FCC Environmental Services recently purchased Houston Waste Solutions, which it described as “one of the largest commercial solid waste collection companies in the Houston metropolitan area.”
The deal, announced in mid-December, is FCC’s second acquisition so far. Houston Waste Solutions services more than 3,000 commercial and industrial customers with a fleet of 40 trucks and 70 employees. The company also operates a C&D transfer station in Houston.
Houston Waste Solutions was founded in 2012 and has also grown through acquisitions of its own, including the 2017 purchase of Houston Waste Services.
FCC had been organically growing its own commercial collection in the area, but this acquisition expands that footprint. The company has a single-stream MRF in Houston, which it constructed following the award of a major recycling contract in 2018. FCC moved its headquarters to the city as a result. FCC also has a growing presence in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, where it purchased Premier Waste Services in late 2021.
The company has operations in California, Florida, Iowa and Nebraska. Its strategy has largely focused on expanding into new markets via municipal contract awards and then building out operations around those hubs. Recent contract wins for FCC include Placer County, California, and Palm Coast, Florida, among others.
FCC Environmental is part of the multinational FCC Group, which has been operating for more than 100 years and has a range of businesses in environmental services, water, construction and other sectors across dozens of countries.
This is one of multiple waste acquisitions that closed in Texas last year. Other 2022 deals in the Houston metro area include GFL Environmental purchasing Sprint Waste Services and Waste Connections buying Lone Star Disposal.