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Arizona County Agrees with Republic to Operate Landfill; Adds Rail Pact

Allan Gerlat

September 17, 2013

1 Min Read
Arizona County Agrees with Republic to Operate Landfill; Adds Rail Pact

Arizona’s La Paz County has agreed with Republic Services Inc. to operate its landfill and with a California county renewable energy generator to a waste-by-rail contract.

The county said in a news release that the agreements represent a new partnership approach combining the strengths of a municipally owned landfill with a waste and recycling company and an established rail operator.

The agreement with Phoenix-based Republic covers 10 years and provides a marketing role for the municipality. The county said the deal is worth more than $8 million for the public entity.

The country is entering the waste by rail market with its agreement with the Commerce (Calif.) Refuse to Energy Authority, a Los Angeles County renewable energy generator.

The landfill has more than 100 million tons of available airspace and a nearby rail siding with permitted right-of-way to the site. The county said it expects the new agreements to boost economic opportunities in the region.

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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