About Staiman Recycling

Operating Over 100 Years! We’re Proud of Our History and Team.

Founded more than one hundred years ago, Staiman Recycling Corporation has grown to become a leading processor and distributor of scrap metals and fibers on the east coast. We collect, process, and sell a wide variety of metals and fibers.

Our facilities are located in Williamsport, PA, Hanover, PA and Elmira, NY.  Our reach extends up and down the east coast and continues to expand westward. Our versatile logistics system utilizes trucks, containers, and railcars to ship by land and sea. In addition to our recycling and processing centers, we partner with  industrial scrap generating facilities by providing reliable, cost-effective recycling services. We deliver individualized scrap management programs that conserve resources and optimize recycling programs.

The largest benefit of our background and growth has been the acquisition of our team of management, commercial and operations personnel with skills and experience that are some of the broadest and deepest in the industry. This has fostered our commitment to continue to build on and develop new generations of industry leaders with superior skills, training and exposure to help secure a successful and competitive future for years to come.

Our Management Team

If you would like to learn more about the Staiman Recycling Corporation, please feel free to contact us. We welcome the opportunity to hear from you and share with you the benefits of being a member of the Staiman team.

Richard Staiman, Owner

As owner of Staiman Recycling Corporation, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal suppliers and customers for your support throughout the years. In 2023, we celebrated 123 years of service to Williamsport, PA, and the surrounding areas. We recognize that dedicated teamwork and strong business relationships have made this achievement possible and we look forward to many more years of continued success.

At this time, I would also like to extend an invitation for new business opportunities. If your company requires professional, courteous, and timely service, please contact one of our experienced team members below and they will be glad to assist you.

Very truly yours,

Richard Staiman

Seth Keller, Trader

Seth joined Staiman in 1995 and has over 30 years in the scrap recycling industry. His knowledge of all areas of the industry makes him one of the most experienced members of the Staiman team. Seth’s primary focus is the ferrous market.

Office: (570) 323-9494 X238

Cell: (570) 419-6429

Crystal Hartzel, Fiber Accounts Manager

As one of the most valuable members of our Staiman team, Crystal brings a great deal of experience to her position. Crystal began her career with Staiman Recycling Corporation in 1986. She is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of our daily operations and her vast experience has proven to be extremely beneficial to all of our suppliers and customers. Crystal’s main focus is on the purchase/sale of all fiber and plastic.

For friendly, reliable, and knowledgeable service, please contact Crystal for all of your fiber recycling needs.

Office: (570) 323-9494 X218
Cell: (570) 337-3405

Michael Kirwin, Senior Operations Manager

Mike joined the Staiman Recycling family in 2015. Mike has been a specialist in the recycling industry for decades. He is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of our operations; including all yard activities, commercial transactions, ferrous material, non-ferrous material, fiber material and business development.

If you have any questions regarding the quality service Staiman Recycling Corporation can provide your company, whether it is on-site demolition, removal of recyclable materials, or a competitive price quote for material, contact Mike Kirwin.

Email: MKirwin@staimanrecycling.com

Cell: 570-419-5660

Rick Piger, CFO & Non-Ferrous Sales

Rick joined the Staiman Recycling family in 2008. Rick has decades of financial and trading experience that has taken Staiman Recycling Corporation to a new level! He is involved with all aspects of the sale and purchase of non-ferrous materials.

If you’re looking to buy or sell non-ferrous materials, Rick Piger will take great care of you and your business!

Email: RPiger@staimanrecycling.com

Cell: (570) 419-5660


Recycling Pioneers

In 1898, Kalman and Jacob Staiman, immigrant brothers, settled in Elmira, NY. Two years later they relocated to Williamsport, PA. Recognizing the need for recycling in their new home they founded Staiman Brothers, Inc. In the beginning the company specialized in the processing of ferrous materials, non-ferrous materials and wastepaper. The current company Owner is the great-grandson of Kalman and 114 years later, this prominent recycling company is still privately held and continues to evolve. The company’s current headquarters were built after a fire in 1955 destroyed the original Center Street offices.

As the need for recycling has grown, so have the Staiman businesses. In 1996, Staiman Recycling Corporation was formed and in 2013 Staiman Recycling, NY was added. Today, Staiman Recycling Corporation serves the needs of the ferrous and non-ferrous recycling and process industry; Staiman Recycling Corporation continues to serve the paper and, most recently, the Staiman Recycling NY Inc. services recyclers in New York State.

Over the past century, Staiman has consistently supplied customers with quality material by processing thousands of tons of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and wastepaper each year. As in the early years, Staiman relies on a dedicated workforce to meet company goals and standards. However, modern technology is required to keep up with the demands of today’s fast-paced world. Staiman utilizes various types of equipment to make quick work of what used to be a time-consuming and manual labor-intensive process. Our privately owned commercial fleet of trucks assures that pick-ups and deliveries are made in a timely manner to ensure the flow of product. From there cranes, front-end loaders, forklifts, Bobcats/skid steers easily move materials throughout the yard to processing stations. Metal and paper materials are baled and loaded into containers quickly and efficiently. Most impressive are the shears. With two hydraulic guillotine shears, 500 ton and 1,000 ton stationed in the yard, and a 1,300 ton mobile Genesis shear, steel is processed quickly for shipments to our consumers throughout the eastern United States, Canada, and overseas.

The expansion has also come in the form of finding additional locations to obtain and process materials. The Newberry Rail Division is located just a few miles from the Williamsport facility and material is easily processed and transported daily from both facilities. To serve the needs of the southeastern part of the state and surrounding areas better, the Hanover Division was created and is a full-service yard open six days a week.

The Best Is Yet To Come

Obviously, this is just a brief outline of our company history and current operations. We plan on maintaining our position as the premier recycler in central Pennsylvania for many years to come. There is much Staiman history yet to be written and many changes to be made as the industry continues to expand and change. If you would like to learn more about Staiman Recycling Corporation, please feel free to contact us. We welcome the opportunity to hear from you and share with you the benefits of being a member of the Staiman team.

Trusted Partners

With help from our trusted partners, our commitment to the future is ironclad. Through continuous investment we will further reinforce our commitment to our customers, employees, and communities in which we operate.