Our Vision: Customers always come first – that’s our philosophy. We work with our customers toward the same goals: increased revenues, great service, and integrity. Unlike many recycling companies, we strive to make money by increasing your revenues!
Experience has proven that our success is consistently the result of our excellent service, so as our customer, your interests always come first.
Our History: Founded in 1914 as a rag and scrap paper sorting operation in St. Louis, we expanded into the national brokerage business in the 1940′s. By the 1950′s, Federal was helping some of the nation’s largest printers market their recyclables. During those years, we were known as a company where honesty and integrity always came first.
During the 1960′s, Federal became a leader in the foam trading, recycling, and manufacturing businesses. Over the next 20 years, we built companies in England, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Puerto Rico, Nigeria, Uganda, Italy, Canada, and the United States. Today our foam division still owns plants throughout the U.S. and Europe and remains the leading marketing company of scrap foam for recycling.
By 1980, Federal’s Recycling division grew to become the premier waste paper marketing company for printers, box shops, grocery distribution, and convertors. We also acquired recycling plants and helped others build plants by providing equipment and material marketing.
We have over 95 years of exceptional service, great prices, and intgrity in everything we do. Call us today to learn more!
Federal Today: We employ over 350 people worldwide, and last year our revenues exceeded $135 million. Our Foam Division operates facilities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Holland, Belgium, and Italy – each one manufacturing foam parts and products. Additionally, they market scrap foam throughout the world as a raw material in carpet underlay.
Our Recycling Division, based in St. Louis, MO, has sales offices in Minnesota and Texas and recycling plants in Missouri and Texas. We service customers throughout all of North America – from Vancouver and Maine to Miami and Los Angeles. Our partnerships with local recycling plants allow us to service all of your recyclables throughout the U.S. and Canada.
We have the highest credit rating offered to a company of our size by Dun & Bradstreet.
Federal International provides customized recycling programs to meet any company’s needs. Our daily goal is to divert more than 90 percent of our customers’ waste away from landfills and always look to recycle the remainder.
We firmly believe in the Four Rs:
Did you know?
One ton of recycled paper can save:
Keeping reusable resources out of landfills goes a long way toward reducing pollution and contributing to a greener world.
Did you know?
In 2010, Americans sent more than 300 million tons of “garbage” to the nation’s landfills. That’s enough to cover the great state ofTexas – twice. Of that amount … 75 percent was recyclable.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
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