We have developed these partnerships and affiliations throughout the years as a leader in the municipal recycling industry.

New York City Department of Sanitation

The NYC Department of Sanitation is the world’s largest sanitation department. DSNY collects more than 10,500 tons of residential and institutional garbage and 1,760 tons of the recyclables – each day. While efficiently managing solid waste and clearing litter or snow from 6,300 miles of streets, the Department is also a leader in environmentalism.

Glass Recycling Coalition

SMR is a Coalition Member of the Glass Recycling Coalition, which promotes glass recycling across the entire supply chain.


ANJR is a non-profit, non-partisan network whose mission is to serve as the voice of recycling in New Jersey through education, advocacy and the promotion of professional standards.

northeast recycling council

SMR is a Sustaining Member of the Northeast Recycling Council, which addresses environmental sustainability and stewardship in 11 northeast states including Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.


ISRI is a trade association that represents over 1,425 for-profit companies that process, broker and consume scrap materials such as paper, ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, rubber, plastics, electronics and glass.

Association of Plastic Recyclers

The Association of Plastic Recyclers is the national trade association representing companies who acquire, reprocess and sell the output of more than 90 percent of the post-consumer plastic processing capacity in North America.

New York City Department of Education – Office of Sustainability

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is the largest school district in the United States with over 1,800 schools, 1,300 school buildings, 137,500 employees, and 1.1 million students.


SMR personnel are also active in and contribute to the following organizations: