• 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.


LEADING. Responsible. Recycling.