Clean Harbors is a provider of environmental, energy and industrial services and largest hazardous waste disposal company. The Company provides a broad range of hazardous material management and disposal services including the collection, packaging, transportation, recycling, treatment and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. It also provides a wide variety of environmental cleanup services on customer sites or other locations on a scheduled or emergency response basis. Clean Harbors offers industrial and specialty services, such as high-pressure and chemical cleaning, catalyst handling, decoking, material processing and industrial lodging services to refineries, chemical plants, pulp and paper mills, and other industrial facilities. The Company is also engaged in exploration, surface rentals, solids control, and environmental services to the energy sector serving oil and gas exploration, production, and power generation. 

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Norwell, US
Size (employees)
12,400 (est)
Clean Harbors was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Norwell, US
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Key People/Management at Clean Harbors

Alan S. McKim

Alan S. McKim

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Eric Gerstenberg

Eric Gerstenberg

Chief Operating Officer
Michael Twohig

Michael Twohig

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Michael Battles

Michael Battles

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Clean Harbors Office Locations

Clean Harbors has offices in Wichita, Weymouth, West Point, South Portland and in 83 other locations
Norwell, US (HQ)
42 Longwater Dr
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Clean Harbors Financials and Metrics

Clean Harbors Financials

Clean Harbors's revenue was reported to be $2.94 b in FY, 2017 which is a 6.9% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2017)

2.9 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %


Gross profit (FY, 2017)

882.3 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

100.7 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

127.8 m

Market capitalization (18-Apr-2018)

2.8 b

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

319.4 m


4.1 b
Clean Harbors's current market capitalization is $2.8 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


3.5 b3.4 b3.3 b2.8 b2.9 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

2.5 b2.4 b2.4 b1.9 b2.1 b

Gross profit

967 m959.8 m918.3 m822.4 m882.3 m
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


732.5 m936.2 m893.4 m636.1 m697.5 m729.5 m688.9 m752.8 m755.8 m

Cost of goods sold

546.5 m652.7 m634.6 m464.3 m480 m491.9 m496.6 m519.8 m519.6 m

Gross profit

186 m283.5 m258.7 m171.8 m217.5 m237.6 m192.4 m233 m236.3 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


310.1 m246.9 m184.7 m307 m319.4 m

Accounts Receivable

579.4 m557.1 m496 m496.2 m528.9 m

Prepaid Expenses

56.1 m35.2 m

Current Assets

1.2 b1.1 b921.2 m1.1 b1.2 b
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


233.7 m173.6 m179.2 m355.3 m352.9 m257.9 m297.4 m446.4 m361.7 m

Accounts Receivable

521.6 m684.9 m600.3 m458.3 m503.7 m512.4 m480 m512.4 m531.7 m

Current Assets

1 b1.2 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1 b1.1 b1.2 b1.2 b


1.5 b1.6 b1.5 b1.6 b1.6 b1.6 b1.6 b1.6 b1.6 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

95.6 m(28.3 m)44.1 m(39.9 m)100.7 m

Depreciation and Amortization

264.4 m276.1 m274.2 m287 m288.4 m


(1.1 m)(21.3 m)14.1 m(16.1 m)(5 m)

Accounts Payable

37.1 m(52 m)(16.3 m)(3.5 m)(10.7 m)
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

7.1 m3.3 m43.5 m(20.9 m)(16.9 m)(27.2 m)(21.4 m)4.5 m16.5 m

Depreciation and Amortization

68.4 m136.1 m205.2 m68.9 m142.3 m215.7 m72.4 m143.9 m216.9 m


22.1 m17.7 m14.7 m(2.9 m)(1.1 m)(13.7 m)(2.7 m)(6.3 m)(5 m)

Accounts Payable

2.6 m108.6 m47.1 m(36.2 m)(8.4 m)(12 m)(13.6 m)(2.7 m)(7.1 m)
USDY, 2017


32 x


14.3 x


237.5 k


1.4 x


0.4 x

Financial Leverage

3.1 x
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Clean Harbors Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


400 450 475 465

Patents (foreign)

20 22 13 9

Trademark Applications

19 24 16 13

Trademarks (US)

69 70 69 78
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Clean Harbors Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Versant Energy Services, LP
Safety-Kleen, Inc.
Safety-Kleen International Asia Investment Company Limited
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc.
Sanitherm USA, Inc.
Service Chemical, LLC
SK D’Incineration
SK Servicios Ambientales Administrativos, S. de R.L. de C.V.
The Solvents Recovery Service of New Jersey, Inc.
Tulsa Disposal, LLC
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