In 1961 David T. Jones goes to work for his uncle’s recycling company Schulken Brothers.
In 1984, at the age of 41, David T. Jones opens his first company City Fibers Brokerage from the bedroom of his home.
In May 1985, David Jones secures the lease for a property located in the Los Angeles warehouse district to use as a collection and processing facility for post industrial recyclables. This would later become City Fibers headquarters.
In 1986, City Fibers opens a second facility two blocks away, to be used for a groundbreaking single-stream recycling system.
In 1987, City of Los Angeles rolls out a dual stream recycling pilot program in alliance with City Fibers, as its recycling service provider.
In 1995 City Fibers acquires the 24th Street facility, its fourth plant in Los Angeles, to be used for storage and distribution of a wide array of plastic and paper grades.
In 1996, the City of Los Angeles transitions from dual stream recycling, to single stream recycling, increasing material recovery for the City of Los Angeles by 60%.
In 1996 City of Los Angeles awards City Fibers “blue bin” single stream recycling contracts for two regions, South Central and North Central Los Angeles, creating a combined total of 280 tons daily of recovered paper, plastic, glass and metals.
In 1997, Kyoto Protocol is ratified in Japan by 37 industrialized countries, paving the way for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which sets the tone for a new “Green Era.”
In the spring of 1997, City Fibers secures a contract with the City of Los Angeles for single-stream recyclables, and shortly after, opens the North Hills “Valley” facility.
Spring of 1997, City Fibers acquires North Hills facility to be used as a material recovery facility for the collection and processing of Los Angeles West Valley single stream recyclables, totaling over 300 daily tons of paper, plastic, glass and metals.
In April 1998, City Fibers invests in and designs a new multi-million dollar single-stream recycling process for its West Valley facility. This cutting edge system is the first of its kind in the United States.
In 2000 City Fibers launches a secured document destruction division after creating a partnership with a shredding company.
In June 2002, City Fibers improves on the original single-stream design and builds a second system in Los Angeles for the north and south central regions.
May 2007, City Fibers acquires Los Angeles based recycling company Summit Pulp and Paper from Japanese trading firm Sumitomo, expanding its client base and sales by 30%, solidifying City Fibers’ strategic position as the largest independently owned recycling company in Los Angeles.