May 28: The most recent update to this tracker is Atlanta-based Arrow Waste acquiring B Green Services, a hauler in Mableton, Georgia. B Green Services provides contracted residential, commercial and front-end load services. Its hauling services will be rebranded to Arrow, adding density to the company backed by Carr’s Hill Capital Partners Management. B Green’s junk and valet trash services will continue to be owned and operated by its founder, Emil Bekyarov, according to a release.

The waste and recycling industry's M&A activity has neared historic levels in recent years. 

Collective M&A spending by the U.S. solid waste industry's publicly traded companies approached an estimated $4.2 billion in 2023 and $6.3 billion in 2022. This total does not include deals involving companies with private equity or infrastructure fund backing, which have become increasingly active in recent years.

This tracker’s lists for 2021-2023 focused on deals executed by companies that primarily provide municipal solid waste or recycling services in the United States. As of 2024, our list also includes environmental services transactions and all deals in Canada.

We list acquirers in alphabetical order by their parent company or common operating name, which may differ from the specific legal entities involved in the acquisitions. Please send feedback or tips to waste.dive.editors@industrydive.com.

2024 U.S. and Canada waste and recycling M&A

List of mergers and acquisitions in the solid waste, recycling and environmental services sectors

2023 US waste and recycling M&A

List of mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. solid waste and recycling industry

2022 US waste and recycling M&A

List of mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. solid waste and recycling industry

2021 US waste and recycling M&A

List of mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. solid waste and recycling industry