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2015 featured a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions activity Most of the activity consisted of the big players snapping up local and regional haulersnbspMany of the industry39s big players notably Advanced Disposal Waste Connections and Waste Management were frequent acquirers in 2015In the biggest deal of the year Stericyclenbspagreed to purchase information destruction firm Shredit International for 23 billion
The potential of New York City moving to a franchising arrangement for its waste and recycling contracts was the subject of much controversy during the course of the yearStudy Claims New York City Public Waste Hauling Double Private SectorNew York City Group Makes Waste Recommendations NWRA Balks at FranchisingAre Franchising Agreements the Future of Waste  Recycling in Urban Areas