SizeUp Reveals Best U.S. States for Recycling Businesses

Free online business intelligence tool ranks Northeastern states highest based on per capita revenues

Aug 14, 2013, 11:55 ET from SizeUp

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Where do Americans recycle most?  The states of Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont and Delaware generate the most revenue for recycling centers based on population size, according to the free business intelligence website SizeUp (  SizeUp recently launched a "Best Places" tool that allows users to rank the best cities, metro areas and states for every industry in America.

"We were interested to see that states in the Northeastern U.S. have the most successful recycling centers," said Anatalio Ubalde, CEO of SizeUp. "Since many recycling centers make money through government contracts, our list is one measure of each state's level of commitment to sustainability programs."   

SizeUp creates best places lists by super crunching millions of data points from both public and private sources, based on the most current data available.  SizeUp's data can be filtered by city, county, metro, and state, and also by criteria such as highest revenue per capita, most underserved markets, average annual revenue, employees and more, allowing decision-makers to find information that is most relevant to them.

"Our free tool can help executives identify locations for new operations, suppliers, employees, and more, in a matter of seconds," said Ubalde.

Based on per capita revenues, the top ten U.S. states for recycling centers are:

  1. Connecticut          
  2. New Jersey          
  3. Vermont   
  4. Delaware  
  5. Iowa          
  6. Illinois       
  7. Arkansas  
  8. Oregon     
  9. Kentucky  
  10. Washington          

View a map of the top U.S. states for recycling centers here:

Visitors can also view reports for the top-performing U.S. cities and metros. Any of these reports can be embedded in another website by clicking the "Share" button above the map.

About SizeUp

SizeUp ( is a business intelligence website that helps small businesses become smarter, more profitable, and more competitive. It enables small business owners to benchmark themselves against competitors, find the best places to advertise, and map their competitors, customers, and suppliers.  SizeUp is a service of GIS Planning (, the world leader in online economic development solutions.  SizeUp launched in late 2011 as a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist, and now powers the online services to small businesses offered on the U.S. Small Business Administration website.