Allied Waste Services is one of the largest nonhazardous solid waste management companies in the United States. Allied Waste's network of nearly 315 collection companies provides collection services to more than 10 million customers nationwide. The company serves residential customers under individual household subscriptions, as well as municipal contracts. In addition, it serves industrial and commercial customers throughout the country by providing customized nonhazardous solid waste disposal services for local, regional and national accounts. Allied Waste owns and operates nearly 170 active landfills throughout the country. Its landfill professionals employ advanced methods to maintain the landfills and protect the environment, while meeting or exceeding all federal, state and local regulations. The company s 55-plus recycling facilities offer waste-handling and collection services, as well as educational programs in certain markets. It recycles more than 1.7 million tons of recyclable commodities a year that includes paper, glass and plastics and reusable construction debris. Allied Waste maintains operations in Scottsdale, Ariz.