Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap Metal to Local High School Robotics Teams

Friday, December 14, 2018
Half Hollow Hills Scrap Metal Day

CAPTION: Jonathan Abrams (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, is joined by members of the Half Hollow Hills High School robotics team during Gershow’s Scrap Metal Day, which was held at its Medford facility on December 8. Pictured (left to right): Nathan Wolf-Sonkin, Member; and Mike Patrick and Yury Wolf-Sonkin, Coaches, Half Hollow Hills High School robotics team.

For the tenth year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams participating in School-Business Partnerships of Long Island’s (SBPLI) upcoming FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Long Island Regional to receive free aluminum scrap. Half Hollow Hills High School was one of seven high school robotics teams that took advantage of the program and visited Gershow on December 8.

Members of the Half Hollow Hills High School robotics team will use the aluminum scrap and their kit of parts to help them build a 120-pound robot. They will have six weeks to construct the robot and prepare for the upcoming competition. The Half Hollow Hills High School robotics team thanked Gershow for its support.

Other schools Gershow donated scrap metal to are as follows:

  • Bridgehampton High School
  • Plainview-Old Bethpage High School
  • Rocky Point High School
  • Sachem High School
  • Westhampton Beach High School
  • The Wheatley School

Gershow has nine locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead. For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit


Started in 1964 by Sam Gershowitz, Gershow Recycling began as a two-man operation with a tractor and trailer, a boom truck and the first portable car flattener. Now with the second generation carrying on the legacy, Gershow generates over 750 jobs, contributing millions of dollars to the local economy, while helping to preserve Long Island’s environment. Gershow Recycling takes aluminum, brass, copper, steel, cast iron, appliances, cars and vehicles. In keeping with its philosophy of “Conserving the Future by Recycling the Past,” Gershow Recycling purchases scrap metal that would have otherwise wound up in local landfills, and turns them into high-quality scrap products for recycling. The company produces both ferrous and non-ferrous products.