Weekly News Bulletin: Nov. 24-30, 2003


Capital Environmental Purchases Florida Recycling Operation

Capital Environmental Resource Inc. (NasdaqSC: CERI) has agreed to buy Florida Recycling Services Inc. for $128 million in cash and 3.25 million common shares, valued at approximately $20 million. Capital Environment also agreed recently to purchase the northern and central Florida operations of Allied Waste Industries Inc. (NYSE:AW) for $120 million. Florida Recycling, with 2002 revenue of $85 million, serves the Orlando, Daytona, Fort Myers and Tampa areas. Upon the completion of both deals, Capital Environmental will have 13 collection companies, four landfills, six transfer/processing facilities and four recycling plants in Florida...Read More »



Bennett Environmental Acquires ELI Eco Logic International

Bennett Environmental Inc. is in final negotiations to acquire ELI Eco Logic International Inc, a subsidiary of ELI Eco Logic Inc. (TSX: ELI). Bennett will acquire a license from ELI Eco Logic Inc. for the company's GPCR technology to treat gases and contaminated liquids, a complementary service to the treatment of contaminated soil and construction debris in Bennett's existing Saint Ambroise, Quebec and Cornwall, Ontario facilities. The acquisition will cost Bennett approximately CDN$1.725 million...Read More »



New Jersey Commission Begins Plans For Kearny Landfill Redevelopment

The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission has begun redeveloping the contaminated Keegan Landfill site in Kearny by hiring Parsippany, N.J.-based Converse Consultants to conduct engineering studies of the landfill to determine the development potential of the site. The contract has a maximum value of $1.285 million. The 110-acre landfill has been closed since the 1960s, and the NJMC wants to spur development in the vicinity of the landfill...Read More »



Honolulu Landfill Continues To Incite Controversy

Ongoing controversy over the location of Honolulu, Hawaii's next landfill took a new turn recently when four members of a landfill committee resigned over a decision to remove the existing Waimanalo Gulch landfill area from a list of five possible sites. The city had proposed expanding the Waimanalo Gulch site by fifteen years, but in the face of public protest backed off and changed that to five years. The landfill's current permit expires in 2008, though there is apparently space for another 20 to 30 years' worth of waste at the Waimanalo Gulch site...Read More »



King County, Wash. Council At Odds With Teamsters Over Landfill

The Metropolitan King County (Wash.) Council is considering changing hours of operation at its transfer stations and landfill, prompting the local Teamsters union to warn that it could file an unfair labor practices complaint. The union said business hours and union members' related work schedules should be discussed in collective bargaining talks now underway. Ninety-seven percent of Teamsters members voted against the county's proposal to change work hours in an effort to cut costs at the solid waste utility. Cost-cutting measures have put the county at odds with local cities and solid waste workers...Read More »



Arkansas Landfill Could Begin Taking Area Sludge

A Tontitown, Ark. landfill could host much of Northwest Arkansas' sludge. The Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority is applying for a grant from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to design a lime-stabilization plant for treated biosolids and sludge produced at local wastewater treatment plants. Another entity would have to pay to build and operate the plant; the authority could consider using revenue bonds to build the plant...Read More »



Maricopa County, Ariz. Residents Protest New Landfill Plan

Mobile, Ariz. residents have filed a complaint against Maricopa County supervisors over a landfill proposed by Southpoint Environmental Services Inc. The suit claims the supervisors acted improperly last December by approving a special-use permit and major plan amendment to build the landfill on 690 acres near the Sierra Estrella Mountains. The five-member board voted 3-1 in favor of the project, but attorneys for the residents protested that the amendment would require a two-thirds supermajority, or the assenting vote of another commissioner...Read More »


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