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November 21, 2011
Waste Management Inc. of Florida has bought a single-stream recycling facility in Miami for an undisclosed amount.
The subsidiary of the Houston-based Waste Management bought Southeastern Recycling in Miami, a recycling facility that covers 100,000 square feet and serves more than 1,000 commercial customers in the south Florida counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. The facility employs more than 100.
“The acquisition of Southeastern Recycling expands our capabilities of processing single-stream commercial and residential recycling materials and allows us to meet the growing needs of our customers in south Florida,” said area vice president Tim Hawkins, in a news release.
Waste Management currently operates the Reuter Recycling Center in Pembroke Pines, Fla., which it claims is the largest residential single-stream recycling facility in the southeastern United States and can process more than 20,000 tons of materials each month. Together, the two facilities will support expanded opportunities for residential and commercial single-stream recycling in south Florida, the company said.
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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