Cocolamus Creek Disposal Service began with the Recycling Center which was started by Dutch and Doug Elsasser in 1993.
In looking for a way to grow the business, the logical step was made from recycling to waste removal in 1995 when Cocolamus Creek Disposal bid for the Mifflintown and Mifflin Borough Refuse contracts. Although we had no equipment at the time, we were awarded the bids for both boroughs. Our first piece of hauling equipment was a 1978 Mack Refuse truck with no heater. Every Wednesday morning Donald, Doug and their one employee, Linda Graybill, got up at 3:00 A.M. to take care of the Borough’s garbage.
From there, Cocolamus Creek Disposal advertised and walked door to door with flyers to grow the business. Serving Juniata and Perry Counties, the business began to grow, not only with residential customers but with commercial customers as well.
We expanded our recycling services by opening a self service drop off center in Mifflintown in 2008 and by providing the first pick up recycling service in Juniata County in 2009.
Over a decade later, we are still family owned and operated. We now service 5 counties (Juniata, Perry, Mifflin, Snyder, and Union) with both residential and commercial accounts and have the only on site Recycling Center in Juniata County.
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