HISTORY of Bee Green

Commercial Recycling Company
Former Commercial Waste & Recycling site

Bee Green Recycling & Supply is a family owned and operated company founded around the idea of “helping you succeed.” 

Our founders, Joshua & Deborah Fookes, started the company as Commercial Waste & Recycling, LLC in 2009 with the goal of helping our customers succeed in recycling their green waste and construction and demolition debris.  This once small operation has become the largest C&D processing facility permitted in the City of Oakland. With our growth we founded Asphalt Shingle Recyclers, LLC in 2012 to specifically process inert debris and asphalt shingles.  Later in 2012 we started our landscape supply business under the dba Oakland Firewood & Landscape Supply.

Commercial Recycling Service
Former Oakland Firewood & Landscape Supply site

This part of our business serves to help our customers succeed in their landscaping projects.  We were the first landscape supply company in Oakland to offer online ordering and delivery.  In early 2016 we expanded our capacity by establishing Green Waste Recycling on our newly acquired property on Julie Ann Way.  We also opened a showroom and expanded product offerings at our landscape supply yard.

After finalizing the purchase of our business properties, the founders decided to merge the different operating companies and their respective operating names (dba’s) into a single unifying company identity.  Thus, in January, 2017, we began “doing business as” (dba) the name Bee Green Recycling & Supply.  In March of 2018, the name of Commercial Waste & Recycling, LLC was formally changed to Bee Green Recycling & Supply, LLC.

In 2019 we began to offer our debris box services in the City of Oakland, City of Alameda, and in some parts of Alameda County.  We continue to expand this side of our business as demand grows.  In 2020 we were able to remain open during the global coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic as a provider of essential services to the region.  We expanded our product & service offerings by adding arborist supplies, and becoming an authorized Husqvarna sales & service dealer. Husqvarna Authorized Dealer Logo - Oakland Bee Green

In 2021 we upgraded our grinder equipment and began producing colored mulch (black, brown, and red) on site which eliminated the need to ship the wood materials we process offsite to a third-party processor, only to then ship the material back to us as a finished product.  This has resulted in the elimination of hundreds of truck trips on local freeways per year, saving thousands of gallons of fossil fuel consumption which leads to a net reduction of green house gas emissions.

In 2022 we became authorized Generac/DR Power and Toro Dealers.  We added stump grinders, lawn mowers, generators, battery powered equipment to our sales and rental fleets.  We have plans to develop a larger sales and service center on-site for all our small power equipment.

In 2023 we continued to add quality product lines to best serve our customers and became authorized sales and service dealers for Stihl.  We also upgraded our facility on Julie Ann Way to include a dedicated Outdoor Power Equipment service center to facilitate repairs and service to all the lines we carry and even the ones we don’t.  We are now able to service most small engine eqiupment and do warranty repairs on the lines we carry.

In 2024 we upgraded our retail point of sale system to better serve our customers.  This system helps us to be more efficient and gain insights into better inventory management so we always have the product you need to help you get your job done.  We also added yet two more major Outdoor Power Equipment product lines.  We are proud to have become a sales/service dealers for EGO and OSO battery operated equipment.  We also began the planning phase of a major addtion to our retail store, which we expect to complete in early 2025.  While we already added thousands of products to our store in this year through a new relationship with a large wholesale distributor, this new store expansion will bring an even larger store, with thousands of other new product options to HELP YOU SUCCEED. 

Thank you for growing with us!!!  

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