John Sobota entered the family waste business, on a part-time basis, as a teenager in 1977. This is when his industry experience and hands-on education began. After taking time away to obtain a bachelor’s Degree of Science in business Administration, at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he returned to the business full time.
With John on board, the wide variety of services already offered by American Waste was greatly increased. Starting out as an Waste & Recycling equipment sales and service company, the new expansion included a full service Commercial and Residential Solid Waste & Recycling company. John’s specialty and attention was centered on administration and system design, specifically the equipment used in the compaction and baling processes. Installation, Relocation, Rebuilding and on-site Repairs. John worked with manufacturers and developed specialized equipment designs for the handling and transportation of medical (Red Bag) waste, (which the company was also licensed to haul, by the NYS DEC). He custom designed and had built solid waste & recycling equipment to be used in facilities where their customers had previously been told that the use of such equipment was be impossible, due to space restrictions and logistics.
John’s experience also includes the operation of an 80,000 sq. ft. paper recycling facility where materials were collected, purchased, processed and then sold to companies all over the world. Shipped via truck, rail and freighter. The operation of an equipment rebuilding operation and a Commercial recyclable collections operation.
John custom designed and installed waste & recycling systems for many major retails, wholesalers and manufactures. Serving many of them as a direct vendor. A few of these companies appear below:
Office Depot Home Depot Walgreens CVS Drug Sores Lowes Stores
Office Max Target Stores Ross Stores Publix Supermarkets Waste Management