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Waste Management Buys Oregon’s Oak Grove DisposalWaste Management Buys Oregon’s Oak Grove Disposal

Allan Gerlat

August 8, 2013

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Waste Management Buys Oregon’s Oak Grove Disposal

Waste Management Inc. has purchased Oak Grove Disposal Co. for an undisclosed amount.

The Houston-based Waste Management acquired the Clackamass, Ore.-based Oak Grove’s recycling and waste collection assets, which include commercial, residential and roll-off business, says Jackie Lang, spokeswoman for the company. The deal was completed Aug. 1.

Oak Grove serves the Oregon city of Milwaukie and Clackamass County. Lang says Oak Grove has 7,000 residential customers and 275 commercial customers.

Lang says the transition is going smoothly. “Over time we look to enhance services in ways that may boost recycling and achieve greater sustainability.”

The drivers for Oak Grove are being relocated to Waste Management’s Portland facility.

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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