Weekly News Bulletin: May 25-31, 2005


Allied Names Former Aramark Executive Zillmer New CEO

In the latest of its upper management moves, Allied Waste has named former Aramark executive John J. Zillmer its new chairman and chief executive. Zillmer succeeds Charles H. Cotros, who was brought in as chairman and CEO in October after Allied split those responsibilities from the presidency, then held by Tom Van Weelden. Van Weelden later resigned and was replaced by chief operating officer Donald W. Slager. In naming Zillmer, Allied said the appointment of Cotros was an interim move...Read More »



Salt Lake County Landfill Could Be Sold To Private Interests

The Salt Lake Valley (Utah) Solid Waste Management Facility (www.slvswmf.net) is preparing a written request to seek partnerships in order to exchange waste with the Trans-Jordan Landfill depending on available capacity. However, some local officials have expressed concern that the end result could be privatization of the facility. The Legislature has given approval to a new landfill in Tooele County, which will open this summer and be operated by Allied Waste. Salt Lake County officials believe the Tooele site could cut their waste flow by as much as 40 percent...Read More »



WCA Waste Completes Four Tuck-In Acquisitions

WCA Waste has completed four tuck-in acquisitions comprising 22 trucks servicing approximately 4,500 customers; all waste collected by the companies will be disposed of in WCA Waste landfills. Assets acquired from Foster Ferguson Disposal and Proper Disposal will send waste to the Oak Grove Landfill in Arcadia, Kansas. Assets acquired from Triad Waste Services and Triangle Environmental Group will go to recently-acquired WCA landfills designated for the High Point and Raleigh, N.C. markets...Read More »



Itec Environmental Acquires Rose Systems

Itec Environmental Group has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding stock of Rose Waste Systems, Inc. of San Carlos, Calif. Rose Waste is an 18-year-old engineering and sales company offering recycling, refuse and scrap handling equipment. Itec officials expect the merger will improve Itec's standing in the U.S. plastic container industry, and will aid in Itec's acquisition of large quantities of PET and HDPE plastic. The plastic will be cleaned with Itec's trademarked Eco2 Environmental System and sold into the post-consumer plastic market...Read More »



Rio De Janeiro Trash Fleet Switches To Ethanol-Diesel Fuel

O2Diesel Corp. has announced that Comlurb, a municipally owned collection company serving Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, has begun using O2Diesel's proprietary ethanol-diesel fuel blend, known as O2Diesel, in its fleet. This marks the first time that ethanol-diesel fuel has been used in a commercial on-road truck application in brazil. Brazil is the world's largest producer of ethanol, and every gallon of gasoline sold in the country contains a minimum of 20 percent of the sugar-derived fuel...Read More »



GreenShift Announces Plans For 'Greengineered' Technologies

GreenShift Corporation has announced plans to launch a new industrial design initiative to deliver innovative, cost-efficient, and environmentally proactive 'greengineered' solutions. GreenShift's privately held portfolio company will acquire, develop, and market new green technologies and generate revenue from royalties, product and technology sales, and eventually the provision of customized greengeneering services to clients...Read More »


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