Green Door Recycling was founded by Amy and Rick Becker in 2008 to fill a gap in the city of Emporia's recycling service. Following a successful pilot project of curbside recycling in 1989, the city began operating a recycling center at the transfer station on the southwest edge of town, but they did not offer curbside pickup service. Amy was instrumental in researching and advocating for city-wide recycling service, but it was 25 years before the city implemented it in 2015. So in the meantime, she started a business to provide the curbside pickup service to those customers who were willing to pay for it.
Interdependent Web LLC, owned by Ben and Jessie Stallings, purchased The Green Door in 2012 and continued providing recycling service under that name. We cooperated with the city's rollout of residential curbside service in 2015, exchanging our residential customers for the schools and several large businesses the city had been picking up from. We continue to serve businesses and schools as well as residences outside the city limits -- anyone not covered by the city's curbside service.
We are currently seeking new ownership for the recycling business. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact us.