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  • Recycling sorter at Waste Management MRF
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    WM credits cost savings, strong EBITDA margins for positive Q1

    CEO Jim Fish said the company “outperformed our own high expectations” for Q1 through cost savings in labor and operations. Expiring RNG tax credits and anticipated MRF upgrade costs are expected to become headwinds.

    By April 25, 2024
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    Waste Connections seeing labor retention improvements as it eyes ‘record’ M&A year

    The company reported better-than-expected revenue for a quarter which included a sizable acquisition in Indiana. CEO Ron Mittelstaedt also shared updated thoughts on how PFAS regulations will affect the sector.

    By April 25, 2024
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    Sponsored by Reworld™

    Common wastewater challenges and how to solve them

    For many businesses, wastewater offers unique challenges that require best-in-class solutions.

    April 22, 2024
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    Q&A

    Stericycle executive talks sustainability, long-term efficiency plans

    Cory White, Stericycle’s chief commercial officer, says data insights and customer demand are driving the company’s long-term sustainability strategy, including through fleet optimization, recycling and other efficiencies.

    By April 16, 2024
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    Waste Connections alleges broker Haulla stole business by impersonating customers

    Waste Connections says Haulla, part of Ecube Labs, illegally used its online platform to steal customers in Texas. Haulla’s website offers to help new customers break contracts with their existing haulers.

    By April 11, 2024
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    CNG vehicles, now mainstream, remain popular options for the waste industry

    While electric vehicles are gaining more attention, waste companies and vendors such as Labrie Group say demand for compressed natural gas vehicles is growing as an alternative to diesel.

    By Barbara Hesselgrave • Updated April 11, 2024
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    Filco Carting hires CFO with Macquarie, Tunnel Hill experience

    Dymah Paige joined the company as it prepares to start servicing commercial waste zones in New York City and scales up municipal contracts in New Jersey — where it recently prevailed in a court battle.

    By April 9, 2024
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    Retrieved from LJP Waste Solutions on April 05, 2024
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    LJP Waste Solutions names new CEO as part of growth plan

    Michael Malatesta, an industry veteran with experience building companies that were sold to Covanta and VLS, is joining the Minnesota-based waste and recycling company.

    By April 5, 2024
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    GFL acquires sizable Florida C&D company Angelo’s Recycled Materials

    The family-run operation includes a C&D landfill and multiple locations. GFL Environmental CEO Patrick Dovigi previously said the deal would constitute about half of the company’s spending on M&A for the year.

    By Updated April 4, 2024
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    EPA finalizes accelerated zero-emissions transition for heavy-duty fleets

    The final rule was softened somewhat from an initial proposal but still sets a swifter emissions reductions pathway than was previously required nationwide. Major waste companies reported they could face higher costs. 

    By April 2, 2024
  • The cabin of a waste truck is featured prominently. It sits on a white gravel road with brush behind it.
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    Permission granted by Frontier Waste Solutions
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    Frontier Waste Solutions’ first landfill purchase rides fast-growing market

    The company recently acquired a newly built C&D landfill, adding to its growing footprint in North Texas and throughout the state. CEO John Gustafson discussed Frontier’s continued plans for expansion.

    By March 28, 2024
  • Several large plastic waste bins sit directly in front of a building in a fenced-off area. One of them reads "Food & Yard Waste"
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    NYC containerization

    Otto selected for contract to provide 3.2M ‘NYC Waste Bins’

    The company would provide rolling bins for roughly 765,000 residential buildings across the city. The contract would take effect after a hearing scheduled for April 8.

    By March 25, 2024
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    Collection trucks get AI upgrades to fight contamination

    Truck-mounted, AI-enabled cameras are helping haulers identify and measure recycling contamination in real time, allowing them to communicate directly with customers on how to improve. Many haulers, including WM, use the tech.

    By March 22, 2024
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    Q&A

    SWANA CEO envisions collaborative environment to build safety, culture

    Amy Lestition Burke, SWANA’s new CEO, says building partnerships can make the industry and the organization stronger and better resourced to take on climate change and an evolving workforce.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Bidirectional charging could unlock new potential for waste fleet electrification

    A recent pilot by Veolia in the UK could lead to a future where electric trucks can feed energy back into the grid rather than just paying for it. But the U.S. market is still in the early stages of incorporating EV technology.

    By David Richardson • March 18, 2024
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    Major Rubicon shareholder looks to take the company private

    Shareholder Jose Miguel Enrich proposed acquiring the company for the price of its outstanding shares, which have been trading below $1 since February.

    By March 15, 2024
  • A waste truck sits in a parking lot with the words 'TEAMSTERS 104' painted on the pavement in front of it.
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    Permission granted by International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 104
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    Republic Services workers ratify Phoenix contract following Teamsters negotiations

    The new contract will give employees a $1,000 bonus, boost pay and offer additional protections. Union officials hope it will strengthen their position at another facility where negotiations are ongoing.

    By March 14, 2024
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    FCC Environmental, on track for Minnesota expansion, eyes further growth

    Following multiple contract wins in Florida, the U.S. division of a major Spain-based company is expecting another in St. Paul, Minnesota. COO Dan Brazil discusses future expansion plans.

    By March 14, 2024
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    Stakeholders call for more details on Maine’s latest EPR rules draft

    Ameripen, AF&PA, Aroostook Waste Solutions and others called for a more comprehensive needs assessment, technical assistance for municipalities and flexibility for producers.

    By March 11, 2024
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    LASAN putting recycLA commercial waste program out to bid, ending contract extension talks

    LA Sanitation and Environment officials hope that a reconfigured “recycLA 2.0” can yield better environmental outcomes and more competitive pricing by 2027. The move affects haulers such as Athens Services, WM and Republic Services.

    By March 8, 2024
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    Rubicon reports further progress on profitability plan during 2023

    The company reported improvements in metrics such as adjusted gross profit and adjusted EBITDA due to higher-margin business with multiple clients, but it did not provide financial guidance for the year.

    By March 8, 2024
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    Heritage Environmental Services gets new CEO after EQT acquisition

    HP Nanda, a veteran of DuPont, will take over the industrial waste and environmental services company. Current CEO Jeff Laborsky is transitioning to a role on HES’ board of directors.

    By March 7, 2024
  • Republic Services truck driving outside of WasteExpo 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada
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    Largest public waste companies spent an estimated $4.2B on M&A in 2023

    Spending by WM, Republic Services, Waste Connections, GFL Environmental and Casella Waste Systems didn’t surpass recent records, but the companies still did dozens of deals throughout the U.S. and Canada.

    By March 5, 2024
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    NWRA, partner’s new safety program aimed at smaller haulers

    NWRA and Together for Safer Roads are partnering to offer online training for companies with less than 100 trucks, which often don’t have the same resources as bigger competitors.

    By March 4, 2024
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    RSG 2023 earnings

    Republic reports strong core business growth in 2023, eyes new opportunities in 2024

    The company surpassed its full-year guidance as core pricing and average yield increased in the fourth quarter. Republic expects additional opportunities, including those related to PFAS, to fuel growth in 2024.

    By Feb. 28, 2024