- WCA Waste Corporation said it has acquired a key player in the Kansas City market, Town & Country Disposal. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
- Town & Country's assets include more than 100 collection vehicles, a solid waste transfer station and a state-of-the-art MRF.
- CEO William K. Caesar, who joined WCA after leaving Waste Management, said expansion into Kansas City had been a key goal for long-term growth.
Kansas City was ripe, as there were only two other fully-integrated waste companies in that market. The acquisition further positions WCA, which has a presence in central Missouri, to continue to move into a new part of the state. Earlier this year, WCA acquired Kansas City's Manchester Transfer Station.
It has been a busy year for WCA, which in April made significant mergers and acquisitions, following a trend throughout the industry this year.
But, in the midst of growth is an issue in the company's backyard. Houston area residents have lodged complaints about WCA's services, causing a disconnect between the city and the disposal company.