Strategic Materials got its start in glass recycling in 1896 as the Bassichis Company.

Strategic Materials location mapBassichis was eventually purchased by Allwaste Recycling and we started to grow and develop new, innovative glass recycling techniques. During this time in our history, we also acquired a number of regional glass recyclers, increasing our reach and becoming the first nationwide glass recycler. 

In 1994, Strategic Materials, Inc. officially spun off from Allwaste to become its own company. Over the next few decades we extended our reach and capabilities by merging with Nexcycle, a glass and plastic recycling business in Ontario, Canada. We also acquired Container Recycling Alliance, increasing our presence across the United States.

Throughout our 100+ year history, we have remained focused on creating value for our customers through innovation and customer improvement.

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