Triangular Processing (TPI)
Fulton County Recycling and Triangular Processing
Triangular Processing (TPI) is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to empower individuals with disabilities through person centered planning, choice and opportunity. With this mission, TPI has been a part of a group cooperating to provide recycling services within Fulton County. This is under the direction of the Fulton County Commissioners and in partnership with the Village of Metamora, Lyons Historical Society, the Village of Archbold, Pike Kountry Kids & Pike XL 4-H Club and Pettisville FFA.
This partnership supports six area drop off sites across Fulton County, including locations in Metamora, Lyons, Archbold, Pike Township, Pettisville, and our main location in Wauseon. In addition to our drop off sites, we offer commercial collection services, with 37 area businesses currently participating. Once the materials are collected via the drop off sites and collection services, they are transported to our sorting facility in Wauseon, where clients and staff sort materials and bale them into sellable commodities.
In 2020, 1,088,905 pounds of material was recycled with just over 1,200,000 pounds sorted with an 87.6% diversion rate. Currently, we offer recycling of cardboard, white paper, newspaper, magazines, PET (#1) and HDPE (#2) plastics, aluminum, tin and mixed steel. Our employees take pride in serving the citizens of Fulton County through their recycling efforts.
TPI offers a variety of programs to help provide employment, recreation and community integration opportunities to individuals with disabilities. These programs include: The Studio, a program focusing on art; the Annex a program focusing on socialization; Transportation; Fulton County Special Olympics and vocational programming and employment opportunities including production and the recycling program. All of our programs strive to provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to fully participate with and contribute to their community.
TPI is grateful for all of the local support we receive!