Robert Wallick Associates, Inc. believes strongly in the education of our youth and adults on the benefits of recycling. Good habits begin at home and if we educate our children on the short and long-term benefits of recycling, we know we help create a cleaner environment for future generations as well as reduce the use of raw materials such as trees and minerals.
Our staff is happy to visit classrooms to explain the recycling process, as well as invite classes to visit our facility and see first hand what happens to their soda cans, milk cartons, waste paper, car batteries and more. They will see our baling equipment in operation and our drive thru buying station where they can watch cans conveyed, weighed and baled. We strive to answer all questions about recycling along the way.
We welcome adult groups, scout troops, church groups or any group looking to learn how to benefit themselves and their environment.
Our partnerships meet a variety of community needs. First, we partner with service organizations and schools by setting up accounts for their members, families and friends to drop off aluminum cans, newspapers, junk mail, plastics and cardboard as an ongoing fund-raiser for their group. Currently we partner with groups such as Civitan, and The Elks. Our drop off policy allows anyone to bring cans and other recyclables and designate the group they want to contribute to.
Second, we partner with smaller recyclers, providing them an outlet for their products. Many times they can’t house or purchase quantities large enough to negotiate with smelters and mills.
And last, we consider ourselves partners with numerous companies such as Alcoa, Caraustar, Bermco and Waste Management/Recycle America. We supply tons of used papers, plastic, aluminum, copper, brass and other non-ferrous metals to these companies to be recycled into many items you use or come in contact with daily. These efforts continue to solve waste disposal issues as well as reduction of mining and cutting of new raw materials.