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Texas Port Recycling Overview

Kansas City, MO
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
Metals Brokers
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Texas Port Recycling is a wholly owned venture of Cincinnati-based, The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), one of USA’s largest scrap metal companies.

Our parent Company’s rich history began in 1885. We possess a wealth of experience and an ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Congratulations to the Conroe team who received the President's Safety Award, presented by SVP of Finance, Kelly Poellein. Thank you for choosing to be safe every day!

  • Houston Port celebrated 4th of July by BBQ’n. Every customer and employee received an American flag.

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Texas Port Recycling – Why Work With Us?

At Texas Port Recycling, we strive to be good neighbors, good stewards of the environment and a great place to do business. Our employees, customers, communities and environment deserve nothing less than our very best every day. We take pride in our company commitment to the:

  • Culture of safety. A goal of zero accidents. Ever.
  • Culture of environmental awareness. Because scrap yards help save the Earth.
  • Culture of integrity. We follow strict standards for what materials we will accept.
  • Culture of giving back. Supporting the communities in which we work and live.

Neighborhood Outreach

We strive to be a good neighbor in the communities in which we do business. For example, all our facilities support local community fire departments, providing space and vehicles for firefighters training with “Jaws of Life”.

We work with fire and police departments, and have developed strong community partnerships with programs like:

  • National Night Out
Safer for the planet. And your neighborhood.

Of all the relationships we’ve built since 2006, we are most proud of our work with local law enforcement.  All across the nation, our employees are teaming up with local police officers and elected officials to tackle the important issue of combating metal theft. For starters, we digitally record every single transaction in our facilities. Police use this information to identify suspects and help keep crime out of our communities. 

Working with communities…and the people who protect them.

We are deeply rooted in the communities where we do business and are respected for our integrity. Community residents and leaders know we have strict standards for what materials we’ll accept at our facilities. For example, we have the most comprehensive radiation detection system in the industry and have received awards for our performance in this field. 

We make it easy for customers to sell ferrous or nonferrous scrap and get paid quickly and reliably. We also help communities maximize their tax base, while minimizing their local environmental footprint.
Serving those who serve and protect.

We Value You

At Texas Port Recycling, we recognize the pressures and challenges employees face when trying to balance work and home life.  We also understand that our employees are better able to meet the demands of their jobs when their own personal needs are being met. Because we value the time employees commit to our team, we offer competitive compensation including bonus opportunities and an excellent benefits package:
  • Company sponsored 401(k) plan with company match and additional company retirement contributions
  • Medical and Dental coverage for employees and their dependents, including preventive care
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Coverage
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Employee Monthly Stock Investment Plan with company match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program

Join Our Team of Proud and Passionate Team Players

Working here creates a sense of loyalty. Maybe it’s because we know we’re making a real difference in the world…in our communities…for our customers…and for the environment. We’re passionate about our business and about building relationships that stand the test of time. We’re hands-on self-starters who thrive on opportunities, challenges and have a strong work ethic. And of course, we’re competitive. Yet first and foremost, we’re team players.

TPR offers many challenging opportunities for both men and women seeking a career in recycling, construction, manufacturing or operating heavy equipment.

Why Should YOU Choose Texas Port Recycling?

When we – the nearly 100 teammates of TPR – look at scrap, we don’t see heaps of rusty, old metal. We see potential. Potential for shiny new cars and appliances. Potential for affordable feedstock for production. And of course, for conserving energy and creating a cleaner environment. Then we go to work, harnessing all that potential with the best technology in the business.

Environmental Commitment

Sure, there are tons of environmental benefits to recycling scrap metal. Over 70 million tons to be exact – the amount of scrap recycled in the USA every year. We think the true measure of our own environmental commitment is how we go about recycling this precious metal in the first place. How we’re continually improving our electrical and mechanical efficiencies and developing better separation processes to extract every ounce of metal in the recycling process. And how we are reducing the volume of materials sent to landfills. Our goal is zero waste.


A Commitment to Safety

With our overriding goal of zero accidents, we have comprehensive safety procedures in place at all our facilities. This includes ongoing training to ensure the safety of all employees, customers, suppliers and visitors.
Texas Port Recycling works to create an environment to help eliminate industrial and environmental hazards for our employees and our customers. Our safety program is successful thanks to company-wide staff commitment and to its strong, continuing safety culture.
By taking a proactive rather than a reactive approach, we reduce accidents, and strive to prevent them all together. In fact, most of our facilities have gone multiple years with no injuries.

Taking Pride in Our Communities

At Texas Port Recycling, we’ve built a reputation for integrity, reliability and honesty with our suppliers. And, as a good corporate citizen, we take seriously our responsibilities to preserve and protect the environment, provide a safe workplace and give back to the communities in which we do business.

We are a role model in the scrap metal industry, recognized as a leader in safety and environmental stewardship. As such, we provide community awareness and student education, utilize state of the art technologies, provide a safe environment for employees and customers, and strive to be as “green” as possible.

Texas Port Recycling Reviews

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    I worked at Texas Port Recycling full-time


    Very good working relationships with all levels of the organization. Very involved in the strategy and process of the business - had a voice.


    Work/Life balance could get skewed at times - always worked 6 days per week, and often worked 7 days. More administrative work added every year...took focus away from the safety program management and the actual nuts & bolts of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Entire management that was there is, I hope the new folks listen to the people doing the work.

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Texas Port Recycling photo of: Safety training at Houston Port
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Texas Port Recycling photo of: Check out TPR Victoria’s Annual Fire Extinguisher Training
Texas Port Recycling photo of: Great day in Houston touring and learning about new technology!
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Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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