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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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Britton HeimBritton Heim is a Sophomore Entrepreneurship Major and a leadership studies minor at Wilkes University. He is also an intern at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber for the Spring of 2015.

So tell us a little bit about you Britton…

I’m a Ford guy, I like to be outdoors, I love music (mostly metal and rock, but all music), and I enjoy tattoos.

Where are you from?

I grew up in Rebuck, PA, which is in the middle of nowhere Northumberland County. After college I plan to start my own businesses and become a serial entrepreneur. I work for my father’s company, Heim’s Disposal, I am an independent marketing consultant with Ambit Energy, and I am also part of a group of students in the process of starting a business. I am also the President and Co-Founder of the Entrepreneurship Club at Wilkes University.

Why Wilkes-Barre?

I almost went to college at Montana State University because I have relatives there and I love it out there. I chose to go to college in NEPA could see myself at Wilkes University more than Montana State. I love it at Wilkes and I can’t imagine being at any other school.

How did you choose your  major?

I was originally going to go for management and take over the family business, but I came to realize that what I really wanted was to create something of my own, not just take over what was built. So I chose Entrepreneurship to learn some of the skills I’d need in the business world in hopes of preventing some mistakes along the way of creating my own businesses.

When you look at Wilkes-Barre, what are your impressions?

Greater Wilkes-Barre is a nice little place that is slowly improving and seems to get better every year. I had two teachers in high school that attended Wilkes, both talk about how it was then compared to now. Both attended before Wilkes-Barre had its “downfall”, so they often talk about the stages Wilkes-Barre went through and what was there then that’s not now and what we have that they wish they would have had.

What do you hope your future looks like?

I want to get up everyday and do what I love, which is what ever business venture I have myself set on at the time. I would love to open a few different businesses and help economically develop not only Wilkes-Barre, but other areas like it.

If you could create your dream job, it would be…?

Owning a business based around creative problem solving and innovation. I would love to be hired by big companies to think outside the box for them and come up with new, fresh ideas to help them innovate and reach new markets, which most managers and executives have a hard time doing.

What do you hope to do when you graduate?

I would like to have a business established and be prepared to step into the real world with confidence, and I believe I am on the right track!