementing its position as Northeastern Pennsylvania’s leader in the recycling industry.

In 2015, Brenner Recycling welcomed its fourth generation of leaders with the addition of Paul’s son, Jason, ensuring the continuation of the family legacy. 

Throughout its history, Brenner Recycling has remained committed to continuous improvement and reinvestment.  Upgrades to scales, trucks, trailers, material handlers, and shears have enhanced efficiency and productivity, while a steadfast focus on safety has created a safer environment for customers and employees alike. 

As we look to the future, Brenner Recycling remains dedicated to upholding our family values of innovation, integrity, and service excellence, ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.