Who We Are

As a full-service recycler, Lincoln Recycling operates two recycling centers in Erie and Meadville, PA and offers services for consumers and businesses.

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The Story of Lincoln Recycling

As a full-blown recycling center in Erie and Meadville, we proudly hold our reputation as an industry leader with a number of local “service firsts,” including:

+ First fully computerized operation;
+ First to offer portable baling and logging services;
+ First to offer aluminum can pick-up;
+ First to offer reusable recycling bags;
+ Erie’s first drive-thru recycling center!

Our Mission

Our mission is to  provide customers with exceptional service and value by picking up material within 24 to 48 hours of the call, deliver courteous service and prompt payment, provide our employees with a safe work environment, build long-term relationships with our customers, vendors, employees and the community by conducting business in a professional and ethical manner, and provide a personal account representative with which you can communicate.

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Our History

Headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Recycling was founded by Barney and Howard Lincoln and incorporated in 1969. Our expertise in metal processing and identification dates back over 80 years when Barney Lincoln began servicing small industrial accounts in Erie.

Now in its third generation of the Lincoln family, Lincoln Recycling operates two ferrous and non-ferrous recycling centers located in Northwestern Pennsylvania and we also provide portable baling services and full-scale demolition services.

Barney Lincoln enters the recycling business with one truck and begins servicing small accounts in the Erie area.

Howard Lincoln returns to Erie and partners with Barney to form Lincoln Metal Processing Company.

Lincoln Metal becomes incorporated. The yard is located at 1523 Cascade.

To accommodate ferrous materials and grow the business, the Erie yard is relocated to its present location at 1602 Selinger Ave.

Howard becomes a key partner in the creation of Lincoln Foundry.

Acquisition of Meadville Metal Company in Meadville, PA.

Extensive renovations to add warehousing space at Meadville Metal.

Howard Lincoln and Founder Barney Lincoln

Howard Lincoln and Founder Barney Lincoln

Jeremy Lincoln joins the business and expands the steel yard at Lincoln Metal.

Extensive remodel is performed to Lincoln Metal non-ferrous receiving area & offices.

Andrew Lincoln joins the business. Both yards become equipped with radiation detectors and railroad siding is added to Meadville Metal.

First large-scale demolition project, Riley Power, in Erie, PA.

Lincoln Metal Processing Company grows to Lincoln Recycling, employing more than 70 people.

Purchase an additional 18 acres in Meadville, added 12,000 sq ft in warehousing, and expanded rail access.

Expand Meadville yard and install new 70' truck scale

Lincoln Recycling Meadville, PA

Andrew, Howard, and Jeremy Lincoln

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