Mergers and Acquisitions


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    Willie Goode, founder of multiple DC-area waste companies, reflects on 30 years in business

    After starting out on the back of a truck, the CEO of Maryland-based Goode Cos. has since grown a multi-company portfolio. He reflects on what it took to get there, a tough contract experience in Florida and what's next.

    By May 23, 2022
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    How top waste companies are competing around M&A, recycling, inflation and labor

    Hear what executives from Casella Waste Systems, Coastal Waste & Recycling, LRS, Republic Services, USA Hauling & Recycling, Waste Connections and others had to say about key trends at WasteExpo.

    By May 18, 2022
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    The Waste Dive Outlook on 2022

    Get up to speed on what may be coming next around M&A, labor solutions, ESG investment trends, federal regulation, state policy, environmental justice, local programs and more.

    By Waste Dive staff
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    Wanted: Established, independent family-owned waste, recycling and portables providers to extend legacies and disrupt the status quo

    Achieving exponential growth organically and through acquisition, LRS remains hungry for continued expansion, and in attracting successful, family-owned businesses in search of continuing their legacy with LRS.

    May 9, 2022
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    Republic Services plugs US Ecology-driven expansion, Archaea RNG deal

    After finalizing the $2.2 billion US Ecology acquisition, Republic said it has another $400 million worth of solid waste and recycling deals "in the advanced stages of closing" and is eyeing tuck-ins in environmental solutions.

    By May 6, 2022
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    GFL Environmental's momentum continues with 21 deals, further potential to recover fuel costs

    Following the Sprint purchase, executives anticipate further M&A opportunities. They were also optimistic in an earnings call about further potential from recovering Canadian volumes, price increases and lower labor turnover.

    By May 5, 2022
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    Waste Connections touts $175M in Q1 acquisitions, 'robust pipeline' for 2022

    The company discussed a strong start to the year due in part to solid waste pricing and revenues from its resource recovery sector, but inflation and labor challenges remain.

    By May 4, 2022
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    Clean Harbors Q1 boosted by HydroChem PSC deal, growing environmental services demand

    Executives touted plans for an upcoming Nebraska incinerator and are optimistic about gaining further ground in a market that has become more consolidated following Republic's purchase of US Ecology.

    By May 4, 2022
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    Q1 earnings results for major waste and recycling companies

    Catch up on the latest round of financial results from WM, Republic Services, Waste Connections, GFL Environmental, Casella Waste Systems, Clean Harbors and Stericycle.

    By The Waste Dive Team • Updated May 6, 2022
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    C&D recycling and rail transfer facility coming to capacity-strained Greater Boston market

    The project is not owned by a major waste industry player, making it an outlier for the region. With construction beginning later this year, it will enter a market with increasingly high recycling expectations.

    By May 2, 2022
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    Casella forecasts $1B in annual revenue, growing M&A pipeline

    The Northeastern company reported a positive quarter despite facility construction setbacks, inflation issues and lower landfill volumes. It also previewed upward of $500 million in potential acquisition opportunities.

    By April 29, 2022
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    WM describes 'conservative' approach on M&A, sees strong Q1 price and volume trends

    Executives at the industry's top company kicked off earnings season with updates on efforts to offset inflation, reduce head count through automation and focus more on ESG investments than on big acquisitions.

    By April 26, 2022
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    M&A trends, DEI improvements and the future of electronics repair are the talk of NERC conference

    At a virtual Northeast Recycling Council event, the DOJ weighed in on its antitrust review process, panelists discussed "rethinking our internal structures" on DEI and electronics repair advocates celebrated state legislative progress.

    By Updated April 29, 2022
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    Republic Services closes acquisition of large Massachusetts hauler and recycler JRM

    JRM was one of the last large independent companies left in the Greater Boston market. The deal fits in with Republic's existing transfer infrastructure in the region and will give it a MRF north of the city.

    By Updated May 20, 2022
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    Waste Dive Live: What's next for waste and recycling in 2022?

    Watch the videos from our Feb. 10 virtual event to hear perspectives from the Waste Dive team, The Recycling Partnership and Reloop.

    By The Waste Dive Team • March 9, 2022
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    FCC Environmental makes first US acquisition, forecasts 'many more'

    The Spanish company's U.S. division recently purchased a Texas hauler to help densify its commercial routes. CEO Inigo Sanz discusses other recent developments as the operation works toward $300 million in revenue.

    By Feb. 25, 2022
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    Casella lays out 2024 strategy, touts Northeast disposal projects and Boston MRF upgrade

    After years of M&A, the Vermont-based company is on track to approach $1 billion in revenue for 2022. Executives said they have wide flexibility to adjust prices amid inflation and outlined multiple areas for growth.

    By Feb. 18, 2022
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    Q4 earnings: Waste companies close out 2021 with inflation offset plans, sizable M&A activity, ESG spending

    Pricing strategies are helping mitigate inflationary pressures, labor remains a challenge, MRF investment is growing and renewable natural gas projects at landfills are on the rise. Catch up on our takeaways from key public companies.

    By The Waste Dive Team • Feb. 18, 2022
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    Republic Services CEO talks what's next after the US Ecology transaction

    Jon Vander Ark elaborated on Republic's environmental services expansion in terms of next steps to close the deal, a strategic review of market areas, potential capital investments, PFAS opportunities, future M&A and more.

    By Feb. 18, 2022
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    Waste Connections closes 2021 with more than $1B in M&A spending, sees path to $10B in revenue

    The company says it's prepared to handle pressures around inflation, labor and other issues. It also closed 30 deals last year and sees more to come, following an active start to 2022.

    By Feb. 17, 2022
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    WIN Waste Innovations acquires New England recycler plus GFL-owned Georgia landfill

    The purchase of two affiliated operations in Massachusetts further expands the company's transfer station network, including rail capabilities. The December acquisition of a southern rail-served landfill is also notable.

    By Feb. 15, 2022
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    Republic Services highlights 'both and' approach to grow solid waste, environmental solutions segments

    On its fourth quarter and full-year 2021 earnings call, the industry's second-largest player touted a bundled services approach as part of the pending US Ecology buyout and said spending will continue across both businesses.

    By Feb. 11, 2022
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    GFL Environmental spinning off infrastructure division into new 'GFL 2.0,' says plenty more M&A ahead

    GFL closed out its second year as a public company with sizable increases in revenue, fueled in part by spending CA$2.3 billion on 46 acquisitions. The Canadian company is eyeing dozens of new deals and more growth this year.

    By Feb. 10, 2022
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    Republic Services closes $2.2B acquisition of US Ecology in major hazardous waste expansion

    The deal fits into Republic's ongoing goal of expanding its environmental services business. US Ecology is the industry's largest hazardous waste landfill operator by volume.

    By Updated May 2, 2022
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    The Waste Dive Outlook on 2022

    Get up to speed on what may be coming next around M&A, labor solutions, ESG investment trends, federal regulation, state policy, environmental justice, local programs and more.

    By The Waste Dive Team • Feb. 9, 2022
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    10 questions with Gold Medal Environmental on its strategic transformation

    CEO Darren Gruendel and new President John Doyen talked about culture integration challenges after M&A, plans for Mid-Atlantic growth beyond an estimated $92 million in revenue, how they've maintained operations despite labor limitations and more.

    By Feb. 8, 2022