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23 Most Innovative Chicago Based Recycling Companies & Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best Chicago based Recycling companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Recycling industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Chicago Recycling Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Rheaply

Rheaply

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Rheaply’s platform enables organizations to exchange materials and resources more effectively, eliminating unnecessary waste and spend.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

PartsTrader Markets Limited

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Online marketplace for auto parts trading more than $1.4B per annum with tens of thousands of business users in the US and New Zealand.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Everywhere Apparel

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Everywhere Apparel manufactures clothes created from recycled textiles intended to clean the earth while clothing the planet.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

LKQ Corporation

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LKQ Corporation is the largest nationwide provider of alternative collision replacement parts and a leading provider of recycled engines

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Sims Recycling Solutions

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Sims Recycling Solutions uses comprehensive recovery processes to unlock the value in electronic business assets whilst providing high

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Scrap Metal Services

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Scrap Metal Services is a supplier of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap commodities to both domestic and international consumers.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

USAgain

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USAgain operates for people and planet, collecting reusable clothes and shoes to be re-worn, and reused.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Chicago Heights Steel

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Chicago Heights Steel recycles rail steels into usable products applicable in farms, ranches, cities and job sites.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Imperial Zinc

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Imperial Zinc manufacturers of zinc alloys and zinc anodes, that produces and distributes metal products, and offers zinc, specs products.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Marcells Paper & Metal

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Marcells Paper & Metal provides recycling, document shredding, and waste collection services.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Re-Poly

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Re-Poly developed a unique process to transform hard-to-recover, post-consumer plastics into the types of consistent.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Loop Paper Recycling

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Loop Paper Recycling offers Bale Route Service, Book Recycling, Box Truck Services, Customized Recycling Services, E-Recycling Services.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Smart Tow Inc

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Cash For Junk Cars Chicago is a leader in junk car removal in chicago. We pay top dollar for your junk car.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

R4 Services

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R4 Services offers hard drive destruction, document storage, and vault services.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Build Reuse

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Build Reuse provides recovery, reuse, and recycling of building materials.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

A & A Midwest

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A & A Midwest specializes in auto wrecking, auto recycling, export, and aftermarket services.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Resource Management Companies

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RMC owns and operates material recovery facilities that acquire, receive, process, and commercialize recyclable materials.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

AVA Recycling

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Ava Recycling is a recycling company that is specialized in electronic recycling, de-manufacturing of computers & electronics.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Urban Remains

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Urban Remains focuses on the reclamation of American architectural artifacts, antiques and other oddities.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

RMG

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RMG specializes in ferrous, non-ferrous scrap, electronics recycling, IT asset conversion, stevedoring, and warehousing services

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Continental Paper Grading

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Continental Paper Grading is a waste paper brokerage engaged in recycling and international brokering of scrap paper and plastics products.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Alpha Metal Recycling

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Alpha Metal Recycling offers every type of container equipment for storage and removal of scrap, with pick-up by trucks.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

K. Hoving

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K. Hoving provides waste management services.

Written by Mark Smith

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