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About Us

To Recycle is to Reveal a Better World

A world leader in recycling, Sonoco Recycling collects more than 3 million tons of paper, plastic, metal and other materials in more than 100 cities and towns across the U.S. each year. A unit of Sonoco, a multi-billion dollar global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products, and supply chain services, our recycling roots date back to the 1920s. Today, we operate 40 recycling facilities globally and help more than 15,000 retailers, manufacturers and communities save money, save resources and create clean, renewable energy.

Whether you’re trying to divert more waste from landfills, shrink your environmental footprint or create new revenue streams, we can help. Our teams work to understand your specific needs and goals, tailoring solutions that add real and lasting value to your business and community.

From the beginning, it’s been our mission to change the way people, companies and communities think about waste. Because we believe waste isn’t the end of something, it’s the beginning of something new.

A legacy of opportunity

Sonoco Recycling was born out of Sonoco’s growing need for the fiber used to make packaging – and grew quickly to help other companies and communities transform waste into opportunity. See our history.

Knowledge that powers innovation

We always begin with a holistic review of your company's or community’s existing waste management practices to ensure we design solutions based on where you are – and where you’d like to go. See our process.

Doing good for the greater good

Though we’re global in reach, we’ll always have small-town roots. We know that good neighbors make great communities, so we make it our business to do good wherever we are in the world. See our community impact.