Who we are and what we do
RecycleMax.com ("RecycleMax") is a cutting-edge platform for commercial, industrial, institutional and governmental customers to manage waste recycling and disposal services. We're creating one place to connect all the dots of the recycling supply-chain globally. RecycleMax is based in Detroit, Michigan, and has a strong track record when it comes to solving waste management challenges large and small. In addition to our subscription-based online services, RecycleMax provides customers with one source for the environmentally sound management of its solid and liquid wastes while delivering significant cost-savings over traditional disposal.
RecycleMax was founded by Keith Zendler in 1995 after five years of successful recycling and waste management consulting and marketing for the waste management industry. The company survived a near-disastrous "crash" in market values during its first year that led to a very difficult startup phase, however, the strength of the RecycleMax business model kept the company alive and growing. RecycleMax expanded its service area from SE Michigan to 20 states, primarily the Midwest, Southeast and East Coast. Much of our growth came from contracts with national entities like the US Postal Service, GSA and large automotive companies. However, the 2008 Great Recession dealt a major blow to our industry and from 2008 to 2019, the company went into a sort of "hibernation mode" to re-group, re-tool, and re-energize. During this period, we undertook extensive market research in far-away places like India and developed our new web-based platform and model. 2021 marked our return to the market and our team and technology are ready for global growth and impact.
Our strategy has evolved over the years from being a local recycler with its own plant and fleet to a global waste manager with sales generated principally through our industry-first website and services outsourced to a network of recyclers, shredders and waste haulers.
A key strength has been providing user-friendly employee training & education (which motivates customer employees to produce more higher- quality recyclables and less waste for landfilling). RecycleMax has also mastered the design, implementation, and management of programs that maximize the recovery of recyclable commodities from a spectrum of facility types in what we call "Total Waste Management" (TWM). And because we’re not limited to our own fleet and processing facilities, we can provide customers with coast-to-coast and even global programs.
The disposal market has long been dominated by publicly owned and generally landfill-based companies which have traditionally given little real attention to recycling issues. We believe the industry is still open for a "recycling-based" solution to managing wastes. The recycling market is still highly fragmented and ripe for consolidation by a single-source provider like RecycleMax.
The $500 billion global recycling and waste management industry is projected to rise to $800 billion by 2025 (Waste Management Market by Waste Type, Report Buyer) as countries scramble to address climate change, environmental pollution and rising demand for material feed stocks to supply their growing populations and rising standards of living. RecycleMax is in an ideal position to serve this market as a manager of vast supplies of raw material “harvested” from its recycling and disposal customers.
Notwithstanding all the terrific business opportunities that recycling provides, our mission and heart for preserving our natural environment and helping people around the world live in clean communities has always stayed the same. We believe our successes in providing industry-leading programs for recycling and managing wastes here in the United States can provide the technology needed for developing nations around the planet. We are truly doing this for a world of good and hope you join us by choosing RecycleMax to manage wastes at your business or facility!
30+ years entrepreneur in waste management and recycling, 2007 & 2008 Inc. 500, 12+ years in civic technology leadership
11+ years in cloud technologies, app development, and distributed architecture, driving recycling innovation and efficiency.
Africa-based executive with 28+ years in global law, consultancy, and executive management
Experienced Sales Manager with a strong history of driving product and services revenue in Software, Enterprise IT, and IoT domains
Software Engineer and entrepreneur with 20+ years of tech sales, computer science, and business leadership
Our mission is to become the world leader in providing waste recycling & disposal technology and services that achieve:
The course taken to achieve our mission will undoubtedly vary as we respond to the dynamic conditions present in the world economy and as we strive to help customers recover increasing amounts of waste material for recycling. However, no matter what changes affect our business activities, these values will always govern our operations...
For over 30 years, RecycleMax® has been a leader in providing recycling and disposal services for commercial, industrial and institutional facilities across the country. We can provide your company with solutions to your recycling challenges that will work cost-effectively and conveniently for years to come.
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