North America's two largest garbage and recycling companies say recovered materials values increased during the second quarter, giving them revenue boosts.
Waste Management and Republic Services each reported slight bumps in commodities sales revenues. Waste Connections, on the other hand, experienced a decrease, attributing the drop to low recovered plastics prices.
"This is the first revenue increase resulting from commodity price increases since the fourth quarter of 2013," Waste Management reported.
The following is a breakdown of revenues for the three largest publicly traded companies involved in residential recycling in North America.