The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's sixth quarterly luncheon event will be hosted by All Points Recycling. The luncheon is scheduled to be held at the Barry County Museum at noon on Tuesday, March 25.
"We will be talking about recycling and how the nation as a whole is going green," said Leslie Longley, who co-owns and operates All Points Recycling with her mother, Brenda Fletcher, of Cassville. "We will explain how we fit into and play a part into 'going green.'"
All Points Recycling, which is a recycling brokerage and consulting business, opened its office at 1603 Main St., in Cassville in May of 2006.
The business provides plastic recycling services for Tyson's and other large businesses across the country. In addition to plastic, All Points recycles styrofoam trays, feed sacks, meat trays and several different grades of shrink wrap used in various processing plants.
Recyclable materials collected by All Points Recycling are baled and shipped to recycling centers that use the materials in the production of shingles, decking materials and other products.
"We provide services for companies across the country," said Longley. "Locally, we provide some services for George's and Tyson's Foods.
"We have two bailers in one Tyson's facility in Springdale, Ark., and one bailer in another plant in Springdale, Ark.," said Longley. "We recycle both plastics and cardboard for those facilities."
The local recycling business also offers on-site consultations that give businesses information on setting up company-wide recycling programs that can lower waste hauling costs.
Over the last two years, All Points Recycling has doubled its company size. The business started with two employees and now employs four individuals, said Longley.
Longley and Fletcher credit the business's rapid growth to the commitment to travel frequently and continuously learn about new recycling equipment, processes and trends. Recently, the pair attended the National Plastic Recycling Conference in Florida.
All Points Recycling is a member of the Women's Business Enterprise National Organization, the Missouri Recycling Association and the Arkansas Recycling Coalition.
Fletcher, who is in charge of All Points Recycling accounting and logistics duties, has worked in recycling for five years. Longley, who is in charge of the business's purchasing and sales, has worked in recycling services for seven years.
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce "The Chamber: Today and Beyond" program is designed to showcase contributions made to the local community by area businesses and industries.
The quarterly luncheon event will cost $7 per person. To register for the event, call Amy White, chamber executive director, at 847-2814.