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RECYCLERS RANKING 2019

+ Volume
Gain

Rank

Company/
Parent company

Top recycling official

Recycling volume†
(millions lbs.)
Reprocessed
Brokered
In-house
& reprocessed

North America's recyclers are ranked by volume of reprocessed
material in most recent full fiscal year.
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Materials recycled %
Reprocessed
Brokered
In-house
only

Material type recycled %
Post
Post
consumer
industrial

Processes
& services

Materials
bought/sold

1

KW Plastics Recycling
Troy, Ala.

Scott Saunders
General manager

570

570

100

0

87

13

2,3,4,5

2,5

2

Waste Management
Recycle America LLC
Houston
Waste Management Inc.(P)

Brent Bell
President

525

700

75

25

84

16

1,8

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

3

B. Schoenberg & Co. Inc.
Yorktown, N.Y.

Matthew Kness
Executive VP

486

540

90

10

10

90

1,2,3,4,5,8

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

4

B&B Plastics Inc.
Rialto, Calif.

Bacilio Mejia
Sales manager

440

815

54

46

6

94

1,2,3,4,5,8

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

5

Merlin Plastics Alberta Inc.
Delta, British Columbia

Tony Moucachen
President

365

365

100

0

100

0

1,2,3,4

1,2,4,5

6

Green Line Polymers
Waterloo, Iowa
Advanced Drainage Systems Inc.

Marc Askew
VP procurement

331

331

100

0

64

36

N.A.

1,2

7

Clean Tech Inc.
Dundee, Mich.
Plastipak Holdings Inc.

Thomas Busard
President

300E

300E

100

0

100

0

1,2,3,4,5

1,2,4,10

8

RJM International Inc.
Tustin, Calif.

Jason Chen
President

255

300

85

15

20

80

5,8

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

9

Joe's Plastics Inc.
Los Angeles

Forrest Flaherty
Sales manager

230E

330E

70

30

10

90

3,4,5,6,8

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

10

Greenpath Recovery Inc.
Colton, Calif.

Joe Castro
President

211E

264E

80

20

40

60

1,2,3,4,5,8

1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

11

CarbonLite Industries LLC
Los Angeles

Leon Farahnik
Chairman & CEO

200

200

100

0

100

0

1,2,3,4,6

1

11

Avangard Innovative LP
Houston

Rick Perez
CEO & President

200E

570E

30

70

70

30

1,2,3,4,8

1,2,3,4,5,6

11

Ultra-Poly Corp.
Portland, Pa.

David LaFiura
President

200E

210E

95

5

15

85

1,3,4,5,8

2,4,5,9

14

Envision Plastics LLC
Tamsin Ettefagh
Reidsville, N.C.
Vice president
Consolidated Container Co. LLC

190E

270E

70

30

95

5

1,2,3,4,5,8

2,4,5

14

Wellman Advanced
Xy Sun
Materials
CEO
Johnsonville, S.C.
Shanghai Pret Composites Co. Ltd.(P)

190E

190E

100

0

98

2

1,2,3,4,5

1,2,4,5,9

16

Custom Polymers Inc.
Charlotte, N.C.

Eric Targgart
Partner

175E

N.A.

76

24

60

40

1,2,3,4,8

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

17

PetStar SAPI de CV
Mexico City

Jaime Camara
CEO

174.4

178

98

2

100

0

1,2,3,4,6,8

1

18

Ravago Recycling Group
Pasadena, Texas
Ravago Americas

David Skoczen
Vice president

169

260

65

35

10

90

1,2,3,4,5,8

1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

19

Marglen Industries Inc.
Rome, Ga.

Ben McElrath
President

164

164

100

0

90

10

1,2,3,4,6

1

20

Polychem USA Inc.
Foxboro, Mass.

Steve Neipris
President

160

200

80

20

0

100

3,4

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

21

Delta Plastics of the
South LLC
Little Rock, Ark.

Sean Whiteley
CEO

150E

150E

100

0

100

0

1,2,3,4

4

22

Antek Madison Plastics
Recycling Corp.
Scarborough, Ontario
Antek Madison Plastics USA Ltd.

Jim Angelopoulos
President

135

150

90

10

0

100

3,8

1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

22

Champion Polymer
Recycling
Winchester, Ky.
Infiltrator Water Technologies LLC

Dave Smith
Purchasing manager

135

135

100

0

25

75

1,3,4,5

2,4,5,6

24

Good Works Reprocessing LLC
Easton, Pa.

Daniel Sheehan Sr.
President

131

138

95

5

0

100

1,3

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

25

Plastrec Inc.
Joliette, Quebec

Louis Robitaille
Vice president

125

125

100

0

100

0

1,2,3,4,6

1

RANKING KEY AND NOTES

(P)=Publicly held N.A.=Not available
†Volumes represent most recent calendar or fiscal year.
All information was provided by the companies, except where otherwise indicated.
*Midpoint of a company-provided range
**Company-provided estimate
E
Plastics News and industry estimates. These figures were not provided by the
company.

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4 Repelletizing
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6 Solid-stating

9 Nylon
10 Polycarbonate
7 Depolymerizing/repolymerizing
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