THE 2004 WASTE AGE 100 indicates that the solid waste management business is finally picking up, after what seemed like an interminable recession. While the top four company rankings remained the same — Waste Management Inc., followed by Allied Waste Industries, then Republic Services Inc. and Onyx North America — all four posted revenue increases from 2002 to 2003.

“For Allied Waste, 2003 reflected a continuation of strong cash flow generation and the return of both positive price and volume metrics for the first time in over two years, despite the fact that the industry has not yet experienced the full benefits of an economic recovery,” Tom Van Weelden, Allied's chairman and CEO, said when he announced his company's year-end results. Allied's revenues increased from $5.191 billion in 2002 to $5.248 billion in 2003. Republic Services also “delivered consistent performance, including record amounts of free cash flow,” according to James O'Connor, the company's chairman and CEO. Republic's revenue for 2003 was $2.518 billion compared to $2.365 billion during 2002. And Onyx North America's revenues increased from $1.3 billion in 2002 to $1.32 billion.

Looking further down Waste Age's 11th annual listing of the 100 most powerful players in the waste industry, the majority of companies seemed to echo these sentiments, having posted revenue increases in 2003, too. “We are very pleased with the progress we have made in 2003 in a number of areas,” said Jim W. Perry, Waste Industries USA's president and CEO. The company maintained its No. 14 ranking from the 2003 listing and increased its revenues by 7.4 percent to $270.5 million. Waste Industries was particularly pleased to see a moderate improvement in prices to offset higher fuel, insurance and disposal costs, Perry added. Peoria Disposal, No. 29 on this year's listing, increased its revenues from $52.1 million to $55.8 million. And, even the revenues for the last company on the ranking jumped up slightly — Potomac Landfill Inc. recorded revenues of $7.2 million in 2003, whereas No. 100 on the 2002 listing, Tri Rinse Inc., earned $7.1 million one year ago.

With issues such as rising fuel costs, aggressive competition for new customers among the independents, more costly insurance premiums and price hikes being difficult to implement, are 2003's revenue increases really a sign of economic improvement?

Yes, say the optimistic group of haulers.

Pricing has stabilized and new technology such as bioreactor landfills will be adopted in the industry over the next three to five years, which should improve the use of landfill capacity, Bruce Parker, president of the Environmental Industry Associations, recently told a group of waste industry analysts.

But perhaps A. Maurice Myers, Waste Management's outgoing chairman and CEO, summed up the haulers' perspective the best. “2003 was a year of great progress,” he said. “I believe we have terrific momentum heading into 2004, and we are focused on leveraging that momentum in the coming year.”

1. Waste Management Inc.4

Headquarters: Houston, TX • CEO: David Steiner
Last Yr's Rank: 1 Public or Pvt: Public
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 51,700 Services: CO, IN, LF, HZ, RS, TF
2003 Revenue: $11.57 bil.

2. Allied Waste Industries Inc.4

Scottsdale, AZ • Thomas Van Weelden
Last Yr's Rank: 2 Public or Pvt: Public
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 26,000 Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $5.25 bil.

3. Republic Services Inc.1

Fort Lauderdale, FL • James O'Connor
Last Yr's Rank: 3 Public or Pvt: Public
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 12,900 Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $2.52 bil.

4. Onyx N.A.1

Sarasota, FL • Michel Gourvennec
Last Yr's Rank: 4 Public or Pvt: Public
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 8,660 Svcs: CO, IN, LF, HZ, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $1.32 bil.

5. Covanta Energy Corp.4

Fairfield, NJ • Scott Mackin
Last Yr's Rank: 6 Public or Pvt: Public
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 2,400 Svcs: IN
2003 Rev.: $790.5 mil.

6. Clean Harbors Environmental Services4

Braintree, MA • Alan S. McKim
Last Yr's Rank: 12 Public or Pvt: Public
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 3,700 Svcs: IN, LF, HZ, RS
2003 Rev.: $611 mil.

7. Waste Connections Inc.1

Folsom, CA • Ronald Mittelstaedt
Last Yr's Rank: 8 Public or Pvt: Public
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 3,650 Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $575 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $650 mil.

8. PSC - Industrial Services1

Houston, TX • Brian Recatto
Last Yr's Rank: 5 Public or Pvt: Public
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 5,000 Svcs: CO, LF, HZ, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $546 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $500 mil.

9. American Ref-Fuel Co.1

Montvale, NJ • John Miller
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Public
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 720 Svcs: IN
2003 Rev.: $471 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $475 mil.

10. Stericycle Inc.4

Lake Forest, IL • Mark C. Miller
Last Yr's Rank: 10 Public or Pvt: Public
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 2,886 Svcs: CO
2003 Rev.: $453.2 mil.

11. Casella Waste Systems4

Rutland, VT • John W. Casella
Last Yr's Rank: 9 Public or Pvt: Public
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 2,500 Svcs: CO, IN, LF, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $420.9 mil.

12. Norcal Waste Systems1

San Francisco, CA • Michael J. Sangiacomo
Last Yr's Rank: 11 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 2,100 Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $385 mil.

13. Duratek Inc.1

Columbia, MD • Robert E. Prince
Last Yr's Rank: 16 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 1,200 Svcs: HZ
2003 Rev.: $286 mil.

14. Waste Industries USA Inc.4

Raleigh, NC • Lonnie C. Poole Jr.
Last Yr's Rank: 14 Public or Pvt: Public
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 1,700 Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $270.5 mil.

15. Rumpke Consolidated Companies Inc.1

Cincinnati, OH • William J. Rumpke
Last Yr's Rank: 13 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 2,273 Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $270 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $279 mil.

16. IESI Corp.1

Fort Worth, TX • Mickey Flood
Last Yr's Rank: 15 Public or Pvt: Public
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 1,740 Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $256 mil.

17. Burrtec Waste Industries Inc.1

Fontana, CA • Cole Burr
Last Yr's Rank: 19 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 754 Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $174.9 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $182 mil.

18. Industrial Services of America1

Louisville, KY • Harry Kletter
Last Yr's Rank: 22 Public or Pvt: Public
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 140 Svcs: RS
2003 Rev.: $118.5 mil.

19. Teris North America1

Dallas, TX • Xavier Dennery
Last Yr's Rank: 20 Public or Pvt: Public
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 777 Svcs: CO, IN, HZ, TF
2003 Rev.: $112.4 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $114 mil.

20. Strategic Materials Inc./Nexcycle1

Houston, TX • I.T. Corley
Last Yr's Rank: 27* Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 500 Svcs: RS
2003 Rev.: $105 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $110 mil.

21. Solid Waste Services Inc.1

Harleysville, PA • Pasquale Mascaro
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 700 Svcs: CO, LF, HZ, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $100 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $100 mil.

22. Northstar Recycling Group1

Springfield, MA • David Goodman
Last Yr's Rank: 28 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 73 Svcs: CO, RS
2003 Rev.: $95 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $104 mil.

23. Schupan & Sons Inc.1

Kalamazoo, MI • Marc A. Schupan
Last Yr's Rank: 23 Public or Pvt: Public
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 210 Svcs: RS
2003 Rev.: $89.4 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $120 mil.

24. Harold LeMay Enterprises Inc.1

Tacoma, WA • Nancy LeMay
Last Yr's Rank: 25 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 444 Svcs: CO, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $80.4 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $81.9 mil.

25. Waste Corporation of America1

Houston, TX • Tom Fatjo Jr.
Last Yr's Rank: 23 Public or Pvt: Going Public
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 400 Svcs: CO, LF, TF
2003 Rev.: $71 mil.

26. BLT Enterprises1

Oxnard, CA • Bernard Huberman
Last Yr's Rank: 35 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 157 Svcs: RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $58 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $64 mil.

27. American Ecology Inc.1

Boise, ID • Stephen Romano
Last Yr's Rank: 34 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 180 Svcs: LF, HZ
2003 Rev.: $57 mil.

28. Resource Recovery Corp. RI1

Johnston, RI • A. A. Ferland
Last Yr's Rank: 30 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 125 Svcs: LF, RS
2003 Rev.: $56 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $58 mil.

29. Peoria Disposal Co.1

Peoria, IL • Royal Coulter
Last Yr's Rank: 31 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 475 Svcs: CO, LF, HZ, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $55.8 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $58 mil.

30. Interstate Waste1

Sloatsburg, NY • Michael Dibella
Last Yr's Rank: 38 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 190 Svcs: CO, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $46 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $55 mil.

31. Modern Disposal Center1

Model City • Richard Washuta
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 350 Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $45 mil.

32. Appliance Recycle Centers of America1

Minneapolis, MN • Edward Cameron
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 230 Svcs: RS
2003 Rev.: $43.6 mil.

33. Advanced Recycling1

Concord, NH • Steven Cohen
Last Yr's Rank: 36 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 95 Svcs: RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $42 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $45 mil.

34. Northeast Waste Services Inc.1

Marlborough, MA • John Boyer
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 175 Svcs: CO, LF, TF
2003 Rev.: $41.6 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $54 mil.

35. Calmet Services Inc.1

Montebello, CA • Thomas K. Blackman
Last Yr's Rank: 37 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 100 Svcs: CO
2003 Rev.: $40 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $40 mil.

36. Heritage - Crystal Clean LLC1

Elgin, IL • Joe Chalhoub
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 300 Svcs: CO, HZ, RS
2003 Rev.: $38.7 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $47 mil.

37. American Environmental Service2

Pittsburgh, PA • David Torrence
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 78 Svcs: HZ
2003 Rev.: $38 mil.

37. Crown Disposal Co. Inc.1

Sun Valley, CA • Thomas Fry Sr.
Last Yr's Rank: 40 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 275 Svcs: CO, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $38 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $40 mil.

39. Energy Answers Corp.1

Albany, NY • Larry Richardson (COO)
Last Yr's Rank: 42 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 135 Svcs: CO, IN, LF, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $35 mil.

40. Pratt Industries USA - Recycling Division1

Conyers, GA • Jeff Kibler
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 155 Svcs: RS
2003 Rev.: $33.5 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $35 mil.

41. Terra Renewal Service Inc.1

Dardanelle, AR • Steven W. Smith
Last Year: 97 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 150 Svcs: RS
2003 Rev.: $33 mil.

42. Recovery Technologies Group1

Guttenberg, NJ • Martin Sergi
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 650 Svcs: CO, RS
2003 Rev.: $32.6 mil.

43. ERP Environmental Services Inc.1

Houston, TX • Shri Iyer
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 360 Svcs: CO, HZ, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $32.57 mil Proj. 2004 Rev.: $85 mil.

44. Texas Disposal Systems Inc.2

Creedmoor, TX • Bob Gregory
Last Yr's Rank: 43 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 320 Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $32 mil.

45. Rustin Transportation Co. LP1

Houston, TX • Joe Swinbank
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 225 Svcs: Transport
2003 Rev.: $31.7 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $26.4 mil.

46. Penobscot Energy Recovery Co.1

Orrington, ME • Peter Prata*
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 80 Svcs: IN
2003 Rev.: $31.1 mil. *Prata is Plant Manager

47. M P Environmental Services1

Bakersfield, CA • Dawn Calderwood
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 225 Svcs: HZ, TF
2003 Rev.: $30.1 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $26 mil.

48. Pangea Inc1

Chesterfield, MO • Michael Zambrana
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 85 Svcs: HZ
2003 Rev.: $30 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $35 mil.

48. Santek Environmental1

Cleveland, TN • Kenneth Higgins
Last Yr's Rank: 50 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 250 Svcs: CO, LF, RS
2003 Rev.: $30 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $30 mil.

50. GreenmanTechnologies Inc.1

Lynnfield, MA • Robert Davis
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 170 Svcs: CO, RS
2003 Rev.: $29.6 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $32 mil.

51. Envirite Inc.1

Canton, OH • S. Thomas Yablonski
Last Yr's Rank: 57 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 125 Svcs: HZ, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $28.4 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $29.3 mil.

52. County Waste & Recycling Services1

Clifton Park, NY • Scott Earl
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 147 Svcs: CO, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $ 28 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $ 33 mil.

53. Kinsbursky Brothers Inc.1

Anaheim, CA • Sidney Kinsbursky
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 70 Svcs: HZ, RS
2003 Rev.: $27.8 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $30 mil.

54. California Waste Solutions1

Oakland, CA • David Duong
Last Yr's Rank: 60 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 240 Svcs: CO, RS
2003 Rev.: $27 mil.

55. Better Management Corp.1

Youngstown, OH • Jerry Stoneburner
Last Yr's Rank: 51 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 25 Svcs: CO, HZ, TF
2003 Rev.: $25.5 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $26.5 mil.

56. Ross Consolidated Corp.1

Grafton, OH • Maureen Cromling
Last Yr's Rank: 48 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 195 Svcs: Transport
2003 Rev.: $25 mil.

57. EJ Harrison & Sons Inc.2

Ventura, CA • Myra Harrison
Last Yr's Rank: 55 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 200 Svcs: CO, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $21.9 mil.

58. J&J Refuse Inc.1

Dover, OH • Keith Kimble
Last Yr's Rank: 48 - Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 158 Svcs: CO, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $20.6 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: 22.01 mil

59. Cycle Systems Inc.1

Roanoke, VA • Bruce Brenner
Last Yr's Rank: 67 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 139 Svcs: RS
2003 Rev.: $20.1 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $22.8 mil

60. Balcones Resources Inc.1

Austin, TX • Kerry R. Getter
Last Yr's Rank: 60 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 125 Svcs: RS
2003 Rev.: $20 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $19 mil.

60. JRM Hauling Recycling Services1

Newbury, MA • James R. Motzkin
Last Yr's Rank: 48 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 125 Svcs: CO, RS
2003 Rev.: $20 mil.

62. Active Recycling Co.1

Los Angeles, CA • Errol Segal
Last Yr's Rank: 58 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 54 Svcs: CO, RS
2003 Rev.: $19 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $30 mil.

62. Versatile Processing Inc.1

Indianapolis, IN • Rob Van Vliet
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 29 Svcs: CO, RS
2003 Rev.: $19 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $30 mil.

64. Triumvirate Environmental Inc.1

Somerville, MA • John McQuillan Jr.
Last Yr's Rank: 60 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 135 Svcs: HZ, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $18.5 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $21.5 mil.

65. Community Waste Disposal LP1

Dallas, TX • Greg A. Roemer
Last Yr's Rank: 56 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 115 Svcs: CO, RS
2003 Rev.: $18.16 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $19 mil.

66. D M D Services Inc.1

Northlake, IL • Jacqueline Disilvio
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 50 Svcs: RS
2003 Rev.: $18.12 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $20 mil.

67. Randy's Sanitation Inc.1

Delano, MN • Randy Roskowiak
Last Yr's Rank: 63 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 125 Svcs: CO
2003 Rev.: $17.7 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $18.5 mil.

68. Aspen Waste Systems Inc.1

Minneapolis, MN • Robert E. Kircher
Last Yr's Rank: 66 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 85 Svcs: CO, RS
2003 Rev.: $17.6 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $18.8 mil.

69. Von Roll America Inc.2

East Liverpool, OH • John Peterka
Last Yr's Rank: 65 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 170 Svcs: IN, HZ
2003 Rev.: $17 mil.

70. SWDI LLC1

Houma, LA • Corey Callais
Last Yr's Rank: 73 + Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 185 Svcs: CO, RS
2003 Rev.: $16.5 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $20 mil.

71. Crown Sanitation and Recycling1

Riverhead, NY • Peter Rossano
Last Yr's Rank: 74 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 45 Svcs: CO, HZ, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $16 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $17.5 mil.

71. Natures Choices Corp.1

Union, NJ • James Panzini
Last Yr's Rank: 84 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 125 Svcs: RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $16 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $18 mil.

73. Sanitary Service Co. Inc.1

Newbury, MA • James R. Motzkin
Last Yr's Rank: 72 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 81 Svcs: CO, RS
2003 Rev.: $15.7 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $16 mil.

74. EL Harvey & Son Inc.1

Westborough, MA • James Harvey
Last Yr's Rank: 40 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 155 Svcs: CO, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $15.3 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $35.5 mil.

75. Casie Ecology Oil Salvage Inc.1

Vineland, NJ • Greg Call
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 140 Svcs: HZ, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $15.2 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $20 mil.

76. Ace Solid Waste Inc.1

Ramsey, MN • Andy Schweizer
Last Yr's Rank: 78 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 78 Svcs: CO, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $15 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $16 mil.

76. Bluebonnet Waste Control Inc.1

Dallas, TX • Miguel Gonzales
Last Yr's Rank: 70 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 130Svcs: RS
2003 Rev.: $15 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $15 mil.

76. Capital Waste Inc.1

Detroit, MI • John Francis
Last Yr's Rank: 80 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 75 Svcs: CO, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $15 mil.

76. Feher Rubbish & Removal Inc.1

Syracuse, NY • Larry Feher
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 125 Svcs: RS
2003 Rev.: $15 mil.Proj. 2004 Rev.: $17 mil.

80. Rubatino Refuse Removal Inc.1

Everett, WA • Ed Rubatino
Last Yr's Rank: 70 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 49 Svcs: CO, RS
2003 Rev.: $14.5 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $14.75 mil.

81. Recycling Services Inc.1

Alexandria, LA • Ken Moran
Last Yr's Rank: 83 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 150 Svcs: CO, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $14.4 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $20 mil.

82. Dick's Sanitation Service1

Lakeville, MN • Dick Clemmer
Last Yr's Rank: 90 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 78 Svcs: CO, RS
2003 Rev.: $13.5 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $14.5 mil.

83. ABC Disposal Service Inc.1

New Bedford, MA • Laurinda Camara
Last Yr's Rank: 87 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 160 Svcs: CO, RS
2003 Rev.: $12.7 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $17 mil.

83. Skb Environmental Inc.1

Saint Paul, MN • Richard O'Gara
Last Yr's Rank: 80 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 25 Svcs: LF, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $12.7 mil.

85. Si-Nor Inc.1

Rialto, CA • Silas Ugorji
Last Yr's Rank: 85 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 200 Svcs: CO, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $12.1 mil.

86. American Waste Control Inc.1

Tulsa, OK • Kenneth F. Burkett
Last Yr's Rank: 78 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 96 Svcs: LF, TF
2003 Rev.: $12 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $19 mil.

87. UHEL Polly Hauling Inc.1

Pompano Beach, FL • Linda Polly
Last Yr's Rank: 91 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 92 Svcs: CO, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $11.25 mil.

88. Ameriwaste1

Elkridge, MD • M.A. Gilberto
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 34 Svcs: CO, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $11.2 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $15.5 mil.

88. Blow Brothers - BBI Waste Industries1

Old Orchard Beach, ME • Archie St. Hillaire
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 92 Svcs: CO, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $11.2 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $12.6 mil.

90. South Tahoe Refuse Co.1

South Lake Tahoe, CA • Jeff Tillman
Last Yr's Rank: 92 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 120 Svcs: CO, HZ, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $11 mil.

91. New Bedford Waste Services Inc.1

New Bedford, MA • Michael A. Camara
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 42 Svcs: RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $10.5 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $13.5 mil.

92. AERC Recycling Solutions1

Allentown, PA • Robert Blanchfield
Last Year: 99 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 98 Svcs: RS
2003 Rev.: $9.6 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $10.2 mil.

93. DW Tool Inc.1

Jackson, MO • Donald Wahlers
Last Yr's Rank: 95 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind.
Employees: 100 Svcs: RS
2003 Rev.: $9.6 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $9.6 mil.

94. Gaeta Recycling Co.1

Peterson, NJ • Anthony Gaeta Jr.
Last Yr's Rank: 98 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 63 Svcs: CO, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $8.5 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $10.9 mil.

95. American Waste Inc.1

Oklahoma City, OK • Roy Yokely
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 55 Svcs: CO, LF, TF
2003 Rev.: $8 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $10 mil.

95. Cumberland Recycle Corp. S Jersey1

Vineland, NJ • George Luciano
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 44 Svcs: RS
2003 Rev.: $ 8 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $13 mil.

95. Friedman Recycling Co.1

Phoenix, AZ • Morris Friedman
Last Yr's Rank: 77 Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind Employees: 86 Svcs: CO, RS
2003 Rev.: $8 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $9.2 mil.

98. Artistic Waste Services Inc.1

Des Moines • Anthony Colosimo
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 100 Svcs: CO, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $7.8 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $10 mil.

99. Strom Roy Refuse Removal Services1

Maywood, IL • Roy Strom
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 38 Svcs: CO, RS
2003 Rev.: $7.27 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $7.6 mil.

100. Potomac Landfill Inc.1

Dumfries, VA • Philip Peet
Last Year: NR Public or Pvt: Private
Customers: Com./Ind., Res.
Employees: 50Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF
2003 Rev.: $7.2 mil. Proj. 2004 Rev.: $14.5 mil.

KEY 1: Company verified. 2: Company provided all information except revenues, which are from Dun & Bradstreet. 3: Estimated from annual report. 4: Annual report. • NR: Not Ranked. Com./Ind.: Commercial/Industrial. Res.: Residential. CO: Collection. IN: Incineration/WTE. LF: Landfill. HZ: Hazardous Waste. RS: Recycling Services. TF: Transfer.