Republic Services Buys Iowa Recycling Firm City Carton

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

March 2, 2015

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Republic Services Buys Iowa Recycling Firm City Carton

Republic Services Inc. has purchased Iowa City, Iowa-based City Carton Recycling for an undisclosed amount.

The Phoenix-based Republic acquired City Carton, which provides recycling services including computer destruction, carton recycling and sustainability audits for Iowa and the Midwest.

“City Carton’s team and platform further positions Republic for growth in our core service offerings, as well as expansion in eastern Iowa,” said Russ Knocke, Republic’s field communications director, said in an email.

City Carton will continue to provide curbside recycling.

Knocke said Republic will offer the same services as City Carton, as well as some expanded services. Republic will continue to employ 120 people at seven former City Carton facilities in eastern Iowa.

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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