At Atlantic Coast Fibers we are always looking to the future, in fact the nature of what we do is for a brighter and more
sustainable future. Through honesty, integrity, and commitment to our customers and employees we continue to grow
and evolve as a leader in the recycling industry. We are constantly evaluating the way we do things looking for more
efficient ways to promote recycling. Here at Atlantic Coast Fibers we strive to recycle everything possible. By incorporating new equipment technologies we can continue down the road towards a “zero landfill society”. With youth comes energy
and since our owners are the 3rd and 4th generation in this company we are positioned to move forward for years to come.
Atlantic Coast Fibers, LLC has a proud history beginning over 80 years ago, well before recycling was as popular as it currently is. Today, Atlantic Coast Fibers has grown to become one of the largest independent processors of recyclables in the Northeast, with four locations and over 200 employees serving our customer base which includes Municipalities, printers and commercial entities. Our philosophy is simple:
We believe in working together with our customers, and listening to what they say
We believe in honoring all customer requests if possible, not just lip service
We believe in taking pride in what we do, and making our best effort
Mostly, we believe in doing our best…Not just what is required
Atlantic Coast Fibers is a fourth-generation, family-run company. We offer a level of personalized service unparalleled in the industry and everybody plays a part. Take a second and get a brief introduction to our team.
At Atlantic Coast Fibers we are always looking for ways to offer our customers more. By positioning ourselves with refuse companies and our own document shredding company, we can provide a full array of services which include:
► Cardboard & Mixed Paper Recycling
► Single Stream Recycling
► Commingled Container Recycling
► Document Destruction Recycling
► Commercial & Industrial Recycling
We customize recycling programs for each one of our customers. Just give us a call and we will evaluate your needs free of charge and present you with a detailed Recycling Program Proposal.
Our program begins with an Atlantic Coast Fibers Recycling audit of the facility. When we determine the types and quantities of recyclables being generated we will propose the best way to handle the material. These programs can range from Atlantic Coast Fibers leaving specialized containers or toters on site for the collection of the paper, to installing compactors or balers to handle the material. With our staff of full time mechanics we can install and maintain all the equipment.
A SOCIETY IS DEFINED
NOT ONLY BY WHAT IT CREATES,
BUT BY WHAT IT REFUSES TO DESTROY
- John Sawhill
With over 20 years’ experience in the recycling industry, and a third generation operator, Chris is well respected in the industry. He is one of three partners responsible for managing day to day operations. In particular, Chris is responsible for all aspects of operations in our multiple facilities. His responsibilities includes developing the design and operation of every new facility. He was instrumental in the firms expansion into Single Stream processing and helped developed our document destruction operation.
Vincent Riviello is one of pioneers of recycling, operating previously as Rivsec Recycling, which specialized in high grade recyclables. Like Mr. Gaccione, Vincent merged his business through a buyout with KTI Recycling. After several years operating as KTI recycling and Casella Waste, together with Joseph Gaccione they reacquired their companies and founded Atlantic Coast Fibers, LLC.
Joseph Gaccione is the third generation of a recycling dynasty that began in the 1930’s. Joseph is well known in the high-grade industry as an innovator. He merged his family business, Gaccione Brothers, in 1998 through a buyout with KTI Recycling. Together with Vincent Riviello, they founded Atlantic Coast Fibers, LLC.
Jamee is a fourth generation Partner. Jamee is responsible for all logistics within the company, including our brokerage division, which extends nationwide. As a logical tie in, he is also responsible for all vehicle maintenance and operation, from our large tractor trailer fleet, to the smallest wheel loader.
Rick is responsible for directing all facets of the company’s marketing of the various grades of recyclables produced from our operations. Since 2005 he has been the Vice President of the New Jersey Paper Recycling Association. Prior, he was on the Board of Directors since 1997. His varied financial responsibilities include all asset and purchase agreements. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College.
Fred Petrone is well known as one of the most knowledgeable and professional experts in commercial and municipal recycling. The former owner of PGC Corporation, has over 35 years’ experience in providing innovative solutions that are specifically tailored to fit our customer’s needs. His current focus is management of commercial and municipal accounts in the Tri-State area.
John began his career with Garden State Paper Company which was the first company in the world to commercially produce 100% recycled newsprint. Mr. Stanton is well known in the recycling industry for his expertise and knowledge in marketing and operations. He was instrumental in establishing many of the recycling programs in the tri-state area. He previously launched Garden State Recycling, before starting his own company, Global Recycling Solutions, with Harv Straus. His current responsibilities include business development, market expansion and branding. He received his Master’s Degree in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Over 25 years ago Harv Straus began his career with Monmouth Processing where he managed the facility to unprecedented growth for 12 years. His operations expertise led him to join Republic Industries, where he managed another facility. After leaving Republic he stated his own recycling company, Global Recycling Solutions, with John Stanton. He continues today managing two facilities in Monmouth County for Atlantic Coast Recycling, as well as being a board member of the Monmouth County SWAC committee. He was formerly a Special Agent for ATF. He received his Master’s Degree from George Mason University.
Allan Zozzaro is an acknowledged expert in recycling, with over 37 years’ experience. His family has been in the recycling industry for more than 60 years. Allan was formerly responsible for managing Zozzaro Bros., Inc. team of procurement representatives, in the all areas of commercial and municipal recycling. He was instrumental in the growth to over 20,000 tons of “Class A” recyclables per month. He continues advocating excellence in customer service and finding new and innovative ways to expand Atlantic Coast Recycling’s market offerings.
With over forty three years of operations experience in the recycling industry, Mr. Zozzaro is one of the most respected experts in the field. Along with his brothers, he built the former Zozzaro Bros. Inc, into one of the most efficient recycling processors in the world. At Zozzaro Bros. Inc, he was responsible for overseeing processing, and equipment maintenance. He continues in that vein at Atlantic Coast, developing improved processing techniques that are based on simplicity and streamlining existing processes to yield the highest level of efficiency and production.
An Atlantic Coast Fibers Commercial Printers Program is focused at maximizing the revenue commercial printers receive for their wastepaper. Since Atlantic Coast Fibers has been in the High Grade paper recycling business for over 70 years no one has more expertise to handle commercial printers than us. Our program begins with an Atlantic Coast Fibers Recycling audit of the facility. When we determine the types and quantities of recyclables being generated we will propose the best way to handle the material. These programs can range from Atlantic Coast Fibers leaving specialized containers or toters on site for the collection of the paper, to installing compactors or balers to handle the material. With our staff of full time mechanics we can install and maintain all the equipment. Once the recyclables are collected, Atlantic Coast Fibers dispatch office will arrange either on call or on a scheduled basis. Atlantic Coast Fibers will also leave trailers dropped at your location to be loaded and replaced when full. If the customer has any sensitive material that needs to be destroyed, Atlantic Coast Fibers together with our secure document destruction company (IDS), will have that material shredded on site utilizing state-of-the-art mobile shredding units or at our secure destruction facility in Passaic, NJ.
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An Atlantic Coast Fibers Industrial Recycling Program is focused at bringing warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities into full compliance with all the new recycling regulations. This in turn will also create a new revenue stream for your company. This begins with an Atlantic Coast Fibers recycling audit of the facility. When we determine the types and quantities of recyclables being generated, we will then propose the best way to handle the material. These programs can range from Atlantic Coast Fibers leaving containers or toters on site for the collection of the recyclables, to installing compactors or balers to handle the material. With our staff of full time mechanics we can install and maintain all the equipment on site. Once the recyclables are collected, Atlantic Coast Fibers dispatch office will arrange pickups on call or on a scheduled basis.