• Waste Industries USA Inc., Raleigh, N.C., has acquired Hammock Sanitation, Crossville, Tenn., Kellett's Sanitation Inc., Easley, S.C., and S&W Sanitation, Wilson, N.C.

  • Waste Pro USA Inc., Orlando, Fla., has acquired Island Disposal, Hilton Head, S.C., Preeling Industries, Live Oak, Fla., and HAL Industries, Chiefland, Fla.

  • Oakleaf Waste Management, East Hartford, Conn., has bought back its minority interest owned by Encompass Services Corp., Houston, giving the company 100 percent control of its operations.

  • The solid waste division of the Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge, La., has purchased Santee, Calif.-based LFG&E International's drilling division.


  • Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), Silver Spring, Md., Executive Director John Skinner represented the association at the meeting of the International Advisory Board of the United Nations International Environmental Technology Center in Osaka, Japan, on December 2002.

  • Autocar, Union City, Ind., has added 25 new locations to its dealer network.

  • Bob Brickner of Gersham. Brickner & Bratton Inc., Fairfax, Va., has been awarded a patent for a portable construction waste and demolition debris recycling system.

  • ITEC Environmental Systems

    , Oakdale, Calif., has signed a lease for a 6,900-square-foot building in Oakdale.

  • The Banta Corp., Menasha, Wis., has purchased and installed two PAC 4029 horizontal balers from American Baler Co., Bellevue, Ohio.

  • Franklin Environmental Services Inc., Wrentham, Mass., has filed bankruptcy and has received authority to sell all of its assets.

  • The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) has chosen Maine Plastics Inc., both of Chicago, as the official recycler of National Plastics Expo (NPE) 2003, to be held June 23-27, 2003.

  • Drivers at the Fairfax County, Va., I-66 transfer station have logged more than 5 million miles without a police-cited chargeable accident.