Allan Gerlat, News Editor

April 16, 2014

1 Min Read
Group Forms Waste, Recycling Hauling Firm Earthwise Disposal

A group has formed a new waste and recycling hauling firm based in Des Moines, Iowa, known as Earthwise Disposal.

“The commercial sector of the waste stream in metro Des Moines, which accounts for 76 percent of the waste stream, is being underserved with the lack of options available for comprehensive waste stream management systems,” said Mick Barry, Earthwise co-owner and recycling industry veteran. He said the company’s waste and recycling services for central Iowa include document destruction and security, and organic and food waste composting.

Initially the company, which formed earlier this year as Greenwaste LLC but will be doing business as Earthwise Disposal, will focus on the residential and commercial roll-off business within the Des Moines metropolitan area.  It also will emphasize building a commercial front load waste and recycling route.  

Todd Mendenhall, president of Cleaning Connection Inc., is also a co-owner. Barry has been president of M2B2 LLC.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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