A Family Legacy

Promoting Sustainability. One Generation at a Time.
As each generation takes its turn to hold the reins, our commitment
to sustainability is renewed and magnified.

Building A Legacy

From humble beginnings to becoming a go-to recycling hub in Minneapolis, Dunham is a testament to an unyielding commitment to family, the enduring power of sustainability, and resilience. Our journey began when Dennis “Denny” Dunham envisioned a generational family business that could make a significant impact on the family, environment, and community. This dream has not only lived on but thrived through his sons, Andy and Bob.

As you walk through our journey, you’ll witness how the family has grown and evolved over the years, adapting to the needs of our ever-changing world. Our archive of vintage photographs tells a story of tenacity, family spirit, and a continuous drive to better our environment.

A Pillar of Strength

Our values are more than just words; they are the principles that guide us in our
daily operations, and they reflect in our interactions with customers, the
environment, and our team members who we consider part of the Dunham family.

Friendly Family Responsibility

At Dunham, we operate with a ‘farmer mentality’ – a dedication to hard work, responsibility, and taking care of our own. Our team is our family, and we stand by each other through thick and thin. We celebrate our team’s loyalty, be it Pauly, who has been with us since 1999, or Travis, whose truck driving education was sponsored by Andy.

Commitment to Sustainability

For us, recycling isn’t just a business—it’s a mission. We’re committed to creating a sustainable future, continually innovating and finding better ways to recycle and reduce waste.

Prompt & Dependable Service

We know that timely and reliable service is crucial in our industry. That’s why we work relentlessly to ensure our services are always delivered on time, every time.

Unmatched Customer Service

Every customer is important to us. We strive to provide personalized and prompt services, ensuring our clients always have a smooth and satisfying experience.

Trustworthy & Reputable

With years of dedicated service, we have earned a reputation for being a trustworthy and dependable recycling service provider in Minneapolis.

The Dunham Brothers’ Story

The lineage of Dunham Inc. traces back to 1984 when Dennis ‘Denny’ Dunham launched Dunham Brothers Wood Shavings. His sons Andy, Bob, Pat, Mike, David, Phil and Tom all grew up helping build their father’s wood shavings business.

In 1997, Dennis’ son Andy Dunham started his own company, A&D Recycling and Recovery. Andy saw an opportunity to expand his family’s commitment to sustainability through recycling. Under his leadership, A&D became a respected recycling and recovery operation.

Recognizing the synergies between their two companies, Andy then joined forces with his brothers in recent years to establish Dunham Inc. By combining the wood shavings experience of Bob and his other brothers with Andy’s recycling expertise, the Dunhams greatly expanded their services.

Today, the Dunham family continues to build on their shared passion for sustainability. Andy leads the recycling and metals recovery operations. Bob oversees the wood shavings division and general business activities. And the hands-on work of Pat, David, Phil and Tom keeps daily operations running smoothly.

The journey of Dunham is more than just a business story – it’s a testament to our commitment to our community and the environment. Our recycling operations have significantly reduced waste, conserved resources, and promoted the use of recycled materials. But our impact goes beyond just waste management.

We strive to be a pillar of the community, helping to educate our neighbors about the importance and benefits of recycling. We host tours for schools, local girl scouts and boy scouts clubs, fostering a sense of environmental responsibility in the younger generation.

The Future of Dunham

We are not just working for today, but building for tomorrow. Our vision for the future is driven by the same principles that have guided us since our inception – a commitment to family, exceptional service, sustainability, and community.

As a family-owned business, we look forward to continuing the legacy with the next generation. The children of the Dunham family – Lorelei, Isabele, Max, Sam, Will and Henry – are growing up with the same passion for sustainability that ignited the formation of Dunham Inc. Their fresh perspectives and innovative ideas promise an exciting future for our company, our community, and our environment.