About us
About us

About Us

Thinking innovatively transforming waste to resources

Our Story

Our Story

Emterra Group is on a mission - to be a leader in creating and delivering products and services that enable people and businesses to become stewards of the environment and the future.

As a family owned and operated company, we are driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for waste resource recovery. We combine experience, innovation and leading-edge technology to design and deliver cost-effective recycling and waste reduction programs and advisory services.

From the early days of just one employee, to a diverse team of more than 1,100 employees, 30 locations and five distinct divisions, we are dedicated to our people and to providing the very best service to our customers and the communities that we work with.

At Emterra Environmental USA, we are proud to be your hometown choice! We take pride in providing every community we serve with outstanding service and we are proud when citizens recycle more and communities benefit from the sale of recyclable materials destined for a new life. We demonstrate this commitment every day by investing in people and equipment to improve and increase recycling.

Our Vision

We shall improve people's lives through regenerative economies and ecosystems

Our Values

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Safety First

We make safety a priority for ourselves, each other, our customers and for members of our communities.

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Customer-Centric

We are empowered to safely deliver quality, reliable, value-added and professional solutions to our customers.

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Employee Engagement

We believe people make things happen. We are committed to developing our employees and treating them fairly, equitably and with respect.

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Entrepreneurialism

We believe that entrepreneurship is a fundamental expression of the human spirit, freedom and ingenuity; it is the unique culmination of the visionary and the pragmatic, of both art and science.

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Integrity

We are honest and empower each other to act with integrity.

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Diversity

We recognize it is our diversity that creates innovation, promotes inclusivity and produces better outcomes for our customers' changing needs.

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Community

We strengthen the well-being of the communities in which we live and work through economic, social and environmental contributions.

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Sustainability

We strive to demonstrate environmental leadership in everything we do.

Our Founder

Our Founder

“I have a strong personal belief that there is value in everything and in everyone. That belief - coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit - compels me to view challenges not as barriers, but as opportunities; it has enabled me to build Emterra Group from a small, local curbside collector of cardboard into what it is today: one of the largest integrated resource management companies."

Emmie Leung,
Founder and CEO

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Community Care™

Emterra is committed to helping improve the environmental health and well-being of the communities in which we live and work. To that purpose, we created our Community Care program.

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We partner with local organizations to design and implement charitable giving programs. These programs not only donate funds to worthy community causes, but also heighten awareness around waste reduction, entice consumers and businesses to recycle more and link community health to sustainability.