Complete Recycling

Complete Recycling specializes in large-volume industrial scrap paper, plastic and metal recycling domestically and internationally for the manufacturing, fabrication, distribution, demolition and construction industries. Your company can benefit from the management of all your scrap paper, plastic and metal recyclables through one vendor. Our recycling programs reduce your company’s costs, generate profit for your business, manage waste efficiently and have a positive impact on the environment and economy.

Company details

3160 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 301 , San Diego , CA 92108 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Waste and Recycling
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

We Manage Processes & Find Solutions.

Complete Recycling is a Managed Services Provider (MSP) that provides holistic recycling solutions for large-scale commercial companies on a national level. Our teams work closely with partners in the manufacturing, distribution, demolition, and construction industries to design and manage customized recycling programs that meet the specific needs of your individual facilities.

We work transparently with you to identify and remove recyclable materials, reduce operating costs, generate recycling profit, and help you achieve Zero Waste initiatives.

Complete Recycling provides clients with a single point of contact for all recycling and waste needs. We will manage all of your information, vendor communications, data, and performance metrics in one portal.

Additionally, we help clients produce costs savings, generate more recycling revenue, reach Zero Waste and sustainability goals, and properly manage your data.

Go-To MSP

Complete Recycling does not own recycling facilities, nor do we operate trucks. Rather, our role as your MSP is to help our clients identify the appropriate vendors with whom to work, and then as the single point of contact, manage these vendors and activities on an ongoing basis. Complete Recycling is the go-to MSP for all of your recycling needs.

As we work alongside our clients, we provide detailed recycling reports. Our clients have transparent, easy-to-read data that is provided through our custom-built online Client Portal. Our Client Portal enables clients to access their recycling and waste data on a single platform at anytime. This is particularly useful when tracking landfill diversion status, sustainability goals, and scorecard reporting.

What is Zero Waste?

Zero Waste is defined differently by each client. Some clients define it as no material or only a small percentage of material that can be sent to landfill; some clients define it as no incineration; and some clients define it more in terms of the practices of their facilities and the culture of their people.

No matter how Zero Waste is defined, Complete Recycling is dedicated to helping organizations reach their Zero Waste goals. Whether it’s locating alternative outlets to landfill, implementing cost-reducing solutions, or helping to establish a sustainability goal or budget, contact us to learn about how we can help.

Zero Waste Success Stories

Zero Waste - An international food processor reached its zero waste goal after Complete Recycling designed and implemented a sustainability program that included creative solutions for multiple waste streams and detailed analytics tracking. Onsite training resulted in a significant decrease of total waste generated. Hard-to-recycle organic materials were diverted to an anaerobic digestion facility and used as an ingredient to produce high-value compost.

$225,000 Food Waste to Animal Feed - Annual recycling profits for Fortune 100 manufacturer from a landfill diversion program where packaged and unpackaged food waste is collected, de-packaged, processed, and used as feed for animals.

1,300,000 LBS Packaged Organics Converted to Energy From Waste - Volume of organic cosmetic products deemed unsalable from a leading, multi-national manufacturer diverted from landfill in a single year. Products are sorted offsite to recover any recyclable materials and the remaining items are used by a waste-to-energy plant as a supplemental fuel to power cement kilns.

Recycling Success Stories.

Reuse vs Recycling. Certain materials have more value from reuse than from recycling. Identified one-time used corrugated cardboard boxes at a global food manufacturer and sold them in the reusable marketplace, significantly increasing recycling profits by 90%.

Streamline Operations. Organized the collection process at a Fortune 500 manufacturing plant that contributed to their Lean Manufacturing processes. Designed and implemented a solution that captured recyclables directly on the production floor and eliminated wasteful double-handling.

Segregate Recyclables. Created a new revenue stream from segregating recyclables. Educated a large technology company’s distribution center that certain items are more valuable when kept separate. This increased recycling proceeds by almost 50%.

Landfill Diversion Success Stories.

Candy Scrap to Animal Feed. Created a program for a global candy manufacturer where unpackaged and packaged candy waste is collected, processed, and sold as animal feed. This generates significantly more recycling profits for the client and eliminates landfill costs.

Packaged Ice Cream to Anaerobic Digestion. Identified a system for a Fortune 500 ice cream manufacturer to divert large volumes of ice cream by-product and contaminated packaging from landfill by processing the organic material through an anaerobic digester to create biogas.

Food Waste to Composting. Sourced a solution for an international food processor where food waste in organic packaging is kept out of landfill and used as an ingredient to produce high-value compost.