Charlie Mancuso began Brazos Valley Recycling (BVR) and The Big Dumpster about eight years ago. Charlie grew up in Bryan and worked in the rental business for his father, Cullen Mancuso. Charlie’s dad taught him the importance of delivering a good service for a fair price and always valuing your customers and employees. Charlie followed in his father’s footsteps and opened several rental businesses such as We Rent It and BCS Stop & Go Potties. Charlie began wanting to rent dumpsters for construction companies, and this eventually evolved into The Big Dumpster. Charlie sold We Rent It in 2009 and began focusing on The Big Dumpster. Through examining the content of the dumpsters, he realized that the majority of the materials such as concrete, wood, metal, brick/block, cardboard, plastic, and many others were recyclables. Instead of paying to dispose of these materials in the landfill, he started developing options to somehow reuse or recycle the materials. Eventually, these ideas led to the formation of Brazos Valley Recycling, a state certified recycling and composting facility. There are two key components to the business: The Big Dumpster, which supplies the actual containers, dumpsters, totes, and recycling bins, and Brazos Valley Recycling, the recycling facility itself.
BVR’s goal is to provide waste diversion services that benefit our customers and positively impact our environment. BVR works with state regulatory agencies to make certain compliance of all environmental protection guidelines are followed. We are continually striving to initiate innovative sustainability as an alternative to conventional disposal. Currently, BVR provides a wide array of waste removal, recycling, disposal, and transportation services. BVR provides services to commercial, industrial, construction, and residential customers. BVR currently recycles the following items: cardboard, paperboard, paper, plastic, aluminum, metal, glass, wood, concrete, brick, block, food waste, liquid waste, yard waste, and manure. Our containers vary from small office recycling bins, rear load containers, roll off containers, and compactors. We also have a recycling drop off location which is open to the public and is located on west campus at Texas A&M University.
Outside haulers also dispose of materials at BVR’s state of the art recycling facility. Our prime location, low tipping fees, quick service, and environmentally friendly approach to disposal has brought customers such as Texas A&M University, Budweiser, and Pepsi Company, and hundreds of other customers to our facility for their disposal and recycling needs.
We recycled over 62,000 tons last year!
We are one of the largest state certified recycling and composting facilities in the state.
We recycled over 2,101 tons of paper last year this conserved the following resources:
607,478 Gallons of Water
126,120 Pounds of Air Pollution
2,144,040 KW Hours of Electricity
6,306 Cu Yards of Landfill Space
Since BVR began working with TAMU, their landfill diversion rate went from under 10% to over 50%! We helped TAMU recycle over 194 tons in just one month!
We spend approximately $300,000.00 within our local community/economy each month.
BVR has approximately 40 employees.
The Mancuso family has been providing services to the Brazos Valley for over forty five years since 1967.