Chancey Becnel & Shane Becnel

Co-Owners, Global Recycling LLC

When you throw something away, there really is no “away.”

That is the reality that 25-year-old twins Chancey and Shane Becnel embraced when they created Global Recycling, LLC in July 2012.

The company provides residential and commercial curbside recycling services, school recycling programs and special event recycling.

Graduates of Destrehan High School, the Becnels are proud of the fact that their company was created without the use of debt or loans.

To raise the necessary funds, Shane took a job as a merchant mariner on the USNS Dahl. In exchange for working six months in Saipan, the job provided the brothers with quick liquid capital that was used to buy trucks and containers and create marketing materials.

When the company reached about 150 customers, Shane took a second six-month tour to earn more money.

In the coming year, Global Recycling plans to expand their services to the entire Metropolitan area and open a recycling facility.

The Becnels say they also look forward to continuing to give back to their community in everything from Christmas toy drives to their annual summer fishing camps for children.

“We never thought that by opening our business, we would be able to change so many lives,” they say.

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