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WCA Waste Set to Acquire Live Earth LLC

Houston-based WCA Waste Corp. has signed a letter of intent to acquire the operations of Live Earth LLC. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Live Earth’s assets include the Sunny Farms Landfill, a 457-acre facility in Seneca County, Ohio, that accepts municipal solid waste, industrial waste, and construction and demolition debris; and Champion City Recovery, a transfer station south of Boston that is permitted to accept up to 1,000 tons of waste per day; and a rail haul operation that transports waste from the East Coast to the Sunny Farms site.

“We are very excited about the proposed Live Earth acquisition,” said Tom Fatjo, chairman of WCA, in a press release. “Successful completion of this transaction will expand our footprint into the Midwest and East Coast, which we believe will increase our acquisition pipeline beyond the current focus area. We are pleased that Chris Valerian, CEO of Live Earth, has agreed to stay and operate the Sunny Farm Landfill and the East Coast rail operations.”