Acquisitions have always been a key feature of the U.S. waste and recycling industry, with ups and downs driven by changes in the regulatory or business environment, but 2021 is on track to be a banner year.
Many people involved in the space say activity may be at a record high. Concern over potential capital gains tax changes, labor challenges, pandemic exhaustion and evolving environmental regulations are among the most commonly cited reasons. Within this landscape, numerous major public and private companies are buying up competitors and projecting big plans for expansion.
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