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Our partnerships are our business.

Recycle Waste Services provides efficient and reliable waste management services throughout Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. We have a long history of transportation, logistics, and material processing expertise.

As a critical component of the circular economy, we prioritize partnerships that help our communities become more efficient and sustainable.

Our Guiding Principles


We foster a culture that prioritizes schedule adherence, punctuality at job sites, meeting deadlines, and engaging with customers.


We encourage and empower our teams to maintain organized workspaces and clear minds.


We promote a task-oriented, customer-focused approach that ensures outstanding product delivery and positive customer interactions.


We strive to provide top-quality recycling services utilizing processes and products that enhance efficiency and minimize waste.

Main Axles (Our Values)


Our top priority is the safety of our employees, customers, and communities. We aim to ensure the safety and well-being of all we serve by treating them like our own family.



Driven to be of service, we are committed to providing timely and professional support to meet all our customers’ needs.



At our core, we are problem-solvers. We apply expertise and determination to implement industry best practices when possible and create new ones when needed.


Making an Impact

Our goal is to protect the environment by helping our customers save energy, time, and resources.

Trash never stops, especially in major cities.

Recycle Waste Services helps keep Detroit, Michigan, running smoothly by hauling nearly 600,000 tons of waste and preventing community trash back-ups.

Glass deposited in landfills takes approximately one million years to decompose.

We help our partners at Recycle Services keep more than 200 million pounds of glass out of landfills and into recycled products.

City municipalities purify water, creating a high-nutrient, calcium-containing byproduct.

Through a partnership with Rocky Ridge Development, we prevent over 150,000 tons of agricultural lime from ending in landfills. Instead, we repurpose nearly 100 percent of it as fertilizer by transporting it to local farm fields.


Recycle Waste Services is a third-generation family-owned company dedicated to creating employment opportunities and providing resources to our communities and strategic partners.

View Timeline


Richard B. Stansley Sr. establishes Sylvester Material Trucking Company.


The Stansley Group business portfolio expands to include sand and gravel mining.


A strategic partnership begins with US Gypsum (now Greymont).


The company enters the ready-mix concrete business.


A strategic cement partnership begins with Holcim.


RWS Trucking company begins.


Strategic partnerships in solid waste established with GDRRA, WM, GFL, Republic Services, Waste Connections, Closed Loop Partners, Valicor Environmental (servicing 13 transfer stations).


Glass cullet recycling facility opens in Toledo, Ohio.


RWS signs multiple hauling agreements in Detroit, Michigan.


RWS operationally expands to Kent County, Michigan.


Current RWS-operated transportation depots, material transfer stations, and logistic centers.

Sylvania, Ohio

Truck Depot
35 heavy-duty semi-trucks | 50 employees

  • Company headquarters
  • Maintenance garage
  • Administrative and dispatch offices
  • Glass Recycling operation

Detroit, Michigan

Truck Depot
20 heavy-duty semi-trucks | 30 employees

  • Temporary facility until establishing permanent residency
  • We operate 20 of our trucks daily and broker 20 more
  • It will eventually house approximately mechanics and support staff

Battle Creek, Michigan

Transfer Station
Four heavy-duty semi-trucks

  • Satellite location supported by Detroit facility

Zeeland, Michigan

Truck Depot
Six heavy-duty semi-trucks | 10 employees

  • Recently awarded a three-year contract by Kent County DPW

Leadership Team

Ryan Stansley, MBA
Chief Executive Officer

Scott Stansley, Jr.
Chief Operations Officer

Jeffrey Stansley
Board Member
Operations and Logistics

Richard Stansley, Jr.
Board Member
Strategy and Business Development