Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling wins top award for scrap & recycling at 2016 Platts Global Metal Awards

Company recognized as one of the top metals companies in the world by Platts

May 19, 2016 – New York based scrap metal recycler Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling has been named the world’s leader in scrap & recycling by Platts, the premier international publication in the recycling industry.

Adam Weitsman, owner of the Owego-based company, believes this award is a great honor and testament of his company’s commitment to exceptional operations and dynamic growth strategies. Adam Weitsman along was on hand to accept the award at the ceremony Thursday May 19th in London. [Read more…]

Low Speed Shredders are surprisingly versatile tools

0018by Jon M. Casey

When it comes to recycling wood waste, MSW and C&D materials, nothing beats a low speed shredder to help get the job done. With more than a dozen brands of portable shredders available to recyclers in the U.S. market, it comes as no surprise to find that recyclers have come to realize the usefulness of the low speed shredder. In many cases, a low speed shredder is used as a first grind for wood products like mulch and biomass. In other instances, they are used as the sole reduction tool, capable of shredding everything from mattresses and carpets to whole automobiles and everything in between. [Read more…]