• Beechwood, Ohio-based Wastequip announced the acquisition of Toter Inc., a manufacturer of plastic carts used in curbside recycling and waste collection based in Statesville, N.C. The acquisition is the largest in Wastequip's history.

  • Electronic Recyclers, a Fresno, Calif.-based e-waste reycler, has acquired ElectronCycle, of Gardner, Mass., in the first step of the company's announced plan for nationwide expansion.

  • According to a recent inventory conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there was a 1 percent increase in overall greenhouse gas emissions in 2005 compared to the previous year.

    The report indicates that the waste industry accounted for just more than 2 percent of the total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, while landfills accounted for nearly 24 percent of all methane emissions. For details, visit www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/usinventoryreport.html.

  • Hendrickson Trucking, based in Itasca, Ill., promoted Sean Coleman to director of program management and promoted Rick Johnson to director of information technology.

  • Houston-based WCA Waste Corporation acquired Klean Way Disposal, a nine-truck collection firm based in Springfield, Mo.

  • Victoria Garland was named the director of Solid Waste Services for the city of Charlotte, N.C.

  • Waste Services Inc., of Burlington, Ontario, acquired Phoenix-based Allied Waste's south Florida operations while simultaneously selling its Arizona operations to Allied.

    Waste Services also announced a $50 million increase to the term loans under its senior secured credit facility.

  • Nalgene Outdoor Products of Rochester, N.Y., launched “Refill Not Landfill,” an online pledge campaign aimed at culling disposable water bottles from the waste stream.