Emterra Buys Bankrupt Michigan Waste and Recycling Firm Assets

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

December 13, 2012

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Emterra Buys Bankrupt Michigan Waste and Recycling Firm Assets

Emterra Environmental USA has bought a significant portion of the assets of the bankrupt Michigan waste and recycling company, Richfield Management, and affiliated firms.

The unit of the Burlington, Ontario-based Emterra Group Inc. said in a news release that the assets acquired for an undisclosed amount of the Flint, Mich.-based company include recycling and trash collection contracts for about 50 mid-Michigan communities plus the former Port Huron transfer station. Emterra will continue to provide residential, commercial and municipal service to all previous service areas except Oakland County. Those include the counties of Genesee, Tuscola, St. Clair, Huron, Lapeer and Sanilac.

An Emterra affiliated company purchased the Cove Landfill in Bad Axe, Huron County and renamed it Huron Landfill.

The purchase includes waste and recycling trucks, and more than 135 employees will continue with Emterra, said CEO Emmie Leung.

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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