DESPITE INDUSTRY-WIDE BELLYACHES about the tough business climate and higher costs in 2004, this year's Waste Age 100 report indicates that there was still much money to made in solid waste management. The top four companies maintained their rankings from the previous year — Waste Management, followed by Allied Waste Industries, then Republic Services and Onyx North America — and all four posted revenue increases from 2003 to 2004.

“Our financial results for the year were driven by strong revenue growth due to higher volumes and escalating yield growth during the last half of the year,” said David P. Steiner, CEO of Waste Management, when he reported the company's 2004 earnings. “This indicates that our multi-faceted pricing initiatives are gaining traction. Fourth-quarter revenues also benefited from continued cleanup efforts in Florida related to third-quarter hurricanes,” he added.

Allied's revenues were pumped up in part by internal growth. Similarly for Republic, higher revenues resulted from internal growth, which increased 7.2 percent. Of that, 3.5 percent came from price increases, while 3.7 percent came from volume, the company indicated.

Looking further down the Waste Age 100, it appears as if most companies on the 12th annual listing also found ways to feed their operations, regardless of whether the source was price increases or cost-cutting measures. Because even when their rankings fell, most companies still grew revenues.

So what happened to the effects of steel, insurance and fuel cost increases? Companies continue to successfully implement measures to ensure profitability. Republic said it actually lowered its insurance and maintenance costs by reinforcing a culture of safety and reviewing procedures.

Yet companies still cannot turn their watchful eyes away from the bottom line. In 2005, WM anticipates fuel costs, net of fuel surcharges, will increase by $17 million and benefit costs will increase by $50 million, Steiner noted.

Waste Age presents its 12th annual list of the most powerful players in the waste industry.

1. Waste Management Inc.4

Headquarters: Houston, TX • CEO: David Steiner

Last Year's Rank: 1

Public or Pvt: Public

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 51,000

Svcs: CO, IN, LF, HZ, RS, TS

2004 Rev: $12.52 bil.

2. Allied Waste Industries Inc.4

Scottsdale, AZ • John Zillmer

Last Year's Rank: 2

Public or Pvt: Public

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 26,000

Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $5.66 bil.

3. Republic Services4

Ft. Lauderdale, FL • James O'Connor

Last Year's Rank: 3

Public or Pvt: Public

Customers: Com./Ind., Res

Employees: 12,900

Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $2.71 bil.

4. Onyx N.A.1

Lombard, IL • CEO: Michel Gourvennec

Last Year's Rank: 4

Public or Pvt: Public

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 9,000

Svcs: CO, IN, LF, HZ, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $1.50 bil.

5. Covanta Energy Corp.4

Fairfield, NJ • Anthony Orlando

Last Year's Rank: 5

Public or Pvt: Public

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 1,800

Svcs: IN

2004 Rev: $700.4 mil.

6. Clean Harbors Environmental Services4

Braintree, MA • Alan S. McKim

Last Year's Rank: 6

Public or Pvt: Public

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 3,792Svcs: IN, LF, HZ, RS

2004 Rev: $643.2 million

7. Waste Connections Inc.1

Folsom, CA • Ronald Mittelstaedt

Last Year's Rank: 7

Public or Pvt: Public

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 4,100Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $563.5 mil.

Projected Rev: $730.0 mil.

8. Stericycle Inc.4

Lake Forest, IL • Mark Miller

Last Year's Rank: 10

Public or Pvt: Public

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 3,496

Svcs: CO

2004 Rev: $516.2 mil.

9. PSC - Industrial Services1

Houston, TX • Bruce Roberson

Last Year's Rank: 8

Public or Pvt: Public

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 5,000

Svcs: CO, LF, HZ, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $475.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $486.0 mil.

10. Casella Waste Systems1

Rutland, VT • CEO: John Casella

Last Year's Rank: 11

Public or Pvt: Public

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 2,600Svcs: CO, IN, LF, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $438.0 mil.

11. Newpark Resources Inc.1

Metairie, LA • James Cole

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Public

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 1,500Svcs: CO, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $433.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $532.0 mil.

12. Norcal Waste Systems Inc.1

San Francisco, CA • Michael Sangiacomo

Last Year's Rank: 12

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res

Employees: 2,000

Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $420.0 mil.

13. Duratek4

Columbia, MD • Robert E. Prince

Last Year's Rank: 13

Public or Pvt: Public

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 1,225

Svcs: HZ

2004 Rev: $286.2 mil.

14. Rumpke Consolidated Cos. Inc.1

Cincinnati, OH • William Rumpke Sr.

Last Year's Rank: 15

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 2,000

Svcs: CO, LF, TF, RS

2004 Rev: $270.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $291.0 mil.

15. Waste Industries USA Inc.4

Raleigh, NC • Jim Perry

Last Year's Rank: 14

Public or Pvt: Public

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 1,600

Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $242.4 mil.

16. IESI Corp.1

Ft. Worth, TX • Mickey Flood

Last Year's Rank: 16

Public or Pvt: Public

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 1,740

Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $240.0 mil.

17. Burrtec Waste Group1

Fontanta, CA • Cole Burr

Last Year's Rank: 17

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 850

Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $208.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $218.4 mil.

18. Versatile Processing Inc.1

Indianapolis, IN • Rob Van Vliet

Last Year's Rank: 62

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 29

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $190.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $205.0 mil.

19. EQ - Environmental Quality Co.1

Wayne, MI • David Lusk

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 400

Svcs: LF, HZ, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $150.0 mil.

19. Deffenbaugh Disposal.1

Shawnee, KS • Ronald D. Deffenbaugh

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res

Employees: 1,800

Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $150.0 mil.

21. Schupan & Sons Inc.1

Kalamazoo, MI • Marc Schupan

Last Year's Rank: 23

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 210

Svcs: RS

2004 Rev: $141.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $141.0 mil.

22. JP Mascaro & Sons1

Harleysville, PA • Pasquale Mascaro

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 750

Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $125.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $150.0 mi.l

23. Strategic Materials Inc./Nexcycle1

Houston, TX • Tex Corley

Last Year's Rank: 20

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 930

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $120.0 mil.

Projected Rev: 140.0 mil.

24. Industrial Services of America1

Louisville, KY • Harry Kletter

Last Year's Rank: 18

Public or Pvt: Public

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 140

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $118.5 mil.

25. Teris North America1

Dallas, TX • Xavier Dennery

Last Year's Rank: 19

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 777

Svcs: IN, HZ, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $114.0 mil.

26. Northstar Pulp and Paper Co.1

Springfield, MA • Daulo Goodman

Last Year's Rank: 22

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 73

Svcs: CO, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $104.0 mil.

27. ERP Environmental Services Inc.1

Houston, TX • Shri Iyer

Last Year's Rank: 43

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 500

Svcs: CO, HZ, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $85.5 mil.

28. Harold LeMay Enterprises Inc.1

Tacoma, WA • Nancy LeMay

Last Year's Rank: 24

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 444

Svcs: CO, HZ, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $81.9 mil.

Projected Rev: $88.0 mil.

29. WCA Waste Corp.1

Houston, TX • Tom Fatjo Jr.

Last Year's Rank: 25

Public or Pvt: Public

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 589

Svcs: CO, LF, TF

2004 Rev: $73.5 mil.

30. Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp.1

Johnston, RH • Sherry Mulhearn

Last Year's Rank: 28

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 125

Svcs: LF, HZ, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $67.5 mil.

Projected Rev: $65.4 mil.

31. La Mesa Disposal1

Lemon Grove, CA • Edward Burr

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 600

Svcs: CO, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $60.0 mil.

32. Peoria Disposal Co.1

Peoria, IL • Royal Coulter

Last Year's Rank: 29

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 475

Svcs: CO, LF, HZ, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $58.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $59.0 mil.

33. Automated Waste Disposal1

Danbury, CT

James Galante Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 400

Svcs: CO

2004 Rev: $57.7 mil.

34. Interstate Waste1

Sloatsburg, NY • Mike Dibell

Last Year's Rank: 30

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 200

Svcs: CO, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $55.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $78.0 mil.

35. American Ecology4

Boise, ID • Stephen Romano

Last Year's Rank: 27

Public or Pvt: Public

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 180

Svcs: HZ

2004 Rev: $54.2 mil.

36. WTE Corp.1

Bedford, MA • David Spencer

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 96

Svcs: RS

2004 Rev: $51.2 mil.

Projected Rev: $54.6 mil.

37. Heritage - Crystal Clean LLC1

Elgin, IL • Joe Chalhoub

Last Year's Rank: 36

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 350

Svcs: CO, HZ, RS

2004 Rev: $48.4 mil.

38. Spectraserv Inc.1

Kearny, NJ • Steven Townsend

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 110

Svcs: CO

2004 Rev: $43.1 mil.

Projected Rev: $47.6 mil.

39. County Waste & Recycling Service.1

Clifton Park, NY • Scott Earl

Last Year's Rank: 52

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 147

Svcs: CO, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $41.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $43.5 mil.

40. Crown Disposal Co. Inc.1

Sun Valley, CA • Thomas Fry

Last Year's Rank: 37

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 375

Svcs: CO, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $38.0 mil.

41. Terra Renewal Service Inc.1

Dardanelle, AR • Beau Smith

Last Year's Rank: 41

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 180

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $36.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $40.0 mil.

41. Cycle Systems Inc.1

Roanoake, VA • Bruce Brenner

Last Year's Rank: 59

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 120

Svcs: RS

2004 Rev: $36.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $35.0 mil.

41. EL Harvey & Sons Inc.1

Westborough, MA • James Harvey

Last Year's Rank: 74

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 155

Svcs: CO, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $36.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $38.0 mil.

44. Allied Vista Inc.1

Dallas, TX • Tom Lyon

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 150

Svcs: RS

2004 Rev: $35.8 mil.

45. CPR - Capital Paper Recycling1

East Weymouth, MA • Daniel Buonagurio

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 25

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $35.0 mil.

45. Energy Answers Corp.1

Albany, NY • Larry Richardson

Last Year's Rank: 39

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 135

Svcs: CO, IN, LF, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $35.0 mil.

47. Texas Disposal Systems2

Austin, TX • Bob Gregory

Last Year's Rank: 44

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 297

Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $32.0 mil.

48. Greenman Technologies Inc.1

Lynnfield, MA • Robert Davis

Last Year's Rank: 50

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 175

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $30.8 mil.

Projected Rev: $34.0 mil.

49. Eco/Pittsfield1

Albany, NY • Patrick Mahoney

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Res.

Employees: 125

Svcs: CO, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $30.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $30.0 mil.

50. Envirite Inc.1

Canton, OH • S. Thomas Yablonski

Last Year's Rank: 51

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 125

Svcs: HZ, RS

2004 Rev: $29.5 mil.

Projected Rev: $30.4 mil.

51. California Waste Solutions1

Oakland, CA • David Duong

Last Year's Rank: 54

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 250

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $29.4 mil.

Projected Rev: $35.0 mil.

52. Red River Service Corp.1

Los Fresnos, TX • James A. Smith

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 200

Svcs: CO, LF, RS

2004 Rev: $27.0 mil.

53. Triumvirate Environmental Inc.1

Somerville, MA • John McQuillan, Jr.

Last Year's Rank: 64

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 150

Svcs: HZ, TF

2004 Rev: $26.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $30.0 mil.

53. MP Environmental Services1

Bakersfield, CA • Dawn Calderwood

Last Year's Rank: 47

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 225

Svcs: CO, LF, HZ, RS

2004 Rev: $26.0 mil.

53. Kimble Cos.1

Dover, OH • Dawn Calderwood

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 200

Svcs: CO, RS, TF, LF

2004 Rev: $26.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $26.0 mil.

56. Ross Consolidated Corp.1

Grafton, OH • Maureen Cromling

Last Year's Rank: 56

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 250

Svcs: IN, HZ, RS

2004 Rev: $25.0 mil.

56. Shamrock Environmental Corp.1

Browns Summit, NC • Greg Kaiser

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 120

Svcs: HZ

2004 Rev: $25.0 mil.

58. Santek Environmental1

Cleveland, TN • Kenneth Higgins

Last Year's Rank: 48

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 160

Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $24.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $26 mil.

59. Recycle Systems1

Mukilteo, WA • Paul Harrison

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 228

Svcs: RS

2004 Rev: $22.8 mil.

60. Galaxy Recycling Inc.1

Jersey City, NJ • Gary Giordano

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 185

Svcs: CO, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $22.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $25.0 mil.

60. Freehold Cartage Inc.2

Freehold, NJ • Thomas Blanchet Jr./Susan Blanchet-Hirst

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 350

Svcs: CO, HZ, RS

2004 Rev: $21.4 mil.

62. Universal Environmental Inc.1

Peachtree City, GA • Michael Togneri

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 85

Svcs: CO, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $20.0 mil.

63. American Waste Industries1

Sun Valley, CA • Mego Godamanian

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 164

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $19.3 mil.

64. Aspen Waste Systems1

Minneapolis, MN • Robert Kircher

Last Year's Rank: 68

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 95

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $19.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $21.0 mil.

65. Community Waste Disposal Inc.1

Dallas, TX • Greg Roemer

Last Year's Rank: 65

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 132

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $18.9 mil.

Projected Rev: $20.0 mil.

66. Newpark Environmental Svcs1

Lafayette, LA • Philip Carpenter

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 173

Svcs: CO, HZ, TF, TO

2004 Rev: $18.8 mil.

67. Skb Environmental Inc.1

Saint Paul, MN • Richard O'Gara

Last Year's Rank: 83

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 25

Svcs: CO, LF, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $18.7 mil.

Projected Rev: $20.0 mil.

68. Randy's Sanitation Inc.1

Delano, MN • Randy Roskowiak

Last Year's Rank: 67

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 125

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $18.6 mil.

Projected Rev: $20.0 mil.

69. That Sweediee Co.1

Houma, LA • Corey Callais

Last Year's Rank: 70

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 185

Svcs: CO

2004 Rev: $18.5 mil.

Projected Rev: $20.0 mil.

70. ABC Disposal Service Inc.1

New Bedford, MA • Laurinda Camara

Last Year's Rank: 83

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 145

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $17.3 mil.

Projected Rev: $18.5 mil.

71. Sanitary Service Co. Inc.1

Bellingham, WA • Paul Razore

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 85

Svcs: CO

2004 Rev: $16.7 mil.

Projected Rev: $17.5 mil.

72. Ace Solid Waste Inc.1

Ramsey, MN • Andy Schweizer

Last Year's Rank: 76

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 85

Svcs: CO, TF

2004 Rev: $16.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $17.0 mil.

72. Advanced Waste Services1

Milwaukee, WI • Michael Malatesta

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 75

Svcs: HZ, TO

2004 Rev: $16.0 mil

Projected Rev: $20.0 mil.

72. Veit Disposal Systems1

Rogers, MN • Vaugh Veit

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 75

Svcs: LF, RS, TF, HZ

2004 Rev: $16.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $19.0 mil.

75. BLT Recycling1

Oxnard, CA • Bernard Huberman

Last Year's Rank: 26

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind, Res.

Employees: 190

Svcs: RS, TF

2004 Rev: $15.7 mil.

Projected Rev: $45.0 mil.

76. Recycling Services Inc.1

Alexandria, VA • Ken Moran

Last Year's Rank: 81

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 150

Svcs: RS

2004 Rev: $15.4 mil.

77. Phillips Recycling Systems1

Saint Cloud, MN • Michael Roth

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Res.

Employees: 60

Svcs: RS, TF

2004 Rev: $15.3 mil.

78. Bluebonnet Waste Control1

Dallas, TX • Miguel Gonzales

Last Year's Rank: 76

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 115

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $15.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $15.0 mil.

79. Aragon Carting1

Saddle Brook, NJ • Peter Melliadis

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 121

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $14.9 mil.

80. Cockeys Enterprises Inc.1

Stevenson, MD • David Reed

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 75

Svcs: CO

2004 Rev: $14.8 mil.

80. Rubatino Refuse Removal Inc.1

Everett, WA • Edward Rubatino

Last Year's Rank: 80

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 62

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $14.8 mil.

Projected Rev: $15.0 mil.

82. Metropolitan Transfer Station1

Bronx, NY • Vincent Verrilli

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 10

Svcs: TF

2004 Rev: $14.0 mil.

83. Dick's Sanitation Inc.1

Lakeville, MN • Richard Clemmer

Last Year's Rank: 82

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 82

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $13.9 mil.

Projected Rev: $14.7 mil.

84. JRM Hauling & Recycling Services1

Peabody, MA • James Motzkin

Last Year's Rank: 60

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 100

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $13.4 mil.

Projected Rev: $21.0 mil.

85. American Waste Control Inc.1

Tulsa, OK • Kenneth F. Burkett

Last Year's Rank: 86

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 100

Svcs: CO

2004 Rev: $13.2 mil.

86. Blow Brothers - BBI Waste Industries1

Old Orchard Beach, ME • Archie St. Hilaire

Last Year's Rank: 88

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 110

Svcs: CO, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $13.1 mil.

Projected Rev: $15.9 mil.

87. Natures Choice Corp.1

Union, NJ • James Schafle

Last Year's Rank: 71

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 75

Svcs: CO, RS, TS

2004 Rev: $12.4 mil.

88. Artistic Waste Services1

Des Moines, IA • Anthony Colosimo

Last Year's Rank: 98

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 120

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $11.6 mil.

Projected Rev: $14.0 mil.

89. Gaeta Recycling Co.1

Paterson, NJ • Anthony Gaeta Jr.

Last Year's Rank: 94

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 92

Svcs: CO, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $11.2 mil.

Projected Rev: $13.5 mil.

90. CRP Sanitation Inc.1

Elmsford, NY • Richard Carbone

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 48

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $10.0 mil.

Projected Rev: $15.0 mil.

91. AERC Recycling Solution1

Allentown, PA • Robert Landmesser

Last Year's Rank: 92

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 80

Svcs: CO, HZ, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $9.8 mil.

92. American Waste Inc.1

Oklahoma City, OK • Roy Yokely

Last Year's Rank: 95

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 63

Svcs: CO, LF

2004 Rev: $9.5 mil.

Projected Rev: $12.0 mil.

93. AJ Catagnus

Norristown, PA • Anthony Catagnus

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 85

Svcs: RS, TF, TO

2004 Rev: $9.4 mil.

94. Ravenswood Disposal Service1

Chicago, IL • Branko Vardijan

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 85

Svcs: TF

2004 Rev: $8.8 mil.

Projected Rev: $9.3 mil.

95. Holmes Road Recycling Co. Inc.1

Houston, TX • Marty Rosenkrantz

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 18

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $8.5 mil.

96. Ray's Trash Service1

Clayton, IN • Donald Matthews

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 100

Svcs: CO, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $8.3 mil.

Projected Rev: $8.5 mil.

97. Fontanta Recycling Center1

Fontana, CA • Glenn Kim

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 25

Svcs: CO, RS

2004 Rev: $7.8 mil.

Projected Rev: $8.5 mil.

98. Strom Roy Refuse Removal Services1

Maywood, IL • Roy Strom

Last Year's Rank: 99

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 38

Svcs: CO, RS, TF

2004 Rev: $7.3 mil.

Projected Rev: $7.8 mil.

99. Tierra Verde Industries Inc.1

Irvine, CA • Arthur Kazarian

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind., Res.

Employees: 50

Svcs: RS, TF

2004 Rev: $6.6 mil.

Projected Rev: $10.0 mil.

100. TriRinse Inc.1

St. Louis, MO • Tim Shocklee

Last Year's Rank: NR

Public or Pvt: Private

Customers: Com./Ind.

Employees: 45

Svcs: CO, HZ, RS

2004 Rev: $5.5 mil.

Projected Rev: $6.0 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. TO: Transfer Only.