Gershow Recycling is available for media tours and interviews in conjunction with Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22nd. For 50 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 to 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,” said Kevin Gershowitz, President, Gershow Recycling.
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.