The late Joseph Giordano, Sr. was introduced to scrap recycling by his father Rocco, who had started out with a horse and buggy buying and selling scrap metal and rags during the Depression. Joseph started Giordano’s Recycling on Mill Road, the very first business in what is now a highly industrialized area. While working other jobs. In 1948, after much struggle, Joseph finally became a licensed scrap dealer. In the early days materials were bought with either cash or green stamps. It wasn’t long before Joseph purchased his first baler, an old wooden machine that had to be wound by hand and would produce a 150 lb. bale. The business grew steadily and he soon needed help to move forward.
Joseph Giordano, Jr. joined his father to lend a hand, which he then left a teaching career to help buy precious metals and take care of the books and the numbers for his father while helping raise his younger brother with his older sister. As the buisness grew, Brian Giordano joined the company to help stabilize the company’s operations and add software and production techniques, The two brothers, now partners, helped expand and greatly improve the facility over last 65 years combined. Giordano’s Recycling has exploded into the Waste and Recycling industry with a high volume facility, state of the art equipment, and technologically advanced computer systems. Giordano’s Recycling is equipped with shears, trucks, cranes, and Three high production 2-ram balers. Thousands of tons of non-ferrous and ferrous metals, waste paper and plastics are processed daily. In addition, Giordano’s, now a fourth generation company, continues to grow its business each year. With son’s of Joseph Giordano Nick Giordano metals division and Brad Giordano waste and paper divisions, continuing to take the buisness into the future, along with Joe and Brian’s niece Rosalie accounting, software implementations. The dedication and strong work ethic of this family and the company employees will continue to establish Giordano’s Waste and Recycling management as a valuable part of the recycling industry’s future for many decades.
Over Sea Expansion
In May of 2008, Joe and Nick Giordano took a business trip to China. They began their trip on the East Coast of China in Guangzhou, and then traveled north to Shanghai stopping at all major port cities along the way. They visited nonferrous and ferrous mills that receive exported materials from Giordano Recycling in New Jersey. Joe and Nick met with new and existing consumers in order to expand and strengthen Giordano Recycling’s world wide market.
Below is a selection of pictures from their trip:
Adopt a Highway
Adopt A Highway campaign with NJ DOT and Clean communities