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Recycling Stocks

Includes Paper, Plastic, Electronic, Motor Oil and Tire Recyclers

List of Publicly Traded Recycling Companies Listed on Major U.S. Exchanges

The company’s on this list are engaged in recycling. Examples of the products that these companies recycle include:

  • Electronics
  • Paper
  • Tires
  • Auto parts
  • Stainless steel
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous scrap
  • Industrial by-products
  • Motor oil
  • Plastics

Many of these companies have business activities that relate to their recycling activities. For example, Schnitzer Steel Industries (SCHN) purchases vehicles and sells the salvageable auto parts to retail and wholesale customers and then recycles the auto bodies. Also included on this list are several waste management companies that operate recycling facilities in addition to their waste management operations.


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Recycling: Large-Cap Stocks

Republic Services, Inc. (RSG) (Solid waste, recycling)

Waste Management, Inc. (WM) (Solid waste, recycling)

Waste Connections, Inc. (WCN) (Solid waste, recycling)

Recycling: Mid-Cap Stocks

Clean Harbors, Inc. (CLH) (Hazardous and non-hazardous material management services, used oil recycling, industrial services, oil & gas services)

Covanta Holding Corporation (CVA) (Waste-to-energy facilities; metal recycling)

Darling Ingredients, Inc. (DAR) (Recycles bio-nutrients and converts these into ingredients)

Recycling: Small-Cap Stocks

Aqua Metals, Inc. (AQMS) (IPO in July 2015: Lead acid battery recycling technology)

Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (CWST) (Solid waste, recycling: motor oil, petroleum by-products)

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. (HCCI) (Industrial and hazardous waste services)

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (SCHN) (Metal recycling)

Recycling: Micro-Cap Stocks

Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (ARCI) (Retail and recycling centers)

China Recycling Energy Corporation (CREG) (Industrial by-products)

Industrial Services of America, Inc. (IDSA) (Metal recycling)

Quest Resource Holding Corporation (QRHC) (Recycling: wide range of items including cardboard, glass, metal, motor oil, paper, plastics and tires)

Vertex Energy, Inc. (VTNR) (Used motor oil, petroleum by-product streams)

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