Team Members

Everything that we do stems from the support team around us. With team members from 1 year of history to 15 years, Rockaway Recycling always is watching out for their employees and treating them like they want to be treated.

Virginia – Marketing Manager

Learning to parallel park a fork truck in the back lot when she was 12, Virginia knows her scrap. Whether she is in the office working on the Rockaway Recycling website, YouTube Page, Virginia can have a good conversation about anything sports. Working on planning the next BBQ or helping the team out in the shop, Virginia wears many scrapping hats. Contact: Virginia@RockawayRecycling.com

What do you like most about working at Rockaway Recycling?

The team-like atmosphere is contagious in working together to complete big projects.

What are your favorite sports and teams?

Baseball, Football. The Yankess and Seahawks.

Jose – Lead Driver

When you see one of Rockaway Recycling’s trucks on the road, you may have a chance to see Jose behind the wheel of it. Making sure to call customers before he arrives, help them load material on to the truck after he is there, and always driving safely, he wants to make sure that the job gets done.

What Do You Like About Working at Rockaway Recycling?

The teamwork and I feel that we are kind of like a family.

What is your favorite sport?

UFC

Julio

Constantly on the move, Julio is a great addition to the Rockaway Recycling team starting in 2015. With his high energy and great work ethic, Julio is a vital asset to moving materials in the shop. Whether he is clearing the scales to get it ready for the next customer or moving bales out of our machines.

What do you like most about working at Rockaway Recycling?

Constantly having work.

What do you enjoy doing most with your family?

Playing soccer and going to the beach.

Marek – Yard Foreman

Marek joined our team in 2017 and has been a great helping hand around Rockaway Recycling. He can be found helping customers sorting through materials, packing materials for shipment, or also on job sites helping customers clear materials for pick up services. Marek is more than happy to help you with questions you may have about materials and how Rockaway Recycling can help you.

What do you like most about working at Rockaway Recycling?

The way everyone works together and ownership that cares.

What do you do in your free time?

Fish & Watch Hockey

Donna – Office Admin

One of our most recent additions to our Rockaway Recycling team is Donna, our Office Admin.  When you call us you will most likely hear Donna’s voice who is always ready and willing to help you and answer all your questions. Also able to help our customers with pickup and container requests, Donna is available to take your appointment to get the job done correctly.

What do you like most about working at Rockaway Recycling?

I like the customer interaction and I really take pride in my work.

What do you do in your free time?

I like to cook, bake, read books, and walk.

Andrew – Driver

One of our additions in 2017, Andrew is one of our truck drivers. Delivering containers to job sites, Andrew is safe and efficient on the road. He will make sure the job is done correctly and our pickup services are completed correctly. If you have any questions about our services or how we can help you with large jobs, Andrew is available to answer them.

What do you like most about working at Rockaway Recycling?

The teamwork and something new everyday.

What are your favorite sports?

UFC & Football

Francisco

Adding to the Team in 2017, Francisco joins us with his helpful hand in multiple places in our yard. From cutting and sorting material, to help keep things up in the yard like cleanliness and fresh coats of paint, Francisco is a great part of the Rockaway Recycling Team. You may also find Francisco helping at the door with communication with our Spanish-speaking customers.

What is your favorite memory of working at Rockaway Recycling?

Working with Tom “Senior” Buechel.

What do you enjoy doing most with your family?

Watching movies, playing cars with my boy, and playing house games with my daughter.

Filipe

Since 2018, Felipe has been a big part of the Rockaway Recycling team including sorting and separating materials in the yard. In addition to getting materials ready for shipping, Felipe is also a big help and part of moving our customers in and out of the doors as efficiently as possible. Helping with weight materials at the door and also sorting the materials around the shop Felipe is a great part of the team here at Rockaway Recycling.

What do you like most about working at Rockaway Recycling?

Working with co-workers and Tom’s interest for us.

What is your favorite sport and sports team?

Soccer & Barcelona

Cristian

Joining the team in 2018, Cristian has been a great part of our daily operations or sorting and preparing materials. Helping with processing items that are coming through the door and also baling materials, Cristian is a great part of our operation. He can also be found helping customers at the door sorting and organizing materials before they are weighed up.

What do you like most about working at Rockaway Recycling?

I enjoy working here and not having too many stresses.

What is your favorite sports team?

Real Madrid (Soccer)

Marlaine – Office Admin

Joining the team in 2019, Marlaine is a big part of our daily communications with customers. Helping with scrap questions, phone calls, container requests and more, Marlaine is willing to go the extra mile to make sure Rockaway Recycling gets the job done.

What do you like most about working at Rockaway Recycling?

I love the people and the atmosphere and the work-life balance.

What do you do in your free time?

Usually with my friends, my dog, my family, and my hubby. I love swimming at home on hot days.

Fernando

Joining our team in 2019, Fernando has been a great team member every day since. Helping move materials throughout the shop, prepare shipments, or help customers at the door, Fernando’s smile is always on his face!

What do you like most about working at Rockaway Recycling?

Driving the forklift and unloading things from the trucks.

What do you do in your free time?

Going out with my dog and son.

Nestor

Joining our team in 2019, Nestor has been a valuable asset to our team in helping keep things organized and moving material throughout the yard. His smile every morning to greet our team and customers is a great way to start the day!

What do you like most about working at Rockaway Recycling?

I am able to work without pressure.

What do you do in your free time?

Spend it with my two kids.

Sergio

Joining our team in 2019, Sergio has been a great addition to the Rockaway Recycling Team. He serves a vital role to help our crew and team on-site for larger jobs. His dedicated efforts never go unnoticed with the great teamwork and attitude he brings in every day.

What do you like most about working at Rockaway Recycling?

Working at the scale with customers and improving my English.

What do you do in your free time?

Study English, cook, and play soccer.

Tom – Cat Buyer

Joining our team in 2020, Tom is part of our Catalytic Control Team. He provides answers and quotes to our customers in a timely fashion. Contact him for all your catalytic converter requests. When he isn’t enjoy a nice cup of coffee or quoting cats, he is spending time with his daughters usually cheering them on at their sporting events!

What do you like most about working at Rockaway Recycling?

What I like most is the family atmosphere and that giving the best service is priority number one.

How do you spend time with your family?

BBQ/Cooking, playing trivia, & enjoying the outdoors.

Bob – Foreman

Welcomed to the team in 2020, Bob is our Foreman that is working with our crew on job sites across the East Coast. With safety training, scrap experience, and a great team leader, Bob provides great leadership to our off-site projects for Rockaway Recycling.

Billy

Jumping on board in 2020, Billy has been a vital asset in helping our customers at the door get in and out quickly. Learning about all the materials we buy and helping customers cash their metals out, Billy is a great addition to the team to help us continue to serve our customers.

What do you like most about working at Rockaway Recycling?

The way everyone works together and being able to ask for help or ask questions.

What do you do in your free time?

Spend it with family, fishing, or training (MMA).

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Community

We pride ourselves on helping the community and providing support to some of our favorite charities and foundations. With our Customer Appreciation BBQ, Saturday Specials, and more we are always looking to provide help and support those that are less-fortunate. See some of our favorite charities, causes, and foundations below.

“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I love it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.”

– George Bernard Shaw

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