Waste Age 100 of 2009

Despite last year's economic turbulence, many firms in the 16th annual Waste Age 100 — which ranks firms based on revenue — posted revenue increases in 2008.

The firm topping the list — Houston-based Waste Management — brought in $13.39 billion in revenue in 2008, up from $13.31 billion in 2007. Looking further down this year's list, Cincinnati-based Rumpke, ranked No. 15, saw its revenue jump from $375 million in 2007 to $407 million last year. Peoria, Ill.-based Coulter Cos., which occupies the No. 33 spot, increased its revenue from $68 million in 2007 to $75 million in 2008. Will revenue growth continue in 2009?

Please keep in mind that while we strive to make the Waste Age 100 the most comprehensive list of the industry's largest solid waste firms, we recognize that it is not bulletproof, depending as it does on privately held firms voluntarily disclosing their financial information. We will work as hard as possible to persuade firms that did not disclose their information for this year's listing to do so for next year's.

The 100 Largest Solid Waste Firms

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Rank Company
1 Waste Management
2 Republic Services Inc.
3 Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp.
4* Covanta Holding Corp.
5 Safety-Kleen Systems Inc.
6* Stericycle Inc.
7 (tie) IESI-BFC Ltd.
7 (tie) Waste Connections Inc.
9* Clean Harbors Inc.
10* Newpark Resources Inc.
11 PSC Environmental Services
12* Casella Waste Systems Inc.
13 Recology (formerly Norcal Waste Systems Inc.)
14 Waste Services Inc.
15 Rumpke Consolidated Companies Inc.
16 Waste Industries USA Inc.
17 Schupan & Sons Inc.
18 Advanced Disposal Services Inc.
19 EQ - The Environmental Quality Company
20 Strategic Materials Inc.
21 WCA Waste Corporation
22 EnviroSolutions Inc.
23 American Ecology
24 Interstate Waste Services
25 CSX Transportation
26* Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc.
27 Heritage - Crystal Clean
28 Ming's Recycling
29* Industrial Services of America
30 Galaxy Recycling Inc.
31 wTe Corporation
32 Perma-Fix Environmental Services Inc.
33 Coulter Companies Inc.
34 Custom Polymers Inc.
35 Hudson Baylor Corporation
36 Santek Environmental Inc.
37 (tie) California Waste Solutions Inc.
37 (tie) E.L. Harvey & Sons Inc.
39 SWeeDee
40 (tie) American Waste Control Inc.
40 (tie) Envirite
42 American Waste Management Services Inc.
43 Sprint Logistics
44 Triad Transport Inc.
45 Community Waste Disposal
46 Aspen Waste Systems Inc.
47 World Waste Services
48 Omni Resource Recovery Inc.
49 Accurate Recycling Corporation
50 Filco Carting Corporation
51 Bertolotti Disposal Inc.
52 Randy's Sanitation Inc.
53 RR Waste Solutions
54 Ches-Mont Disposal LLC
55 Inland Service Corporation
56 Blue Diamond Disposal Inc.
57 BBI Waste Industries
58 WARE Disposal Inc.
59 (tie) Artistic Solid Waste Services
59 (tie) Dick's Sanitation Service Inc.
61 Nicos Polymers Group
62 Smith Systems Transportation Inc.
63 (tie) AERC Recycling Solutions
63 (tie) Pacific Rim Recycling
65 Delta Sanitation
66 Waste Haulers LLC
67 Scuffy Carting LLC
68 Mass Hauling & Disposal / Capital Paper Recycling
69 Trash Taxi
70 Alpine Waste & Recycling
71 Environmental Enterprises Inc.
72 Gallegos Sanitation Inc.
73 Bavarian Waste Services
74 All Star Waste Systems LLC
75 Potomac Landfill Inc.
76 Industrial Disposal Services / Broad Run Recycling
77 Lemcor Inc.
78 Sumrall RS Inc.
79 Cali Carting Inc.
80 Apple Valley Waste Service Inc.
81 kmG Hauling Inc.
82 Ravenswood Disposal Service Inc.
83 (tie) Omni Recycling of Westbury Inc.
83 (tie) TIER Holdings LLC
85 T. Farese & Son's Inc. / Direct RS LLC
86 Al Clawson Disposal Inc.
87 Pellitteri Waste Systems Inc.
88 Dale's Disposal Inc.
89 (tie) AAA Carting & Rubbish Removal Inc.
89 (tie) Solid Wastes of Willits Inc.
91 (tie) DNT Environmental Services Inc.
91 (tie) Grand Sanitation Service Inc.
93 C&C Disposal Service Inc.
94 Central Environmental Services Inc.
95 Allwaste Services Inc.
96 National Recycling Network
97 Empire Waste, Ltd.
98 Recon Services Inc.
99 Pratt Trucking Company
100 Disposal Consultant Services

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