• Beaverton, Ore.-based software manufacturer Routeware joined with consulting firm LinLar Enterprises to offer waste haulers a new route auditing package.

  • Conyers, Ga.-based Pratt Industries opened a paper mill in Shreveport, La., that will produce 360,000 tons of 100 percent recycled containerboard a year. Pratt's new materials recovery facility is adjacent to the paper mill.

  • Burlington, Ontario, Canada-based Waste Services closed two acquisitions in Miami-Dade County, Fla. In one deal, the firm acquired Republic Services' operations and related assets in the county. In a second, Waste Services purchased DisposAll Inc.'s operations in the county. The combined purchase price of the deals is $48 million. Waste Services expects the deals to add approximately $28 million in annual revenue.

  • Longwood, Fla.-based Waste Pro purchased a 77,000-square-foot American LaFrance manufacturing facility in Seminole County, Fla. The site will be used as Waste Pro's central Florida headquarters. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

  • Veolia Environmental Services North America launched EnvironmentalPassion.com, a Web portal tied to the company's ongoing brand awareness campaign.