History

History

Welcome to Action Environmental Services and Interstate Waste Services, now a part of the Action Environmental Group providing waste and recycling services and solutions from the city to the suburbs.

From collection and recycling, to composting organic material and disposal, we provide a comprehensive array of environmentally responsible service offerings. Action is New York City's most progressive and innovative provider of non-hazardous waste management services, serving a diverse range of industrial and commercial customers, including –

  • Restaurants
  • Hospitals and Medical facilities
  • Building contractors
  • Retailers, malls, and plazas
  • Universities, colleges, and schools
  • Stadiums
  • Investment banks
  • Other types of businesses

Our company started with two trucks in 1999, and grew organically over the years to about 30 vehicles, and then expanded via several small acquisitions. In 2007, we purchased the solid waste and recycling assets from the nation`s largest hauler, Waste Management. This doubled the size of our company, creating efficiencies and opportunities to invest further in recycling projects, such as our state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in the Bronx.

From the first and cost-effective ways – never losing sight of our unwavering commitment to respecting the environment. And we are about making certain Interstate Waste Services (IWS) also serves a diverse group of customers from the west side of the Hudson River, including Northern New Jersey, Rockland and Orange County of New York. Learn more about IWS here.

Experience. Expertise. Service.

Our experienced staff and extensive network of trucks, transfer stations and recycling facilities enable us to offer our customers one-stop-shopping and competitive, flexible pricing programs, while providing personal attention and superior customer service.

Our success is also built on service excellence. We take great pride in our ability to provide the highest quality, most environmentally sensitive service to each and every one of our customers, each and every hour of every day. We strive to offer superior service day and night. You can always reach a courteous staff person anytime by phone, and we will work to resolve customer issues and answer questions promptly and professionally. We pride ourselves on the ability to offer reasonable solutions in exceptional situations.

Our Enhanced Recycling Facility

In 2013, The Action Environmental Group proudly announced the opening of the redesigned material recycling facility located in the Bronx. Within this new material recycling facility is an optical sorter. An optical sorter uses infrared technology to detect and separate all seven grades of plastics, white paper from mixed paper and cardboard from the rest.

This allows Action to extract higher quality recyclables out of the waste stream which otherwise would end up in a landfill. The Action Environmental Group philosophy behind the purchase of this vast and innovative recycling center is to lead NYC into the future of recycling.

In early 2014, this facility received recognition at the Global Green Sustainable Design 14th Annual Awards for increasing recycling of valuable materials citywide.

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