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Despite Market Headwinds, South Dakota Recycling Company Thrives

Rather than dwelling on industry hardships, Millennium Recycling is using 2019 to celebrate its growth and success.

Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Millennium Recycling Inc. is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. And instead of dwelling on hardships, the company is using 2019 to celebrate its growth and success—even during a more volatile time in the industry.

Although Millennium Recycling has experienced what owner Jake Anderson referred to as “down time” in the current market, over the years, the company has weathered storms by embracing new technology and lessons learned, according to the Casper Star Tribune.

The facility handles 3,500 to 4,000 tons of material per month and employs about 30 people, noted the report. When Anderson initially took over the business—formerly Python’s Recycling—in 1999, the facility handled 150 to 300 tons a month and employed eight people.

Casper Star Tribune has more information:

Jake Anderson kept the house he owned in the Twin Cities when he moved away to start his own recycling business.

After working in the industry for a Minnesota-based company, Anderson bought a small recycling company in Sioux Falls that had fallen on hard times and moved into a triplex in the center of the city.

He took on a shop with eight employees, uncertain of the future and hoping to make a mark.

Read the full article here.

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