GFL Environmental Inc. is a leading North American environmental services company headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. The company was founded in 2007 by Patrick Dovigi with the goal of becoming the largest privately-owned environmental services company in North America. Since then, GFL has grown rapidly through acquisitions and now operates in all Canadian provinces, 27 U.S. states, and the District of Columbia.
GFL offers a range of waste management and environmental services, including solid waste management, liquid waste management, soil remediation, and used oil recycling. The company also provides infrastructure services such as excavation, demolition, and site remediation. GFL serves a diverse range of customers, including residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal clients.
In 2019, GFL Environmental Inc. announced its initial public offering (IPO) on the Toronto Stock Exchange, making it the largest IPO in Canadian history. The company raised CAD 1.4 billion through the IPO, which was used to pay down debt and fund future acquisitions. GFL Environmental Inc. is also listed on the New York Stock Exchange with the symbol GFL.
Since going public, GFL has continued to expand through strategic acquisitions. In 2020, the company acquired the Canadian operations of Terrapure Environmental Ltd., a leading provider of environmental services. In the same year, GFL also acquired the assets of WCA Waste Corporation, a solid waste management company based in Houston, Texas.
GFL Environmental Inc. is committed to sustainability and reducing its environmental impact. The company has set a goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030 and aims to divert 85% of waste from landfills by 2025. GFL has also implemented a number of initiatives to increase its use of renewable energy, including the installation of solar panels at several of its facilities.