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ABOUT GERSHOW RECYCLING:
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50 Years with Gershow Recycling
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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.

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Top 7 Recycling Tips for the Summer

July 28, 2016 | We're only half-way through summer, but the kids are already going stir crazy. Entertain them by turning some of your trash into activities...
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Gershow Recycling Helps Sayville High School SADD Teach Students about the Dangers of Drunk or Distracted Driving

July 15, 2016 | In support of the local community, Gershow Recycling donated the use of a vehicle to Sayville High School's SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chapter to help fellow students raise awareness on safe driving.
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Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Riverhead High School Student

June 28, 2016 | Blake Carrara was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.
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Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to McGann-Mercy High School Student

June 28, 2016 | Alex Frabizio was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.
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Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Longwood High School Student

June 28, 2016 | Samantha DeQuarto was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.
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Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Patchogue-Medford High School Student

June 28, 2016 | Alexa Valentin was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.
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Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Bellport High School Student

June 28, 2016 | Blake Carrara was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.
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Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Valley Stream Central High School Student

June 28, 2016 | Sara Guagliano was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.
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Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Herricks High School Student

June 28, 2016 | Anthony Polo was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.
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Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Freeport High School Student

June 28, 2016 | Cameryn Miller was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.
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Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Lindenhurst High School Student

June 28, 2016 | Jeevan Vangala was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.
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Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Bay Shore High School Student

June 28, 2016 | William Fleischer was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.
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Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Walt Whitman High School Student

June 28, 2016 | Julia Alexandra Canigiani was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.
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Patchogue Lions Club Hosts "Christmas in June" for Local School Children at Boomer's Family Fun Center

June 24, 2016 | The Patchogue Lions Club held its sixteenth annual "Christmas in June" event on Thursday, June 23 at Boomer's Family Fun Center in Medford...
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Gershow Recycling Donates the Use of 30 Cars for Ninth Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament

May 25, 2016 | In support of local fire departments, Gershow Recycling donated the use of 30 cars for the Ninth Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament, which was held at the Northport Fire Department's Training Grounds...
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Spring Cleaning? You Might Be Surprised What You Can Recycle

April 13, 2016 | It's that time of year again – the sun warms your backyard, flowers are beginning to bud, and you can't wait to clear out the house and welcome in the spring. We've got some handy spring cleaning tips to help you recycle...
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Be the Planet's Sweetheart by Upcycling Crafts this Valentine's Day

January 20, 2016 | This Valentine's Day, express your appreciation to the ones you love most — and the planet — by upcycling! Here's a list of the top household items that you can upcycle into the perfect valentine...
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25 Ways to Kick-Start Your New Year's Resolution by Reusing, Reducing and Recycling

January 2, 2016 | Many Americans find it difficult to commit to their New Year's resolutions, especially those that include organizing and cleaning out the house. Instead of throwing away all that clutter, see what you can reuse to help the planet and ease your worry...
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Pledge to Go Green in 2016: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

December 22, 2015 | Exercise, increased time with loved ones and overall personal well-being are often at the top of New Year's resolution lists, but rarely do people account for the environment in their pledges. This year, we're urging everyone...
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Gershow Recycling Hosts Tour for Association of Long Island Recycling Officials at its Medford Facility

December 8, 2015 | Gershow President Kevin Gershowitz led the members of the Association of Long Island Recycling Officials (ALIRO) on a tour of its Medford facility...
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I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas (Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Festivus)

December 3, 2015 | Deck the halls with boughs of... reclaimed materials! With children, colleagues, parents, teachers, extended family and neighbors on your shopping list, gift giving and holiday decorating can become pricey...
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Jonathan Abrams Speaks to Students at North Country Road Middle School for "Career Day"

November 20, 2015 | As part of a Career Day presentation, Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams visited Ms. Donna Sommo's Family & Consumer Science class...
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The Ronkonkoma Review Features Gershow Pumpkin Fling Champions

November 13, 2015 | The team won its division at the Long Island Championship Pumpkin Fling on October 24 with a distance of 1,327 feet, breaking its own Long Island record...
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Gershow Supports Winner of Long Island Championship Pumpkin Fling

November 2, 2015 | Gershow Recycling generously donated materials to the Islip High School catapult team so it could make improvements on its catapult, named the "Jack-O-Splatter." The team won its division at the Long Island Championship Pumpkin...
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Gershow Recycling's Green Halloween Tips and Tricks

October 13, 2015 | Halloween is right around the corner and your children can't wait for that day. While a simple visit to neighbors and friends results in free candy for your children, not everything associated...
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Gershow Donates Use of Vehicle for New York City Fire Department's 150th Summer Block Party

September 25, 2015 | Gershow Recycling donated the use of a vehicle to the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) for an extrication practice drill...
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Gershow Recycling Honored at Daniel Brooks Memorial Education Awards for Work with The Sunrise Fund at Stony Brook

August 12, 2015 | Gershow Recycling was honored at The Daniel Brooks Memorial Education Awards for Students with...
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Raheem Milne Scholarship Recipient

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Frederick Douglass Academy VII High School Student

July 6, 2015 | Mr. Milne was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading...
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Gershow Recycling Donates Use of Vehicle to Sayville's SADD Chapter to Raise Awareness of the Importance of Safe Driving

June 29, 2015 | In support of the local community, Gershow Recycling donated the use of a vehicle to Sayville High School's...
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Christmas in June

Patchogue Lions Club Hosts "Christmas in June" for Local School Children at Boomer's Family Fun Center

June 29, 2015 | The Patchogue Lions Club held its fifteenth annual "Christmas in June" event on Thursday, June 25 at Boomer's...
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Ronald Pritipaul Scholarship Recipient

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Valley Stream Central High School Student

June 24, 2015 | Mr. Pritipaul was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling....
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Simran Polce Scholarship Recipient

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Herricks High School Student

June 24, 2015 | Ms. Polce was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling...
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Joel Abreu Abreu Scholarship Recipient

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Freeport High School Student

June 24, 2015 | Mr. Abreu-Abreu was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling...
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Anthony Arrigo Scholarship Recipient

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Bay Shore High School Student

June 19, 2015 | Mr. Arrigo was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling...
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Davian David-Ramphal Scholarship Recipient

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Lindenhurst High School Student

June 19, 2015 | Mr. David-Ramphal was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling...
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Haley Angelica Gladitsch Scholarship Recipient

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Walt Whitman High School Student

June 19, 2015 | Ms. Gladitsch was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling...
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Savannah Legg Scholarship Recipient

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Longwood High School Student

June 15, 2015 | Ms. Legg was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling...
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Renzo Abaldonado Scholarship Recipient

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Bellport High School Student

June 15, 2015 | Mr. Abaldonado was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling...
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Amy Esquivel Scholarship Recipient

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Patchogue-Medford High School Student

June 15, 2015 | Ms. Esquivel was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling...
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Daria Morgan Scholarship Recipient

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to McGann-Mercy High School Student

June 11, 2015 | Ms. Morgan was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling...
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Maurinne Sullivan Scholarship Recipient

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Riverhead High School Student

June 11, 2015 | Ms. Sullivan was recently awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling...
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can tabs for kids

Gershow Recycling's Can Tabs for Kids Program Raises $2,173 for Sunrise Fund at Stony Brook

June 8, 2015 | On June 5, Gershow Recycling announced it has pledged to match the $1,086.50 raised by students at...
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varese Tournament

Gershow Recycling Donates Use of 30 Vehicles for 8th Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament

May 19, 2015 | In support of local fire departments and the Huntington community, Gershow Recycling donated the use of...
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Phillips Ave Donation

Gershow Recycling Donates $1,000 to Phillips Avenue Food Pantry to Assist Local Families in Need

March 18, 2015 | Moved by reports of the Riverhead School District's Phillips Avenue Elementary School students establishing...
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Gershow Donates Aluminum Scrap To SBPLI Robotics Teams

Gershow Donates Aluminum Scrap To SBPLI Robotics Teams

January 11, 2015 | For the sixth year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams...
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Gershow Donates Aluminum Scrap To SBPLI Robotics Teams

Gershow Donates Aluminum Scrap To SBPLI Robotics Teams

January 11, 2015 | For the sixth year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams...
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Holiday Letter 2014

FOX News at Gershow Recycling

Dear Friends,

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.

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