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Our Values

Our Purpose

To leave a cleaner and healthier planet by decreasing landfill contributions, reducing carbon emissions and developing innovative, financially beneficial, recycling solutions.

Our Vision

A zero-landfill scrap rate for all of our customers.

Our Mission

To reduce our customers’ waste costs by exploring unique markets for their scrap and offering a full range of turn-key, tailored recycling solutions unmatched by our competitors.

Our History

The seeds of our origin were planted in Memphis, Tennessee by Bill Traylor. The year was 1972 and Bill had been in the refrigeration business installing and servicing commercial coolers for grocery stores. Bill noticed the enormous amount of cardboard boxes being thrown away or burned and, having an entrepreneurial spirit, saw an opportunity to not only reduce the waste disposal costs for the grocery stores he serviced for his refrigeration company, but also reimburse them for their scrap cardboard. Additionally, Bill would provide the recycling equipment necessary to compact the cardboard into dense bales at each location. At the time, this was a fairly new idea in the South, but it caught on fast. Soon enough, Bill sold his refrigeration business and began recycling full-time.

In 1976, unsatisfied with the quality of recycling equipment on the market and ever the entrepreneur, Bill founded Waste Processing Equipment, Inc and began manufacturing his own line of “Max-Pak” balers. Waste Processing Equipment, still family-owned, manufacturers a full line of recycling equipment known for their dependability and rugged construction with equipment installed on six continents.

In 1981, Bill patented a flat-bed semi trailer able to haul a standard forklift. The driver would collect the bales of cardboard at each customer location and, when the trailer was full, off-load those bales at the paper mill. By the early 1990s, Bill was one of the largest private haulers of flat-bed corrugated cardboard tonnage in the Southeastern United States.

In 1992, The Traylor Group, Inc. was officially formed and since then, we have expanded our material markets to include all grades of paper, plastic scrap and light metal grades and our recycling solutions now include turn-key programs, consulting, brokering, logistics and equipment installation and service.

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Who We Are

Who We Are

The Traylor Group is a 40 year old, family-owned and operated recycling company based in Fort Payne, Alabama. We serve a diverse list of clients ranging from small grocery stores to multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 companies. We pride ourselves in our unique ability to provide comprehensive waste and recycling solutions anywhere in the world. From Industrial scrap to office waste to residential recycling, let us be a partner and show you how we’re revolutionizing recycling.

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What We Do

What We Do

The Traylor Group provides a full suite of recycling services including waste stream audits, equipment provision and service, consulting, brokering and material logistics. For the past 40 years, we’ve been able to slowly separate ourselves from the competition by offering an ever-increasing portfolio of waste and recycling services. We specialize in completely integrated, turn-key recycling solutions tailored to the individual needs of our customers. No two organizations are the same, so the first and most important step in partnering with our customers is gaining a thorough and comprehensive understanding of their unique goals, business processes and waste streams.

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