Alumni Entrepreneurs

Joe Bushnell, 1973


Tacoma Recycling Co., Inc.

Type of Business

Environmental Services

Date of Operation

March 15, 1975 to present

Description of Business or Organization

Tacoma Recycling is a full line Recycling Center and Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). Starting in 1975, Tacoma Recycling has grown to be a major factor in the Recycling Services in the Western States. From humble beginnings in 1975, Tacoma Recycling has grown to over $6 million in annualized sales processing and over 96,000 million pounds of recycled material per year. Tacoma Recycling is directly responsible for sorting, packaging and shipping material throughout the Pacific Rim and is a major player in the container traffic at the Port of Tacoma. Tacoma Recycling is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Waste Connections Co. and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WCN.

Contact Information

2318 South Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA