World’s Best Waste Management Companies

Waste management companies have handled problems and gave solutions to things that, for us, are just merely trash and irrelevant to give time to.


Thanks to waste management companies, we are able to wake up most of the time without having to smell the stench of waste from nearby factories or struggle to sleep because of the unwanted odor of water waste in our communities.

Like in any other industry, waste management companies strive hard to have the highest trust rates with their services by providing innovative solutions to the challenging and pressing dilemmas in managing waste materials. Waste management companies have handled problems and gave solutions to things that, for us, are just merely trash and irrelevant to give time to.

1. Waste Management Inc.

Perhaps, naming the company simply “waste management” has efficiently put this on top of other waste management companies. Smart move, right? But more than the strategic branding, Waste Management Inc. has proved that it’s worthy of recognition. Running for 50 years now, this company have a diverse set of solutions ranging from residential to commercial and to all points in the industry. Aside from that, its sustainability practices are always at the very core of its business. Single stream recycling (focused on delivering added efficiency by reducing vehicle miles for collection trucks and related tailpipe emissions, e-cycling (for difficult-to-recycle materials such as electronics), and waste conversion (converting plastics into high-value resource and crude oil into gasoline) are some of the ways they do in order to not just only manage waste but also make it less impactful to the environment.

2. Republic Services, Inc.

With more than 14 million customers in the United States, Republic Services, Inc has been one of the trusted waste management companies in the region. It started in the early 1900s to consolidate a series of regional waste collection companies. Today, it has more than 5.1 million pickups per day and is an industry leader when it comes to e-cycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. They also provide financial support, volunteer their time and provide in-kind donations of products and services.

3. Clean Harbors

The 35-year-old Clean Harbors is an expert in environmental emergencies which make it stand out among other waste management companies. They focus on providing environmental, energy and industrial services through innovation and proven methodology. With an army of 13,000 workers, this company is able to support companies and communities in 400 locations across the continent. They also have a reliable 24-hour respondent to a wide variety of needs. Committed to sustainability, this company follows several strategies to identify, measure and continuously improve the key impact areas within the three elements of sustainability (environmental, social and economic).

4. Stericycle Inc.

This company focuses on medical waste management such as handling product recalls and expired good, hazardous waste, medical waste and sharps, and pharmaceuticals. Stericycle makes sure that their client’s image is protected when it comes to dealing with recalls. Their goal is also to minimize the risk that could be a result of the recalls. With 25 years of experience, this company has served over one million healthcare professionals ranging from small to Fortune 500 companies. As part of their sustainability practices, they have disposal services specifically designed for international flights, cruise lines, and other overseas vessels. These things prove that Stericycle deserves a spot in the top waste management companies list.

5. Waste Connections, Inc.

Formerly known as Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd., Waste Connections, Inc. is one of the full-service waste management companies. From the non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling, and disposal services to commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers, the company is giving its service to 14 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and six Canadian provinces. Aside from that, it generates and sells electric power and methane gas. They also have intermodal services for the movement of cargo and solid waste containers. Also, through its subsidiary R360 Environmental Solutions, the company provides non-hazardous oilfield waste treatment, recovery, and disposal services in the United States.

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Russel Cyra

Journalist. Engineering enthusiast. Filipina.

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