Rivers Recycling 298 FM 1252 West Kilgore, TX 75662
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Rivers Recycling is located at 298 FM 1252 West, off Hwy. 42, North of I-20. We are the only recycling facility between Dallas and Shreveport.


Jeff Craine: President and CEO

Matt Craine: Vice President and Operations Manager

Justin Skinner: Facility Manager

Kerry Vick: Office Manager

About Us

Rivers Recycling facility consists of a 37,500 square-foot building situated on a 13-acre tract. The facility is capable of processing 2,500 tons of material a month.

Why Recycle


  • Aluminum cans can be recycled and reused within 60 days and can be recycled indefinitely.
  • Aluminum cans have 68% recycled content.
  • Aluminum products from virgin metal consume close to100 times the power required to recycle aluminum.
  • Recycling steel can save 2500 pounds of iron ore, 1400 pounds of coal, and 120 pounds of limestone.
  • Steel producers use more than 70% recycled steel.
  • Recycling steel cans saves between 60 and 74 percent of the energy to produce them from raw materials.
  • 31% of the paper and paperboard recovered through MRF's like Rivers, went to produce containerboard (i.e. corrugated boxes) and 12% went to produce boxboard (i.e. cereal boxes.
  • Producing recycled paper takes 40% less energy than producing paper from virgin wood pulp.
  • Recycled paper production creates 74% less air pollution and 35% less water pollution than virgin paper production.
  • When Other Paper Products Are Made From Recycled Paper East Texans Can Save Per Ton:
    • 17 trees
    • 463 gallons of oil
    • 586 pounds of air pollution
    • 6,953 gallons of water
    • 4,077 kilowatt hours of electricity
    • 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space
  • Plastic bottles constitute close to 50% of recyclable waste in the dumps.
  • Every pound of recycled drink bottles and other #1 grade plastics used in place of virgin materials reduces energy use in plastic production by 84% and greenhouse gas emissions by 71%.


What Can Be Made From The Products East Texans Recycle?


  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Gift Wrapping
  • Cups
  • Paper Plates
  • Mailing Tubes and Packaging
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Direct Mail and Coupons


  • Fiber for clothing and carpet
  • Automotive parts
  • New bottles
  • Plastic straps
  • Detergent and soap bottles
  • Plastic lumber
  • Traffic cones
  • Cables
  • Mats
  • Compost bins
  • Trash cans
  • Trays
  • Insulation boards
  • License plate frames
  • And more...

Aluminum and Steel Cans

  • Vehicle parts
  • Sliding shutters for windows and doors
  • And more cans indefinitely without losing integrity!

All of these facts and statistics were accessed from the following referenced sites:
http://www.all-recycling-facts.com/recycling-statistics.html accessed October 30, 2012
http://www.livestrong.com/article/119912-products-can-recycled-plastic-made/ accessed October 30, 2012
http://www.kab.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Recycling_Facts_and_Statistics.html accessed October 3, 2012
http://www.factmonster.com/science/environment/recycling-facts.html accessed October 3, 2012