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Waste Management Buys Ohio Waste, Recycling Firm Big OWaste Management Buys Ohio Waste, Recycling Firm Big O

Allan Gerlat

February 6, 2015

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Waste Management Buys Ohio Waste, Recycling Firm Big O

Waste Management Inc. has purchased Ohio waste and recycling firm Big O Refuse LLC for an undisclosed amount.

Waste Management acquired the Newark, Ohio-based Big O to give it the largest waste and recycling operation in the region, according to an e-mail from the Houston-based company. Big O provides a full range of recycling and waste collection services for residential, commercial and industrial customers.

The two companies will merger operations in the next 90 days, to maintain current customer service. The majority of Big O employees will join Waste Management.

Big O operates in eight counties. It serves 5,000 households in Newark, with 42 employees there.

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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