Recycling With A Purpose

Encore Recycling is a smarter choice for the grower, the community and for the environment.

Coming in October 2013, Encore Recycling will launch the first state-of-the-art plastic recycling facility in the Salinas Valley. With the vision of recycling with a purpose, the company will partner with California growers to collect, wash and recycle the more than 100 million pounds of agricultural plastic currently being disposed of in our state’s landfills.

Encore’s 130,000 square foot recycling center will implement the successful recycling model used in Europe by creating a closed-loop system. This system diverts discarded plastic away from landfills and recycles it into high quality raw material. The recycled plastic is then sold to manufacturers who in turn make more recyclable products, thus closing the loop on waste.

“Our goal is to recycle with a specific purpose in mind,” says Encore General Manager, Aviv Halimi. “One way we will do this is by partnering with our sister company, L.A based Command Packaging, who will turn Encore resin into reusable bags called smarterbags™ for the California grocery store market.”

Some of the largest multi-national and recognizable names such as, Dole, Driscoll, Pacific Gold Farms, Ramco, Red Blossom Strawberries, as well as many independent growers, are working with Encore Recycling to ensure that their plastic is collected and recycled.


Corporate Headquarters

Encore Recycling
3840 East 26th Street
Vernon, CA 90058
800.996.2247 Main
323.260.7047 fax

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Encore is the industry leader in the recycling of agricultural plastics.

  • As a U.S. manufacturer, we must adhere to higher standards and practices
  • First U.S. manufacturer to receive the Environmentally Preferred Rating (EPR)
  • Committed to reducing plastic waste
  • Dedicated to serving growers’ needs
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