Waste Management to Close Washington C&D Unit

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

September 20, 2013

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Waste Management to Close Washington C&D Unit

Waste Management Inc. will close its construction and demolition (C&D) facility in Auburn, Wash.

Houston-based Waste Management blamed the decision on current economic realities.

The company bought the Glacier Recycling operation in 2010 and made a number of upgrades to the facility to expand its C&D recycling efforts, said Robin Freedman, Waste Management senior communications manager for the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, in an e-mail. Market conditions were strong at the time, but she said they dramatically changed and it no longer makes financial sense to remain open.

The operation employed 40, and Freeman says those employees will have other opportunities at the company or a severance package.

"We are the largest recycler in the (Pacific Northwest) and remain committed to manging these materials in a responsible way," she said. "Going forward, we are partnering with a Seattle C&D recycler, and our materials will be transported there."




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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