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60 Top Recycling Startups and Companies in Canada

This article showcases our top picks for the best Canada 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 Canada Recycling Startups

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Enerkem

Enerkem

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Enerkem is a cleantech company transforming waste into transportation biofuels, renewable chemicals, and everyday products.

Li-Cycle

Li-Cycle

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Li-Cycle is a clean technology company on a mission to leverage its innovative solutions to address an emerging and urgent global challenge.

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P&P Optica

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P&P Optica combines in-line smart imaging technology with data analytics in a novel way to help ensure the food they eat is safer.

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GreenMantra Technologies

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GreenMantra develops a proprietary catalytic process to economically produce commercial quality waxes and fuels by recycling plastics.

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Ostara

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Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies develops technology to remove polluting nutrients from waste water and recycles into fertilizers.

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Cascades Inc

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Cascades Inc is a North American tissue manufacturing and conversion company.

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Prairie Robotics

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Prairie Robotics is developing artificial intelligence that can sort the types of waste entering landfills.

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Pyrowave

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Pyrowave closes the loop of polymer lifecycle by bringing plastic waste back to life.

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CheckSammy

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CheckSammy is the next generation sustainability & bulk junk service solution for the global waste industry.

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Kruger Inc

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Kruger produces and markets FiloCell cellulose filaments that can confer properties and advantages to a wide range of products.

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Polystyvert

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Polystyvert is an innovative SME environmental company with a mission to recycle polystyrene

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ChopValue Manufacturing

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Recycling chopsticks into a wood composite used for designer art, furniture and millwork

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Waste Robotics

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Waste Robotics designs and delivers intelligent recycling robots to replace human pickers in recycling centres.

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EBI

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EBI offers integrated waste management, is a green energy producer and, has one of the largest fleets of natural gas trucks in Quebec.

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Hyperion Global Energy

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Hyperion Global Energy is developing modular carbon capture & recycling technology at a breakthrough industrial scale.

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BuyBack Booth

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BuyBack Booth is an equipped retailer in North America and get top value for your phones.

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Greyter

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Greyter offers smart water solutions that save water and money by reducing the water and waste water demands.

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RecycleSmart Solutions

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RecycleSmart Solutions is an increasing recycling content, and saving enterprises valuable time and money.

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New Rubber Technologies

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New Rubber Technologies is into devulcanization and reformulation of unique rubber materials, compounds and OEM-manufactured goods

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Forward Water Technologies

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A new water treatment process to lower costs and reduce the need for wastewater disposal during oil production.

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E2metrix

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E2metrix develops and commercializes wastewater and recirculated water systems to remove targeted contaminants for a variety of industries,

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Environmental Waste International

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EWS has advanced a patented microwave based process known as Reverse Polymerization.

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Leze the Label

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Leze the Label uses recycled materials to make workwear that not only looks great, but feels like pyjamas.

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Ronin8

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Ronin8 is a waste management firm that offers services for electronic waste management, metals and non-metals breakdown.

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Pyrocycle

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Pyrocycle developed a novel, non-polluting and cost-effective technology for recycling the electronic waste.

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Operation Take Two

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Operation Take Two is a social enterprise revolutionizing the global issue of waste by empowering communities to turn trash into treasure.

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UnBound Chemicals

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Unbound Chemicals develops the technology and equipment to become the world’s leaders in pharmaceutical ingredient recovery.

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TumblerShare

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TumblerShare helps coffee shops reduce disposable cups through their cup-sharing platform.

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Koncas

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Koncas is a construction, renovation and demolition material recycling company that also offers a container rental service.

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1-800-GOT-JUNK?

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The World’s Largest Junk Removal Service

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Latéral Innovations inc

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Latéral Innovations offers a complete waste container management system using Radio Frequency Idendification

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Matt & Nat

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Matt & Nat is a vegan line with collections focusing on creativity, functionality, color, and on being environmentally aware.

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Nexterra

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Nexterra delivers advanced gasification systems to self-generate clean, low cost heat and power using waste fuels.

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New Earth Waste Services

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New Earth Waste Services was established mid 2014 with plans of revitalizing the waste service industry.

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Liberty Utilities

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Liberty offers water, wastewater, electricity, and natural gas utility services to more than 800,000 customers in the USA and Canada.

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Diversys Software

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Diversys Software is a recycling management software that offers environmental services.

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Maglin Site Furniture

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Maglin is a leading North American manuf

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Klean Industries

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Klean Industries provides renewable energy, resource-recovery, and recycling solutions for institutional and industrial customers.

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American Iron & Metal

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American Iron & Metal is a precious metals recycling company located in Montreal.

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Shred-Tech

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Shred-Tech is designing and manufacturing mobile and stationary shredding and recycling systems.

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Labrie

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Labrie Enviroquip Group is a manufacturer of refuse collection vehicles and related parts.

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Progressive Waste Solutions

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Progressive Waste Solution’s story is one of innovation, growth and a commitment to environmental sustainability.

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Entosystem

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Entosystem uses innovative insect farming technologies to position themselves as a dominant player in the circular agriculture economy.

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Rothsay

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Rothsay engages in collecting, processing, and recycling edible and inedible food and animal by-products in Canada.

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Eco Safe

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Eco Safe provides recycling, waste management and environmental engineering services.

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Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation (ABCRC)

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It operates the collection & recycling of more than 130,000 different types of regulated, non-refillable beverage containers.

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Green Energy Services

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Green Energy Services is the recycling of production liners in the energy sector and one of the largest recyclers.

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Smithrite Disposal Ltd.

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Smithrite Disposal Ltd. is a waste disposal, recycling, and waste audit provider.

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Reusable Bubble Tea Cup

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Reusable Bubble Tea Cup focus on plastic waste while selling those cups to consumers, retailers & students for fundraising purposes.

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ERA

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ERA is a non profit organization founded in 2004 to address the growing problem of electronic waste and the pervasive digital divide.

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Environmental Material Science

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EMS is a technological solution provider dedicated to solving the contamination, environmental management and sustainability challenges.

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Super Save Group

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Super Save Group is a construction company located in Surrey.

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Earthcycle Packaging

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The latest technology with the cycle of nature in the design of durable, home compostable packaging made from ethically sourced.

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LiquiForce

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LiquiForce, a privately-owned company which serves public and private sector water and wastewater customers.

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Green Chair Recycling

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Green Chair Recycling is a locally owned waste management and consulting social enterprise.

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Boydel

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Boydel provides water treatment and cleaning-based solutions for industries.

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BluPlanet Recycling

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We provide waste recycling solutions for industry.

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Emerge Knowledge

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Emerge Knowledge is an information technology and waste management company located in Winnipeg.

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Waste Control Services

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Waste Control Services offers zero waste innovation facilities to all public communities such as recycling, waste and organic collection.

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Moderate Art and Furniture

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Moderate Art and Furniture restores, re-engines, converts and re-engines wood, metal and leather to create furniture and pieces of art.

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