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Rizzo Buys Royal Oak Recycling in Michigan DealRizzo Buys Royal Oak Recycling in Michigan Deal

Allan Gerlat

November 12, 2013

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Rizzo Buys Royal Oak Recycling in Michigan Deal

Rizzo Environmental Services (RES) Inc. has acquired Royal Oak Recycling for an undisclosed amount.

The Sterling Heights, Mich.-based Rizzo purchased the Royal Oak, Mich.-based company, which officially is V & M Corp., a Midwest recycler of paper, plastic and metal materials. Royal Oak’s offerings include the collection, sorting and processing of those materials, the firm said in a news release.

The purchase brings Rizzo into the recycling market with significant scale. “Royal Oak Recycling has a great reputation as an area leader in recycling,” said Chuck Rizzo Jr., CEO of Rizzo Environmental. “RES’ emphasis in promoting recycling made this acquisition a priority for us.”

Habib Mamou, president of Royal Oak Recycling, will now serve as the head of RES’ recycling division.

Rizzo provides curbside collection service for municipal solid waste (MSW), recycling and composting, as well as commercial collection in southeast Michigan. The company serves 31 municipalities in three counties 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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