ABOUT GERSHOW RECYCLING:
NOW CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

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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Holiday Letter 2014

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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RECENT NEWS:


Pumpkin Fling

“Can Tabs for Kids” Program Extends to Valley Stream  

December 10, 2014 | Members of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Troop #2029, Troop #2011 and Troop #2346 came to Gershow Recycling’s facility in Valley Stream to drop off 31 pounds of aluminum can tabs they collected over the past year.
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Pumpkin Fling

Gershow Supports Winner of Long Island Championship Pumpkin Fling  

October 31, 2014 | Gershow Recycling generously donated materials to the Islip High School catapult team so they could make improvements on their catapult...
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Tesla Site

Gershow Recycling Supports Remediation of Historic Site Formerly Owned by Inventor Nikola Tesla

October 24, 2014 | Gershow Recycling has been providing scrap metal containers to the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe as part of its efforts to assist the non-profit organization remediate the historic site...
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50 around 50

Gershow Recycling Honored at Long Island Business News’ “50 Around 50” Event  

September 19, 2014 | Gershow Recycling was recognized by Long Island Business News...
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Gershow Recycling Donates $2,000 for Sixth Annual Play for Peace Soccer Tournament

Gershow Recycling Donates $2,000 for Sixth Annual Play for Peace Soccer Tournament

August 13, 2014 | Gershow Recycling sponsored and donated $2,000 to help defray the costs...
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Gershow Recycling Donates Use of 10 Vehicles for the Northeast Regional Vehicle Extrication Challenge

Gershow Recycling Donates Use of 10 Vehicles for the Northeast Regional Vehicle Extrication Challenge

July 2, 2014 | In support of local fire departments and the East Patchogue community...
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Patchogue Lions Club Hosts “Christmas in June” for Local School Children at Boomer’s Family Fun Center

Patchogue Lions Club Hosts “Christmas in June” for Local School Children at Boomer’s Family Fun Center

June 25, 2014 | The Patchogue Lions Club held its fourteenth annual “Christmas in June” event on Wednesday, June 25...
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Can Tabs For Kids

William Floyd Elementary School Brings 2 Million Can Tabs to Gershow Recycling’s Medford Facility as Part of “Can Tabs for Kids” Program

June 20, 2014 | On June 13, Paul Desmond, a custodian at William Floyd Elementary School, brought down 2 million can tabs ...
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Scholarships Awarded to Local Graduating High School Students

Scholarships Awarded to Local Graduating High School Students

June 19, 2014 | For the tenth year in a row, Gershow Recycling has provided scholarships to graduating seniors at various high schools...
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Gershow Donates Use of 30 Vehicles for 7th Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament

Gershow Donates Use of 30 Vehicles for 7th Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament

May 13, 2014 | In support of local fire departments and the Huntington community, Gershow Recycling donated the use of 30...
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Earth Day Reycling at Medford Facility

Testing Her Metal

April 25, 2014 | Dawn Shute of Farmingville loads bike parts and scrap metal at Gershow Recycling in Medford...
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Earth Day Reycling at Medford Facility

Earth Day Reycling at Medford Facility

April 21, 2014 | Earth Day is like any other day at Gershow Recycling in Medford. On April 21, 2014, Newsday visited the facility...
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Earth Day Media Tours and Interviews

Earth Day Media Tours and Interviews

April 20, 2014 | Gershow Recycling is available for media tours and interviews in conjunction with Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22nd.
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Spring Cleaning May Mean Money in Your Pocket

Spring Cleaning May Mean Money in Your Pocket

April 11, 2014 | Because of a last-minute snowstorm that blew through parts of the country in late March, many people got off to a late start on their “spring cleaning” and get rid of unwanted items...
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Gershow Recycling Announces Winner of Super Bowl Raffle

Gershow Recycling Announces Winner of Super Bowl Raffle

February 7, 2014 | On January 31, Peter O’Donovan and Jason Baron, managers of Gershow Recycling’s Valley Stream facility, presented...
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Gershow Recycling Donates $700 to Glory House Recovery, Inc. for Holiday of Giving & Information Expo

Glory House Recovery, Inc. Receives $700 Donation from Gershow

February 5, 2014 | Gershow Recycling presented a check in the amount of $700 to Glory House Recovery, Inc. The donation was used to help..
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Workplace Safety At Gershow

SPOTLIGHT ON SAFETY: Make a Fashion Statement at Work — Wear Protective Gear

January 23, 2014 | Each year, more then 4.1 million serious workplace injuries occur and each day, more than 12 workers die on the....
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Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Local High School Robotics Teams

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Local High School Robotics Teams

January 21, 2014 | On January 18, Gershow Recycling invited local high school robotics teams to its Medford facility to receive free aluminum...
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Gershow Recycling Continues Expansion of Scholarship Program to Riverhead High School

Gershow Recycling Continues Expansion of Scholarship Program to Riverhead High School

January 9, 2014 | Gershow Recycling has announced that it is expanding its scholarship program — this time to Riverhead High School...
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Gershow Recycling Supports Special Olympics New York

November 23, 2013 | Members of Gershow Recycling and their families took part in the 4th Annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai. Gershow was also one of the sponsors at the event and provided doughnuts and hot chocolate for the participants...
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Gershow Recycling Takes the Polar Plunge in Support of Special Olympics New York

November 11, 2013 | Gershow Recycling will be “freezin’ for a reason” when they take part in the 4th Annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge on November 23 ”...
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Gershow Recycling Supports Islip High School Catapult Team

Gershow Recycling Supports Islip High School Catapult Team

October 30, 2013 | Gershow Recycling generously donated materials to the Islip High School catapult team so they can rebuild their catapult, named the “Jack-O-Splatter.”...
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Gershow Recycling Donates Use of 25 Vehicles for 2013 North American Vehicle Rescue Challenge

Gershow Recycling Donates Use of 25 Vehicles for 2013 North American Vehicle Rescue Challenge

September 18, 2013 | Gershow Recycling donated the use of 25 vehicles that were used in the 2013 North American Vehicle Rescue Challenge, which...
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Gershow Recycling Donates $2,000 for Play for Peace Soccer Tournament

Gershow Recycling Donates $2,000 for Play for Peace Soccer Tournament

August 26, 2013 | Gershow Recycling sponsored and donated $2,000 to help defray the costs of putting on the fifth annual Play for Peace/Jugando...
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Gershow Recycling Supports Local Community Building Efforts at “National Night Out” Event

Gershow Recycling Supports Local Community Building Efforts at “National Night Out” Event

August 15, 2013 | In support of the local community, Gershow Recycling recently sponsored and participated in the 30th annual National...
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Scholarships Awarded to Local Graduating High School Students

Scholarships Awarded to Local Graduating High School Students

June 21, 2013 | For the ninth year in a row, Gershow Recycling has provided scholarships to graduating seniors from the Brookhaven area....
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Patchogue Lions Club Hosts “Christmas in June” for Local School Children at Boomer’s Family Fun Center

Patchogue Lions Club Hosts “Christmas in June” for Local School Children at Boomer’s Family Fun Center

June 20, 2013 | The Patchogue Lions Club held its thirteenth annual “Christmas in June” event on Thursday, June 20 at Boomer’s Family...
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2.2 Million Can Tabs Worth $673 Benefits Sunrise Fund

2.2 Million Can Tabs Worth $673 Benefits Sunrise Fund

June 11, 2013 | On June 6th, the closing ceremony for “Can Tabs for Kids” was held at William Floyd Elementary School.
2.2 Million Can Tabs Worth $673 Benefits Sunrise Fund


Gershow Recycling’s Can Tabs for Kids Program Raises $1,346 for Sunrise Fund at Stony Brook

Gershow Recycling’s Can Tabs for Kids Program Raises $1,346 for Sunrise Fund at Stony Brook

June 6, 2013 | Gershow Recycling announced it has pledged to match the $673 raised by students at William Floyd School District’s elementary...
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Tips to Properly Dispose of Barbecue Gas Grills Before They Are Recycled

Tips to Properly Dispose of Barbecue Gas Grills Before They Are Recycled

May 21, 2013 | With Memorial Day weekend less than two weeks away, many people are replacing their old barbecue gas grills with a new one.
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Gershow Recycling Donates Use of 30 Vehicles for 6th Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament

Gershow Recycling Donates Use of 30 Vehicles for 6th Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament

May 20, 2013 | Gershow Recycling donated the use of 30 vehicles for the 6th Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament, which...
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Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament

Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament

May 11, 2013 | Gershow Recycling donated the use of 30 cars to the 6th Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament.
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Gershow Recycling Donates Use of Passenger Bus for Mass Casualty Drill

Gershow Recycling Donates Use of Passenger Bus for Mass Casualty Drill

April 23, 2013 | In support of local fire, rescue and emergency medical services crews, Gershow Recycling donated the use of a ...
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Gershow Recycling Donates Vehicle for Phi Sigma Kappa’s “Smash a Car” Event at Adelphi University

Gershow Recycling Donates Use of Vehicle for Phi Sigma Kappa’s “Smash a Car” Event at Adelphi University

April 12, 2013 | In support of local charitable causes, Gershow Recycling provided the use of a vehicle to the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity ...
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Gershow Recycling Donates 10 Vehicles to Centereach Fire Department for Multi-Departmental Extrication Training Class

Gershow Recycling Donates 10 Vehicles to Centereach Fire Department for Multi-Departmental Extrication Training Class

March 5, 2013 | In support of local Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services crews, Gershow Recycling donated 10 vehicles to the ...
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Gershow Recycling Donates 12 Used Cars for Annual Extrication Competition

Gershow Recycling Donates 12 Used Cars for Annual Extrication Competition

February 26, 2013 | In support of local Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services crews, Gershow Recycling Corp. donated 12 cars ...
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Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Great Neck South Robotics Team

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Great Neck South Robotics Team

February 6, 2013 | For the fourth year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams ...
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Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Port Washington Robotics Team

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Port Washington Robotics Team

February 6, 2013 | For the fourth year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams ...
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Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to North Shore Robotics Team

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to North Shore Robotics Team

February 6, 2013 | For the fourth year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams ...
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Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Hauppauge Robotics Team

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Hauppauge Robotics Team

February 6, 2013 | For the fourth year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams ...
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Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Seaford Robotics Team

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Seaford Robotics Team

February 6, 2013 | For the fourth year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams ...
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Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Plainview-Old Bethpage Robotics Team

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Plainview-Old Bethpage Robotics Team

February 6, 2013 | For the fourth year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams ...
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Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Half Hollow Hills Robotics Team

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Half Hollow Hills Robotics Team

February 6, 2013 | For the fourth year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams ...
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Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Smithtown Robotics Team

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Smithtown Robotics Team

February 6, 2013 | For the fourth year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams ...
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Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Miller Place Robotics Team

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Miller Place Robotics Team

February 6, 2013 | For the fourth year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams ...
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Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Patchogue-Medford Robotics Team

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Patchogue-Medford Robotics Team

February 6, 2013 | For the fourth year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams ...
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Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Longwood Robotics Team

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Longwood Robotics Team

February 6, 2013 | For the fourth year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams ...
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Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Westhampton Beach Robotics Team

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Westhampton Beach Robotics Team

February 6, 2013 | For the fourth year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams ...
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Gershow Donates $1,000 to Glory House Recovery, Inc.

Gershow Donates $1,000 to Glory House Recovery, Inc.

December 28, 2012 | In support of the local community, Gershow Recycling presented a check in the amount of $1,000 to Glory House Recovery, Inc.
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Gershow Recycling Donates Six Vehicles to NYC Police Emergency Service Unit

Gershow Recycling Donates Six Vehicles to NYC Police Emergency Service Unit

December 27, 2012 | In support of local Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Service crews, Gershow Recycling donated six cars to the New ...
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Gershow Recycling Supports Lions Club’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center

Gershow Recycling Supports Lions Club’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center

December 27, 2012 | Gershow Recycling assisted the Patchogue Lions Club with a $1,000 donation towards the organization’s annual holiday toy drive.
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Gershow Supports Winner of Pumpkin Fling

Rabbi Dr. Steven A. Moss Thanks Gershow Recycling for Continuing Support of Jewish Community

December 10, 2012 | On December 7, Jonathan Abrams, Vice President, Gershow Recycling, represented Gershow Founder/Owner Sam ...
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