ABOUT GERSHOW RECYCLING:
NOW CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
Download: From Soda to Scrap: Sam Gershowitz' 50 Years with Gershow Recycling
Founded 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. Today, it is one of Long Island's oldest and most successful environmental companies whose mission is: Conserving the Future by Recycling the Past. Gershow recognized early on that Long Island had a growing solid waste problem and they could do something about it. As a result, they went to the region's landfills to literally mine thousands of tons of cars that had been entombed there because they felt they could be recycled.
Today, Gershow Recycling operates the most modern, technically advanced metal processing recycling facilities in the United States. The company operates nine facilities throughout Suffolk County, Nassau County and Brooklyn. Their modern equipment and their ability to meet new recycling industry needs reflects the commitment they have made toward providing the finest service possible to their customers.
In recent years, the company has been featured several times on Fox News, Fox Business News and the Science Channel. In 2010, Gershow was regularly shown on Spike Television’s Scrappers program. In 2011, the company was the subject of an hour-long National Geographic program called Break it Down.
Holiday Letter 2014
FIFTY YEARS AGO, I started with a broken-down boom truck that should have been cut for scrap, let alone be used to start my business. Today, we operate nine scrap yards, two construction and demolition transfer stations and Star Island Yacht Club, a yacht club and marina located in Montauk.