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COMPANY OVERVIEW

RoadRunner is on a mission to elevate and transform recycling in a world dominated by waste. Our success is built on delivering unprecedented value for customers by using proprietary technology and expertise to guarantee cost savings, increase recycling rates, and provide reliable services for businesses across all industries. 

FOUNDED

2014

EMPLOYEES

210+

TOTAL CAPITAL RAISED

$59M

INVESTORS

  • Adams Capital Management
  • e.Ventures
  • Greycroft
  • Franklin Templeton
  • Avery Dennison
  • Valo Ventures
  • FJ Labs

Operating markets

  • Austin, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Washington, DC

12/3/2020 - Pittsburgh Business Times

RoadRunner Recycling Ranked #3 in Best Places to Work Extra Large Category
RoadRunner Recycling is honored to have been named the #3 Best Place to Work in Western PA in the 'extra large' category. Companies were judged based on an online employee survey earlier this year and chosen in four categories based on the number of employees working in western Pennsylvania. Read More...

12/2/2020 - BizJournals

How RoadRunner Recycling is Engaging With its Remote Workers Virtually
Given all of the pandemic restrictions, an in-person event wasn’t an option. So RoadRunner's culture committee, which works to design and implement events and other programs for employees, opted to create an entirely virtual RoadRunner Day celebration this year. Read More...

10/21/2020 - Pittsburgh Business Times

RoadRunner Named Winner Of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Western PA
RoadRunner Recycling is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Western Pennsylvania in the 'extra large' business category. Companies were judged based on an online employee survey earlier this year and chosen in four categories based on the number of employees working in western Pennsylvania. Read More...

10/12/2020 - BizJournals

Pittsburgh Startup Takes Series C to $38.9M, Avery Dennison and Former Google Exec's VC Fund Add Another $10M
A Pittsburgh-based recycling startup that raised almost $29 million in March has brought in another $10 million from a strategic investor and a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. RoadRunner Recycling closed its oversubscribed Series C round in late September at $38.9 million, capped by investments by Avery Dennison Corp. and Valo Ventures. Read More...

9/24/2020 - Packaging Technology Today

Avery Dennison Launches Matrix Recycling Program with RoadRunner Recycling
Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials announced it has launched a scalable matrix recycling program with RoadRunner Recycling to help label converters achieve their zero waste-to-landfill goals. Read More...

9/1/2020 - GreenBiz

How AI and Robotics Are Shaping the MRF of the Future
RoadRunner Recycling has come to light for its machine learning technology, but you won’t find its brainchild in a MRF. Its customers are the waste generators: businesses in manufacturing; light industrial; health services, among niches. Read More...

8/28/2020 - EY.com

Earnst & Young Announces Graham Rihn as an Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Finalist
Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that founder and CEO, Graham Rihn, of RoadRunner Recycling was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 East Central Award finalist. Read More...

7/17/2020 - Chain Store Age

Forman Mills Cleans Up Waste Management Inconsistencies with RoadRunner
“For me, personally, RoadRunner is a one-stop-shop—From waste & recycling management to their help with new store setup and maintenance—their end-to-end services have been a huge benefit to Forman Mills,” said Ryan Solleder, senior director of retail development & acting director of stores, Forman Mills. Read More...

6/23/2020 - NPR

Pittsburgh-Based Start Up Creates a Smart Way To Recycle
A Pittsburgh-based startup is using technology to revolutionize the recycling industry. RoadRunner Recycling uses software designed to help businesses recycle more and save money. CEO Graham Rihn said it works by using Machine learning and AI which predicts the volume of materials a customer produces, and then creates smart routes that are posted to a mobile app. Read More...

5/24/2020 - Pittsburgh Business Times

Personalities of Pittsburgh: Graham Rihn with RoadRunner Recycling
Graham Rihn believes there is a better way for companies and organizations to recycle waste. This is why he launched RoadRunner Recycling Inc. in 2014 to not only improve a business’ recycling output, but also to help them save money while doing so. Read More...

4/22/2020 - Waste Dive

RoadRunner Recycling's $28.6M Funding Round To Fuel Expansion, Despite Pandemic
RoadRunner Recycling, a Pittsburgh-based startup, recently announced $28.6 million in Series C funding co-led by the firms e.venture and Greycroft. This will enable the company's expansion into 10 new cities starting with Austin, Texas in June after a slightly delay due to the pandemic. Expansions into Phoenix and San Diego are now targeted for later in the year. Read More...

3/17/2020 - Wall Street Journal

RoadRunner Raises $28.6 Million in Bid to Upend Recycling
Commercial waste-management startup RoadRunner Recycling Inc. raised $28.6 million as it seeks to expand and improve its artificial intelligence technology to make picking up recycling more efficient and cheaper for businesses. The fundraising comes as the recycling industry searches for financial sustainability amid bruising economic conditions in the sector, including depressed commodity prices and less demand from China. Read More...

3/17/2020 - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

RoadRunner Recycling, a Startup Using AI To Optimize Recycling Routes, Raises $28 Million
RoadRunner Recycling — a startup that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to help businesses, schools and factories improve their recycling operations — has raised more than $28 million to double its team and expand into new markets. Read More...

9/22/2020 - Press Release

RoadRunner Recycling Raises an Additional $10 Million from Avery Dennison and Valo Ventures to Close Oversubscribed Series C Round at $38.9 Million
RoadRunner Recycling, a leading technology-driven company transforming the traditional waste and recycling sector, today announced the closing of its oversubscribed Series C round with a $10 million total investment from Avery Dennison, the global leader in materials science and manufacturing, and Valo Ventures, the purpose-driven venture capital firm. Read More...

8/28/2020 - Press Release

EY Announces Graham Rihn of RoadRunner Recycling as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 East Central Award Finalist
RoadRunner Recycling, a leading technology-driven company transforming the traditional waste and recycling sector, today announced the closing of its oversubscribed Series C round with a $10 million total investment from Avery Dennison, the global leader in materials science and manufacturing, and Valo Ventures, the purpose-driven venture capital firm. Read More...

3/17/2020 - Press Release

RoadRunner Recycling Raises $28.6 Million in Series C Funding to Continue US Expansion, Double Team Size and Elevate Recycling in a World Dominated by Waste
RoadRunner Recycling, the innovative technology platform built for commercial recycling, today announced it raised a $28.6 million Series C financing round. The round was co-led by e.ventures and Greycroft with additional participation from Franklin Templeton and existing investors, Adams Capital Management and FJ Labs. The funds will be used to double the size of the company’s current team, invest in its world-class AI/machine learning technology, and continue its U.S. expansion in current markets and launch in up to 10 new markets. Read More...



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RoadRunner Recycling, Inc.
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Pittsburgh, PA 15222



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