[WORLDKINGS] World Tops Academy – Top 5 biggest recycling companies in the world


(worldkings.org) “Recycle it all, no matter how small!” goes the old saying. As humans, we are the only capable social beings who are not just aware of the consequences of our actions but also have the power to amend them. With the growth in urbanization rate, grows the waste generated. Here is a list of the top 5 companies that have managed to recycle their waste and focus on a greener environment. The rankings are based on their average revenue per year.



1. Waste Management Inc

Revenue of the Company in 2019: 15,455 million dollar

Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, Waste Management integrates environmental solutions for commercial, residential, and other parts. They manage waste and make it less impactful to the environment through various processes like single-stream recycling, e-cycling, waste conversion to energy, and ensuring the employees’ safety. They are also specialized in customer service and innovation.

All such companies are taking the global waste management market towards a greener environment, making it profitable. According to statistics, the market size is expected to rise from $303.6 billion as of 2017 to $484.9 billion by 2025.

2. Veolia Environmental Services (Private)

Revenue of the Company in 2019: 12,505 million dollar

A global leader in effective resource management, Veolia was founded in 1853 and headquartered in Paris, France. It provides services in the management, treatment and disposal, recycling, reclamation, and reuse of waste products. It is present in almost 35 countries and has about 70000 employees.

3. Republic Services, Inc

Revenue of the Company in 2019: 10,299 million dollar

An industry leader in e-cycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal, Republic Services is based in Arizona. It provides financial support, in-kind donations of products and services, and also volunteers its time. The company provides environmental solutions and services for industrial, commercial, municipal, and residential customers through its subsidiaries, recycling centers, landfills, transfer stations. It specializes in solid waste collection and Recycling and Disposal services.

4. Waste Connections, Inc

Revenue of the Company in 2019: 5,389 million dollar

Founded in 1997 in Texas and headquartered in Woodlands, Texas, Ontario, and Canada, Waste Connections is North America’s third-largest waste management company. Its services include commercial recycling, paper shredding, commercial waste collection, yard waste removal, residential garbage collection, recycling household hazardous waste, e-waste, etc. It strives to improve the environment quality and employ the most cost-effective waste management solutions for its customers.

5. Clean Harbours, Inc

Revenue of the Company in 2019: 3,412 million dollar

Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Norwell, UK, Clean Harbors includes packaging, recycling, treatment, collection, transportation, and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. The company also provides industrial and specialty services like pigging and decoking, high-pressure and chemical cleaning, and so on. The company has several strategies to improve the impact areas within three elements of sustainability-i.e. social, environmental, and economic.

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