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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
  • A Republic Services truck and dumpster.
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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
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    How 3 major waste companies view business opportunities from Canada’s EPR expansion

    Executives from WM, GFL Environmental and Waste Connections all commented during recent earnings calls about how and where they think it’s worth pursuing contracts and investing in MRF infrastructure.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
  • Trash truck with recycLA logo driving in Los Angeles
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    Negotiation stalemate pushes Los Angeles to verge of rebidding commercial waste contracts

    Haulers such as WM and Republic Services say they need more time to discuss a contract amendment. LA Sanitation staff and elected officials appear ready to put the whole recycLA franchise system back out to bid.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
  • A Waste Connections collection truck is parked in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center
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    Waste Connections acquires assets from Waste-Away Group in Indiana

    The deal expands Waste Connections’ presence into the state. Waste-Away is a third-generation family business that offers collection, recycling and document destruction services in Elkhart and the surrounding areas.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
  • A garbage truck with Sanitation Service Inc., branding and a logo drives down a street in front of a blossoming tree.
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    Rumpke expands into Illinois with acquisition of landfill and hauling company

    Sanitation Service was a family-owned operation for more than 60 years. The company cited changes in landfill liability laws and the business environment as part of its motivation to sell to Rumpke.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Q4 earnings results for major waste and recycling companies

    Follow the latest results from WM, Republic Services, Waste Connections, GFL Environmental, Casella Waste Systems, Clean Harbors, Enviri and Stericycle.

    By Waste Dive Staff • Updated March 6, 2024
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    February landfill updates from WM, Republic, Waste Connections, GFL and WIN Waste

    Major companies recently faced resistance to expansion, allegations about PFAS contamination and air violations and other issues in California, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Ohio.

    By , Updated Feb. 23, 2024
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    D.C. updates strategy to reach ‘zero waste’ by 2040, including many policy proposals

    The plan extends the deadline for an 80% diversion rate to 2040. It calls for actions such as building a MRF, implementing commercial waste zones and banning certain items from disposal.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
  • GFL Environmental truck at Waste Expo
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    GFL 2023 earnings

    GFL posts record solid waste pricing, sees expansion opportunities through EPR and M&A

    Continued strong pricing, combined with volume shedding of subpar contracts, contributed to margin expansion in solid waste. That trend combines with other tailwinds as GFL continues to improve its debt.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
  • Aerial view of a berm holding in a landfill with a road running along it
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    3 finalists for waste conversion facility named in Atlantic County, New Jersey

    The finalists will benefit from the county’s waste flow ordinance, which ensures access to a waste stream that has topped 100,000 tons a year in recent years.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    CWST 2023 earnings

    Casella says acquisition activity, safety improvements marked an ‘exceptional’ year

    Casella touted a successful year from numerous acquisitions and operational improvements. Executives previewed further infrastructure upgrades at the Willimantic recycling facility, plus a $800M acquisition pipeline for 2024.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    5 issues to watch as New York reshapes its commercial waste system

    Many questions remain about how companies were selected, how much recycling investment will occur, how soon companies get electric vehicles, when implementation will begin and more.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
  • Waste Connections truck on display at WasteExpo 2022
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    WCN 2023 earnings

    Waste Connections highlights ‘disciplined execution’ for Q4 and recovering labor trends

    CEO Ron Mittelstaedt characterized 2023 as a “year of renewal” and applauded strong acquisition activity and improved safety and retention.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    WM 2023 earnings

    WM touts sustainability spending, ‘strong’ operations growth to wrap up Q4

    Executives credited price and cost-saving measures for Q4 earnings growth and said the company will invest up to $2.9B in its recycling and renewable energy platforms through 2026.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Who came out on top with New York commercial waste zone contracts?

    The 65 contracts awarded to provide service in the five boroughs effectively reset the market. Major companies such as Action Environmental and Waste Connections did well; others are left with tough choices.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    Interstate Waste Services acquiring Oak Ridge in regional expansion

    The transaction marks the first sizable purchase since New Jersey-based IWS was recapitalized last year. Oak Ridge Waste & Recycling’s assets cover multiple markets in Connecticut and New York.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
  • Clean Harbors at household hazardous waste collection event in Abington, Pennsylvania.
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    Clean Harbors acquires environmental services firm HEPACO for $400M

    HEPACO, which was previously owned by a private equity firm, services more than 2,000 customers in 17 states. This positions Clean Harbors for continued growth in its environmental services segment.

    By Updated March 25, 2024
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    Republic Services to pay nearly $300,000 in settlement with California Teamsters

    The union alleges that Republic hired nonunion workers to transport MSW to landfills. An arbitrator ruled in favor of granting the Teamsters back pay for the case.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
  • Sideview of a DSNY automated sideloader waste truck prototype in Manhattan
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    NYC containerization

    New York to pilot automated collection of large containers for high-density buildings

    DSNY Commissioner Jessica Tisch described this as the biggest advance for local waste collection technology in decades as the city continues its push toward containerization and limiting manual collection.

    By Feb. 1, 2024