Our Team

  • CMO COMMENTARY: Thieves Caught On Tape? You Bet!

    I recently viewed a video shot by a young mom in Van Nuys California as three nervous looking individuals sorted thru garments taken from a collection bin. When ABC7’s Elex Michaelson saw the shocking footage, he asked me “How is this possible?” View the entire ABC7 story here. ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recyclers have a theft proof shoot and very secure door lock. Many of the ...

    Posted at May 8, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Team | 0 Comment
  • EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: New Business Development Manager

    It's not quite summer yet, but 2015 has already been a very busy year for Team ATRS! As our expansion continues, we are excited to announce that Jonathan Armstrong has been promoted to a newly created role at our corporate office in Houston: New Business Development Manager. Jonathan's new role focuses on nurturing and expanding ATRS property management and retail partnerships nationwide. His passion ...

    Posted at May 8, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Team | 1 Comment
  • OUR TEAM: SoCal Wins Big in 1st Quarter Green Challenge

    This new year is already off to a great start. With plans to open facilities in two new markets and expand our recycling programs throughout existing communities, it will surely be another record-breaker in 2015! To motivate our teams during this high-energy time, COO Gilbert Regalado developed a friendly competition for our community recycling advocates. The 1st Quarter Green Challenge was designed to highlight one employee whose dedication to a greener tomorrow in ...

    Posted at April 3, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Team | 0 Comment
  • OUR TEAM: Houston Rodeo Brings All the Recyclers to the Yard

    At ATRS, our people are our greatest assets. If you’ve attended one of our events, you may have met our friendly Community Recycling Advocates. Or caught a glimpse of our fleet-footed Sponsored Runners at a marathon. Or even taken a silly selfie with our green Recycling Fairy. But the team members you don’t see are behind the scenes, sorting and grading textile donations in our Houston facility. These highly skilled employees help us reuse, ...

    Posted at March 27, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Team | 0 Comment
  • Communities Help Recycle Record-Breaking Pounds in 2014

    Yes, we’ve done it again! 2014 was another year of record-breaking pounds at ATRS for clothing & shoe recycling nationwide. Thanks to you - the communities, businesses and families that support our programs - we collected and diverted 35.5 million pounds of textiles from the landfills in our neighborhoods. This new record exceeds the total pounds recycled during our first five years of business, and beat out last year’s tally by a grand total of 2 ...

    Posted at January 30, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Team | 0 Comment
  • DECK THE HALLS: ATRS Markets Compete for Best Holiday Decor

    With just six days left until Christmas, Team ATRS has spent the past week preparing across the nation for Santa’s arrival. When our market managers weren’t busy supporting local charitable organizations or keeping textiles out of community landfill, they were rallying their teams to deck the office halls in red, white and (of course) green. SoCal vs. Nashville - ...

    Posted at December 19, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Team | 0 Comment
  • EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Lisa Little Wins Houston Community Advocate of the Quarter

    At ATRS, we take pride in the extraordinary accomplishments of our team members. Each quarter, every ATRS market awards our most outstanding Community Advocate with the title CRA of the Quarter. We are happy to announce this designation has been earned by Lisa Little for the third quarter in Houston! Lisa shows off her framed “Super Star Award” at ATRS ...

    Posted at October 24, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Team | 1 Comment
  • Is It Recyclable? ATRS Launches New Employee-Created Campaign

    Just in time for America Recycles Day, ATRS is unrolling a new Facebook campaign called Is It Recyclable? Based on the series debuted by Keep America Beautiful, our employee-created campaign highlights humorous and unexpected items that are acceptable for recycling. ATRS employees and weekly news readers are encouraged to submit suggestions for the campaign based on the most quirky donations they’ve seen.

    Posted at September 26, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Team | 1 Comment
  • EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Promoting our Fun, Friendly Work Environment

    If you follow @ATRSrecycling on Instagram or are subscribed to our YouTube channel, you’ll know that while our main mission is to provide easy, convenient textile recycling solutions in our neighborhoods, we also have a (not-so) secret mission. We are serious about having fun at work! And with a warehouse full of recycled clothing, shoes and other donated household items, our team can’t help but get creative sometimes. This week our talented ...

    Posted at August 29, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Team | 1 Comment
  • EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: ATRS Michigan Team Wins Market of the Year 2014

    A big congratulations to our ATRS Michigan team, winners of the Market of the Year 2014! Manager Paul Koich led the group - including Cat, Pat and Mike - to this honor. Chief Operating Officer Gilbert Regalado surprised them with the plaque at last month's Corporate Conference in Houston. Here are just a few of the winning strategies this group of high achievers has implemented in the Mitten State for a greener tomorrow:

    Posted at August 1, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Team | 2 Comments
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