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MEMBER IN-FOCUS: Northeast Cartage


Northeast Cartage turns trash into reusable treasure for nearly 15 years. They are a local waste and recycling company.  Northeast Recycling Solutions owns and operates a state of the art single stream recycling facility in Hanover Township, the only one of it’s kind in Northeast PA. The facility buys and processes cardboard, newspaper, printers waste, plastic, aluminum and steel cans from a five county region.  The facility also handles large volumes many warehouses and distribution centers throughout the region.


“My cousin, Angelo Medico, and I had begun working together in the early 1990’s,” says co-founder, Frank Nockley, “We found our scrap metal customers wanted us to handle their waste removal.”  In 2000, Northeast Cartage was started to having one vendor to fit all their needs. “We had studied for many years the growth and success of single stream recycling throughout the nation.” Nockley found that there wasn’t anything like it in northeast PA. So the company invested an a rapid expansion and today they are running nearly around the clock.


Nockley described Northeast Cartage’s successes as “two-fold”. Not only do they provide sustaining jobs and a state of the art recycling facility to the area, but their plant is constructed on a former coal waste site. Now the site has been reclaimed and is back on the tax rolls providing high quality, family sustaining jobs.

“Our industry provides a service that everyone needs, ” added Nockley, “It certainly isn’t glamorous but it provides many sustaining year round jobs while helping us to preserve our environment.”

Northeast Cartage LLC & Northeast Recycling Solutions specializes in the logistics, processing and brokerage of waste and recyclables.  The logistics division, Northeast Cartage, provides commercial, industrial and residential roll-off container services, regional dry van, walking floor, flatbed and dump trailer service. 

Author:  Britton Heim
Intern, Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber

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