Feb. 21: The most recent updates to this tracker are:

  • GFL Environmental recently acquired Wisconsin-based Durand Sanitation, according to a notice to customers. The small family-owned hauler, which had operated in western Wisconsin for over 30 years, is located near GFL’s existing operations in Chippewa Falls.
  • Amlon has acquired Texas-based EcoWerks, an industrial wastewater and oil recovery company. EcoWerks operates a nonhazardous treatment, storage, and disposal facility, as well as a non-hazardous pre-treatment plant. Amlon is backed by private equity firm Heartwood Partners.
  • LyondellBasell has acquired certain mechanical recycling and rigid plastic processing assets from PreZero in California. This includes leasing a processing facility in Jurupa Valley that has production capacity of approximately 50 million pounds per year. LyondellBasell said it plans to create postconsumer resins for its CirculenRecover brand that can be used in various types of packaging.

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 $6.3 billion in 2022, with 2023 data still pending. 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