DALLAS, TEXAS (April 2022): Texas Recycling, a local, family-owned recycling plant in South Dallas, is building strong community relationships with residents through events at the Jubilee Park Community Center and other programs community. President and co-owner of Texas Recycling, Joel Litman, explains how the involvement has benefited both the neighborhood and the company.
Texas Recycling moved to the Jubilee Park area in December 2015. Compared to the previous location in a light industrial area in northwest Dallas, this new location on S. Barry Ave. placed the factory in front of the residences. This provided an opportunity to get involved in the neighborhood and share their enthusiasm for recycling with the community.
Community career fairs at the Jubilee Park Community Center are one of the ways Texas Recycling has immersed itself in the area. Attending job fairs allows residents to apply and learn about job opportunities at the nearby Texas Recycling plant. According to Litman, Texas Recycling has employed several community residents.
Texas Recycling also participates in National Nights Out in Jubilee Park, as well as the nearby areas of Owenwood and Dolphin Heights. At these events, the company shares information about its facilities and recycling, including the Texas Recycling Buy Back Center where residents can sell recyclables such as paper, cardboard and aluminum cans to earn income. extra and help pay for community summer camp programs. Similarly, Texas Recycling has participated in wellness fairs. Additionally, Texas Recycling helps sponsor these events, supporting food supplies and other needs. “We make ourselves visible if we ever need help,” Litman says. Action Shred of Texas, a sister company that provides commercial paper shredding and document destruction, also organizes shredding events for communities. This is in addition to working with Texas Recycling at career fairs, wellness fairs and other events.
Litman is a past president of the nonprofit Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas (JFS). He introduced JFS to Jubilee Park organizers and initiated a partnership that brings JFS services to Jubilee Park residents.
Additional community outreach includes assisting with food distribution during the pandemic, activities at Oran M. Roberts Elementary School, building a relationship with the area storefront police department, and participating at former Dallas Councilman Adam Medrano’s annual Christmas luncheon.
Although no longer an active program, Litman shared Texas Recycling’s participation in the bridging program through the Dallas Leadership Foundation. This faith-based program provided housing and support to men who had been incarcerated for minor crimes. In an effort to prevent men from returning to the penal system by successfully re-entering the world of work, the program had a strict set of rules and expectations. Texas Recycling provided plant employment opportunities for program participants. Through the company and the organization, these men learned employment, mentoring and leadership skills.
Texas Recycling recognizes that this is a large commercial facility in a residential area. The company strives to give residents an understanding of the value of having a recycling facility nearby and the level of comfort in the presence of the plant. By being visible and a good neighbor, lasting relationships are built. Litman says, “We want to be a partner and support the community. We want to be part of the civic engagement that people here have. They are proud of where they live and want to have productive lives with opportunities for their families and children. Texas Recycling is happy to do what we can to help you.
Litman adds that he and other members of the Texas Recycling team enjoyed getting to know members of the community. Working nearby 5 days a week, it’s nice to give a hug or shake hands with neighbors at work, just like with neighbors at home. The benefit of the strong partnership between Texas Recycling and the Jubilee Park community has proven to be beyond the expectations of all parties.
Texas Recycling, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2022, plans to remain an active member of the Jubilee Park community. Litman hopes the community center “will continue to provide residents with resources to live a better life. Living productively with employment opportunities nearby has strengthened the community. Texas Recycling is looking forward to being a part of it.
About Texas Recycling
Founded in 1992 by the Litman family, Texas Recycling is a leader in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for quality, value-added commercial recycling. Their South Dallas operation occupies over 225,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. This location brings paper, newspaper, office paper, corrugated cardboard, aluminum cans and industrial metal recycling to an area of D/FW that previously did not have this opportunity. Texas Recycling believes in providing uncompromising customer service to its customers and developing strong community ties.
About the Texas Recycling Buy Back Center
As D/FW’s largest family-owned paper recycling and multi-material buy-back center, Texas Recycling collects and ships millions of pounds of waste to domestic and international consumers each month. The Buy Back Center accepts paper, newspapers, office paper, cardboard and aluminum cans. The Buy Back Center is open to the public weekdays near Fair Park and downtown Dallas at 1420 S. Barry Ave., Dallas, TX 75223. For more information, call Texas Recycling at 214-357-0262 or visit the Texas Recycling website at texasrecycling.com.
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