Meet Your New Partner in Sustainability

our story

The need for optimized commercial waste streams isn’t new. Our team realized this growing need over 60 years ago. In 1956, Impact Recycling Partner’s parent company, American Box, started helping local companies give corrugated shipping boxes a second life through a reuse program that was very much ahead of its time. As our client base grew, so did the demand for scalable zero waste initiatives. 

We continued to expand our service offerings by creating landfill diversion programs for companies, both large and small. In 2017, we opened our first satellite location in Pittsburgh, PA, followed closely by the unveiling of our Dayton, OH, facility in 2019. Our aim to give corrugated boxes a second life gradually transformed into the development of zero waste programs for clients large and small. Impact Recycling Partners continues to refine our processes and develop strategic partnerships to reinforce our sustainability mission.

In just the last decade, our programs have significantly impacted the organizations we work with and the environment. We’re proud to announce the opening of our newest facility in Charlotte, NC, as we advance our efforts in commercial recycling and environmental responsibility across the country.

Street view of Impact Recycling Partners' Philadelphia location

our timeline

Born from a simple mission of sustainability, Impact Recycling Partners creates value for businesses through environmentally responsible commercial waste and recycling programs. As this mission grew, we expanded to collect other recyclable materials and generate scalable zero waste initiatives.

  1. 1956

    American Box gets its start servicing its first commercial client, TastyKake. Their initial purpose was to develop a creative reuse program for corrugated shipping boxes.

  2. 1990s

    After decades of local, steady business, the organization expands into two locations across Philadelphia.

  3. 2005

    American Box finds a new home for its headquarters by bringing a condemned building back to life. The organization begins to diversify into plastic recycling to further its mission of preservation and reuse.

  4. 2017

    American Box opens its first satellite location outside of Pittsburgh, PA.

  5. 2019

    American Box opens its second satellite location in Dayton, OH.

  6. 2022

    After exponential growth, the organization launches in Charlotte, NC, with expanded offerings under Impact Recycling Partners.

The Impact Difference -
More Than Waste Management

We aren't traditional waste haulers.

Our focus isn’t on putting tons into our landfill or pounds through a recycling center – it’s on creating innovative solutions to your waste needs.

We look at all materials differently.

We aim to find ways to repurpose, recycle, or convert materials – that’s why we look beyond implementing single-stream programs.

We aren't just waste consultants.

Our job doesn’t stop when we recommend a solution – we can move your materials on our trucks and process them at our facility, all with our team.

We believe zero waste means something.

Our team of certified TRUE Advisors uses the zero waste definitions established by the Green Business Certification Inc. in our audit processes.

Making an Impact
with Innovative Sustainability Services

Impact Recycling Partners employs the zero waste definitions established by the Green Business Certification Inc. in our processes, making us leaders in commercial sustainability efforts.

Rethink Zero Waste with help from our Certified TRUE Advisors

In 2020, we implemented our mission through a local partnership with a fresh produce organization. We helped the nationally-recognized company to purchase once-used boxes for reuse and helped improve their landfill diversion programs. IRP tailored a solution to align with their goals, resulting in:

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Partner with Zero Waste Certification Sustainability Experts for in the Northeast and Beyond

Our Certified TRUE consultants provide your business with proven waste management programs for improving commercial sustainability throughout the United States. Allow IRP to start your corporate journey toward net zero waste with customized recycling programs for your organization. As a trusted partner in sustainability from New York to Indiana and beyond, our TRUE consultants work collaboratively with your team regardless of location. Together, we establish initiatives that support your business goals while becoming more sustainable. Plus, stakeholders, customers, and employees alike benefit from our collective mission as a result. Start rethinking zero waste today with a custom waste management strategy from IRP’s Certified TRUE Advisors.