HISTORY of Bee Green
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.
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.
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.