Waste Management to Acquire Glacier Recycle

Houston-based Waste Management has reached an agreement to purchase Auburn, Wash.-based Glacier Recycle, which provides construction debris recycling. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

In a statement, Dean Kattler, Waste Managements vice president-Pacific Northwest, said the Glacier acquisition will significantly expand Waste Managements construction recycling in the Puget Sound region. It will also position WM to provide services to support the continued growth of green building and LEED certification across the region, a company press release said.

This is good news for everyone who wants to see less waste going into landfills, Kattler said in the press release. It is part of Waste Managements increasing focus on reducing waste, recovering materials from the waste stream and putting waste to its highest and best use.