May 1, 2007
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.