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Welcome, my name is Bobby Newell, and I started recycling about 60 years ago. My dad, Glenn Newell, had worked for his brother Alton S. Newell in San Antonio, TX at Newell Salvage. They had several falling out's in their long history of working together, but they never lasted long. Back to my story, in the summer of 1957 my dad bought a new Chevrolet pickup, and went from business to business buying junk radiators and batteries to recycle. I went with him and when he stopped at a service station or auto repair shop, I would always talk the manager into giving me old tire inner tubes. I would separate the tubes into two groups, natural rubber (red) and synthetic (black). I would sell them to my uncle for 5 cents / pound for the natural and 1 cent / pound for synthetic.


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