The Buying Season

Advanced Disposal, Republic and Veolia complete acquisitions this summer.

Summer is traditionally a fairly quiet time for news, but some haulers have made some noise this year with acquisitions. In August, Advanced Disposal Services of Jacksonville, Fla., acquired Construction Waste Services, which operates in the greater Charlotte, N.C., area. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

With the deal, Advanced Disposal acquired 11 trucks, 522 roll-off containers and seven commercial roll-off routes. "We're pleased to add to our commercial customer base in the Charlotte market through this acquisition, which affirms our strategy to grow our Carolinas operation," said Advanced Disposal's Mid-South Area President Gerald Greene in a press release.

In July, Republic Services reached an agreement to purchase Evergreen Recycling, a Las Vegas-based provider of commercial recycling services. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. "With the Evergreen acquisition, Republic Services takes a giant step closer to providing the most comprehensive residential and commercial recycling programs in the Southwest, with a goal of reaching the highest waste diversion rates possible," said Bob Coyle, vice president of government relations and public affairs for Republic Services of Southern Nevada, in a statement.

In July, Veolia ES Solid Waste Inc. purchased assets owned by Indiana Waste Systems of Monticello, Ind. The deal netted the Milwaukee-based firm seven rear load vehicles, four roll-off trucks, 820 containers, 80 roll-off boxes, and a transfer station. Jeff VanWeelden, Indiana Waste's owner and operator, will join Veolia.

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