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Which are the biggest residential trash companies?

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The waste and refuse industry in the United States is made up of over 20,000 different companies, the two largest of which are Waste Management and Republic Services as of 2015. Each of these companies has a significant share of the residential waste collection market and is publicly traded.

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Waste Management is the largest residential trash collection company in North America. The company has over 20 million customers in the United State and Canada and 21,000 waste disposal trucks that make up the largest trucking fleet in America.

Republic Services became the second largest residential waste company after it purchased its competitor, Allied Waste, for $6.1 billion in 2008. Republic serves over 28,000 communities in the United States.

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