21st Century Programming

21st Century Programming

For more than a decade, 21st Century Programming has been the go-to resource for scrap metal recyclers seeking quality software solutions to help them run their business. Founded by scrap industry veterans and brothers, George and David Kane, 21st Century Programming brings to its product line an unparalleled knowledge of the scrap recycling business. Whether your recycling business handles metals, paper or plastic; industrial accounts, residential curbside recyclables or buys from the public, 21st Century Programming has the software solution that makes life easy. The first software vendor to introduce touchscreen technology to the industry in 2000, 21st Century Programming serves large multi-yard recycling facilities to small retail recycling centers with five distinct ROM product lines, each fully CRV and Weights and Measures compliant.

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1051 E. Wardlow Rd. , Long Beach , CA 90807 USA
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Business Type:
Software vendor
Industry Type:
Metal Recycling
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:


Founders George and David Kane are members of the same family that owned and operated Harley Metals & Recycling in Los Angeles up until the day their father retired.  Having grown up in the scrap recycling business, George and David are intimately familiar with every facet of recycling operations from running the public dock to booking sales orders. They understand the daily challenges recyclers encounter, and with that knowledge have created a product to make a recycler's life easy.

In 1999, following their father’s retirement from the scrap recycling industry, the Kane brothers launched 21stCentury Programming and began offering their Recycling Operations Manager software (ROM) to facilitate daily operations and eliminate hand written paper trails. Today, ROM is an American-made software solution embraced by recyclers in growing numbers, nationwide. There’s a ROM solution for every recycler – from the largest multi-yard operation to the single scale house. If you process metal, paper, or plastic, 21stCentury Programming has the software to make life easy.

At 21st Century Programming, our mission is to make your life easy with the Recycling Operations Manager (ROM) software, written by and for, recyclers.

Our slogan, “ROM Makes Life Easy,” is a true statement. Our point-of-scale data reporting eliminates the inefficiencies many recycling operations encounter on a daily basis by automating data reporting and integrating easily with accounting software. With ROM software, you will gain better control of your inventory, have more accuracy in your reporting, and experience overall improved operations for increased revenue.

And with an ever-expanding staff of more than 25 recycling industry and technical experts, 21st Century Programming offers an unparalleled level of customer support. A combined 100+ years of experience has uniquely positioned our company to offer you the best custom-designed recycling software program plus expert training, IT and call center management support in the industry.

All ROM programs, and their updates, are written exclusively by Microsoft Certified Professional Solution Developers and supported fully by knowledgable software consultants right here in the USA.