Heavy Weight, Inc. is a woman owned and operated commercial recycling company located in Cheshire, Connecticut.

Founded by John R. Hilzinger in 1971, Heavy Weight has grown and expanded to become a diverse operation able to support all aspects of resource recovery, recycling, and specialized projects.  In 2020, leadership responsibility and operation of the company transitioned to the second generation.


Krista H. Ostuno President & CFO

Krista H. Ostuno assumed the role of President and CFO, and John J. Hilzinger took on the role of Vice President and COO.  This restructure strengthened the capabilities of the management team and will enable the company to further scale to meet the operational demands of the future.

As a state and nationally certified WBE, Heavy Weight is now further expanding operations and capabilities across the Northeast Region.


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Our expertise stems from first-hand, on-the-job experience in processing, recycling and recovering assets for multi-million and billion dollar industrial clients.

We own a comprehensive fleet of service vehicles that allow us to tackle any job – of any size.  From a single job site to an entire plant, Heavy Weight has the right tools to maximize corporate return on asset recovery.

Our services are environmentally correct to minimize impact on the environment.  Our team’s safety is always a top priority so we proudly display and maintain Sub Station Entry Certification and continuous OSHA Certification.

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With the expertise, specialized equipment and commitment to safety, let Heavy Weight partner with you on your asset recovery needs.