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About Detroit Disposal and Recycling

Our Family-Owned Disposal Company Thrives and Serves Businesses in the Heart of Detroit

Formed in 2015, Detroit Disposal & Recycling, LLC (DDR) is a City of Detroit Headquartered Company, operating out of our renovated historic fire station complex on 10 acres of industrial property on E. Milwaukee St. near Russell in the “Milwaukee-Junction” district of Detroit. We provide special “neighborhood” pricing for all businesses currently operating in the City of Detroit.

DDR currently operates a fleet of brand new trucks and containers, providing same day and next day service to all of our customers.  The owners and upper management have a combined 100+ years experience in the metro Detroit solid waste hauling and recycling market.  While we operate to provide the best customer service in Michigan, we do so with a strong focus on safety.  At DDR, safety comes first in everything we do.

Meet Our Team

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John G. Francis

As President of Detroit Disposal & Recycling (DDR), John oversees all business operations with an enhanced focus on company infrastructure and operations. John brings over 30 years of industry experience alongside astute business acumen and an unrivaled sense of competitiveness. Starting the company in 2015 in a fully renovated historic former DFD Fire Station just north of Downtown Detroit, DDR has since grown to a fleet of over 20 trucks and 50 employees. While not building and running Detroit Disposal, John enjoys boating on the Great Lakes with his wife Kim, as well as hiking in Northern Michigan and Colorado, downhill skiing, cooking and reading.

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Kyle J. Cappelletty
Vice President

As Vice President of Detroit Disposal & Recycling (DDR), Kyle oversees DDR’s sales team and marketing operations. His responsibilities also include assisting with field operations, container inventory, account retention, and collections.     

Kyle started as an Account Executive in September of 2018. He was promoted to Sales Manager in January of 2019 and then Vice President in October of 2020. Kyle brings 10+ years of sales experience, 5+ years of industry experience and a solution centered strategy to every challenge. A team first player his whole career, Kyle continues to drive a collaborative work environment with a focus on customer satisfaction. When Kyle is not working, he enjoys golf, fishing, reading, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.  

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Forrest W Harwood
Major Account Executive

As a Major Account Executive for Detroit Disposal & Recycling (DDR), Forrest (Skip) Harwood is responsible for driving new business growth, managing customer accounts, and ensuring well executed customer relations.    

Skip started as an Account Executive in September of 2019 and was quickly promoted to Major Account Executive in January of 2020. He continues to bring a unique skill set derived from his 5+ years of industry experience along with his impressive tenure of 15+ years in the construction materials industry. Known as an expert in the market, Skip is a great asset to DDR and the customers that he serves. 

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Matt Reno
Account Executive

Matt Reno, a Sales Executive for Detroit Disposal & Recycling, LLC, joined the Company in January of 2017, shortly after it was formed.

Through his hard work and dedication to customer service, he has helped Detroit Disposal grow annually to become one of the biggest and most respected Detroit-owned and operated waste haulers. 

As a lifelong Detroiter and 15+ years of experience in the industry, he has helped form long term relationships between Detroit Disposal and customers of all sizes. This "old school" approach reflects the core values of Detroit Disposal, specifically when it comes to always putting the customer first. Matt enjoys coaching High School and Summer League Baseball, which he has done for the last 35 years. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, 4 children, and 4 step children.