Balcones Resources celebrated its 25th anniversary in business this month, growing from a small Austin-based paper recycler to a comprehensive environmental services company with facilities in Austin, Dallas and Little Rock. Balcones marked the milestone with a reception featuring a presentation of $25,000 in total donations to five Austin-area environmental organizations: EcoRise, Hill Country Conservancy, Keep Austin Beautiful, Shoal Creek Conservancy and Waller Creek Conservancy.
Balcones Resources was conceived in late 1993 and began operations in 1994. Since that day, Kerry Getter, the Balcones Board of Directors and shareholders have grown Balcones into a nationally-recognized firm and one of the top 50 recyclers in North America. With more than 200 employees across its three locations, Balcones is the chosen recycling partner for municipalities, multi-tenant facilities, corporate campuses, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers.
"We are so fortunate that others saw our vision and trusted us to help improve the recycling industry here in Central Texas, and throughout the South Central region," said Kerry Getter, founder and CEO of Balcones Resources. "Reaching the 25-year milestone is not just a time to reflect, but a time to look forward at what more we can do to leave things better than we find them, and improve our community for generations to come. We're honored to support the work of five incredible organizations that are preserving our natural resources and creating a sustainable future for all."