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Santek Buys 2 Waste Companies in Southeast

Santek Waste Services Inc. has bought two waste companies to give it a stronger presence in the Southeast.

The Cleveland, Tenn.-based Santek acquired City Disposal Services LLC (CDS) and Chattanooga Transfer LLC for an undisclosed amount, the company said in a news release.

The transaction includes all of CDS’s residential, commercial and industrial waste collection customers as well as a transfer station in Chattanooga, Tenn. CDS and Chattanooga Transfer will become wholly owned subsidiaries of Santek. Santek Environmental of Tennessee LLC will manage Environmental Materials’ construction and demolition landfill in Harrison, Tenn. That is a landfill management operation still owned by CDS owner Ray Marler. Chattanoga Transfer is a transfer station, says Cheryl Dunson, Santek executive vice president of marketing.

“Our merger with City Disposal is a natural extension of our existing service area and will give us a more dominant presence in the Chattanooga-North Georgia market,” said Santek President Edward Caylor. He said the company is evaluating other opportunities “which are strategic to our landfill partnerships with local governments.”

The company said it will integrate all existing CDS employees into Santek’s workforce. Marler will continue working with Santek in a consulting capacity. Santek employs 300.

Santek manages 12 municipally owned landfills and three transfer stations in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Texas. The company has been in business for 25 years.


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