The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which editor/analyst Isaac Pino and editor/analyst Austin Smith discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin and Isaac look at the trash collection industry to expose a strong company that investors should consider for their portfolios. Many companies in this area were able to weather the economic downturn over the past few years. The most diversified players not only generate cash and strong margins, but they continue to invest in growth opportunities. Find out which company Isaac likes for the year ahead.

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