When people first meet Maria Marin, they see a petite Latina business woman in the trash and recycling business, an industry that is dominated by men. Marin, CEO and founder of Unlimited Recycling, was inspired to start her company after receiving countless complaints about illegal dumping in the St. Clair River and Lake Huron during the time she worked for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. She decided to do something positive and launched her recycling business in 1999. She became certified as an SBA 8(a) contractor in 2004 and business started to take off.
In 2008, she received her first a five year recycling and trash disposal contract with the U.S. Department of Army, worth nearly $2,000,000, through the SBA 8(a) program. Since that time, Marin has increased her dumpster inventory to nearly 90 containers, purchased four additional trucks and added other services, including balers, compactors, and hospital cleanouts services. Unlimited Recycling is the... Read More