Students launch recycling company, target automotive industry with free service
Two University of Rhode Island undergraduate students have launched a recycling company that is saving local automotive companies hundreds of dollars in recycling costs each month.
The students, Dylan Gregory of South Kingstown and Cory Harrigan of Narragansett, call their company Scrap Specialists Recycling, which has an office at 386 South Pier Rd., Narragansett. They invested their own money to purchase 12 dumpsters of various sizes and contracted with several vendors that pay the students in return for the recyclables they collect.
“We both had a pre-existing passion for environmental issues, and when we took a class on energy economics, we saw that there was a lot of opportunity for energy savings through recycling...”