Their red trucks sometimes seem ubiquitous in our area, and now the Audubon-based company is making news on a national scale.
When J.P. Mascaro & Sons founder J.P. Mascaro Sr. set out to start a waste collection business in 1964, he had just one truck and one contract serving the General Electric Aerospace Center in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Now, more than 50 years later, the Audubon, Pennsylvania-based company has grown to become one of the largest privately owned solid waste services businesses in the country, with operations serving municipal, governmental, commercial, institutional and industrial sectors throughout the Mid-Atlantic, writes Adam Redling for wastetodaymagazine.com.
The 850-person company has operations in five states dedicated to the collection, transportation, transfer, processing, disposal, recycling and composting of solid waste and recyclables. Currently, the company has over 100 municipal waste contracts for the collection, processing, transfer and disposal of municipal waste; the collection, processing and marketing of recyclables; and its municipal sewage sludge management services. In all, its municipal contracts range from rural communities of a couple hundred units to metropolitan municipalities of 24,000 units.
To process the vast quantities of waste garnered from these operations, Mascaro and its related companies own or operate four landfills, three compost facilities, five transfer stations, eight hauling divisions, three recycling centers, a yard waste facility and a recently opened 700-ton-per-day single-stream material recovery facility (MRF).
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