About Oshkosh Paper Salvage

Our Team

Peter Gelhar

email: peter@oshkoshpapersalvage.com
phone: 920-235-2000 ext. 101

Jack Spoor

Patrick Gelhar

Vice President
email: patrick@oshkoshpapersalvage.com
phone: 920-235-2000 ext. 102

Our story

We’re two brothers that were practically born into the recycling industry.

From a young age, we were both exposed to hard work and the opportunity it bore.

We knew from a young age that we could be successful in this industry. We knew it, and we wanted it.

In early 2012 we were presented with an opportunity to continue on the family tradition. With an uncle ready to retire in the hopes of his business moving forward well into the future, we were both humbled and proud to be the torchbearers. 

The recycling industry is constantly evolving. Coupled with the inherent ebbs and flows of the markets, it’s certainly challenging.

With over 80 years of industry experience, we feel that we have a unique
perspective when working with customers.

We are not the biggest fish in the pond, not by a longshot. Perhaps we’re one of the smallest. 

Our commitment to our customers along with our understanding of the industry and our personalized service has afforded us unprecedented staying power within our industry.

No matter the size of your business, big or small, we’d appreciate the opportunity to help you achieve your sustainability goals.

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Our Mission

We will never lose sight of what’s best for you. As Oshkosh Paper Salvage grows and
expands, we will never forget how we started: with a few, enthusiastic individuals who believed
in the value of hard work and customer interaction. When you choose to work with us, we view
it as a partnership. We’ve found that in our industry it’s best not to use a “cookie cutter”
approach. Sure, when dealing with common commodities, the “cookie cutter” approach can
work, but we like to be creative in order to find solutions for the more challenging items in your
waste stream. We will work with you and provide ongoing consultation throughout our
Sustainability, contrary to what many people think, has different meanings to different companies. It
has to make financial sense. When you partner with Oshkosh Paper Salvage, we’ll do our best to
help you realize your sustainability goals. Contact us anytime. We will gladly be your partner on your
road to sustainability.


1860 Harrison Street, Oshkosh WI 54901

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