Did you know our very first recyclers and brokers ranking wasn't a ranking at all?
We published a directory of companies in 1993. Our first sales-based ranking came out in 1998, and for these 22 years, we have tracked 459 unique firms that have sold material on the open market.
In 2010, we changed our method of ranking to reflect reprocessed volume of material, rather than material sales. Some 78.3 billion pounds have been tracked since that change. The average volume per company has risen 113 percent to 55.8 million pounds annually.