Waste Management Buys Minnesota Waste and Recycling Firm

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

July 11, 2012

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Waste Management Buys Minnesota Waste and Recycling Firm

Waste Management Inc. has bought a Minnesota waste and recycling company for an undisclosed amount.

The Houston-based Waste Management bought Affordable Disposal and Recycling LLC, based in St. Joseph, Minn., according to Julie Ketchum, director of government affairs for the Minnesota and Wisconsin area.

Affordable Disposal has about 2,000 residential and about 150 commercial accounts, she says.  The company’s website says it serves 18 communities in central Minnesota.

The company has six employees and six trucks.

Ketchum says the acquisition will be a seamless transition, and the company expects rates to stay the same for at least a year.

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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