BY ABRAHAM TINKLEPAUGH
If you live in the Ogden or Clearfield, Utah area and you’re seeking excellent and reliable facilities to recycle basically anything metal, we know where you can go to rid yourself of that clutter from your home or business. You’ll also get paid nicely for relieving yourself of your unused metals at either the Clearfield or Ogden Recycling locations.
We sat down with the owner of these companies, Justin Klug, for a closer look at what his recycling businesses do for our community. In addition to the Clearfield Recycling and Ogden Recycling sites, Klug also owns and operates two others, one in Midvale (Midvale Recycling) and the other in Vernal, Utah (Basin Recycling).
Justin is originally from Indiana, and he’s lived in Utah since 2008, when he started Clearfield Recycling.
Justin has over 30 years of experience in the recycling industry, which spans the globe. He has lived and traveled the world, buying and selling scrap metal with his international metals brokerage, Marin Industries.
When he’s not busy working to improve the environment with his recycling businesses, he’s an avid sports enthusiast. You’ll likely find him climbing or biking in the mountains, or competitive ski jumping, which is one of his favorite things to do. In fact, when we caught up with Justin, he was driving through Vernal on his way to compete in a ski-jumping competition in Steamboat Springs, CO.
“We buy all metals, including, but not limited to, household items and industrial materials from the public, demolition contractors, steel processors, or from anyone that has or deals in metals. Things like soda cans, faucets, demolished buildings, cars, and copper wire.”
Klug began his career of improving the world through recycling after graduating from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 1989. When asked about the mission of his recycling businesses, Klug responded with pride that his recycling companies strive to create a positive impact by working to create recycling solutions to reduce our community’s waste.
His passion for the business stems from having been part of the reduction of thousands of tons of material that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. “It’s good for the world and society,” said Klug.
Klug also conveyed that his key to owning and operating a successful Utah business has been being super-attentive to his customer’s needs. According to Klug, isn’t as common as you might think in business today.
More importantly, Klug also said that when times are tough within the recycling industry, his go-to method for success is caring for his more than 50 highly trained employees with the same attentiveness his customers receive.