Weekly News Bulletin: Apr. 3-9, 2006


Don't Forget -- Waste Expo is This Week in Las Vegas from April 4th - 6th

Waste Expo, North America's largest solid waste and recycling tradeshow, begins this week in Las Vegas, NV. At least 445 public and private entities are expected to exhibit. In addition to exhibits, the conference features conferences, educational sessions and speakers from throughout the industry...Read More »



Waste Services Announces Date for First Quarter Conference Call

Waste Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: WSII) will release its 2006 first quarter results after the close of markets on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 and hold a conference call on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). A copy of the first quarter press release will be available on our website after its release. Our Chief Executive Officer, David Sutherland-Yoest, accompanied by other senior management, will discuss the company's first quarter results.
If you wish to participate in this call, please phone 866-543-6405 (US and Canada) or 617-213-8897 (International) and enter passcode number 68308931...Read More »



Waste Management, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2006 Earnings Release Conference Call and Second Quarter 2006 Conference Presentation Schedule

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WMI) announced that it has scheduled an analyst conference call on Thursday, April 27, 2006 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Central Time (10:00-11:00 a.m. ET) to discuss first quarter 2006 financial results. These results are expected to be released before the opening of the market on Thursday, April 27, 2006 and will be available on Waste Management's website, www.wm.com, after release to the wire services...Read More »



Allied Waste Announces Automatic Conversion of Its 6 1/4% Series C Senior Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock

Allied Waste Industries, Inc. (NYSE: AW) today reported that each of its outstanding shares of 6 1/4% Series C Senior Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock ("Preferred Stock") will automatically convert into 4.9358 shares of Allied's common stock pursuant to the terms of the certificate of designations governing the Preferred Stock on April 1, 2006. This will increase the Company's common shares outstanding by approximately 34 million shares...Read More »



Sanitation Workers in N.Y., D.C. Strike Against Waste Management Inc.

About 100 Teamster sanitation workers in both New York City and Washington, D.C., declared a strike today against Waste Management Inc., the country's largest private waste hauler.
The walkout follows months of grueling negotiations in which sanitation truck drivers and helpers at Local 813 in New York and Local 639 in Washington, D.C., fought off company attempts to slash take-home pay, reduse employer-paid retirement benefits and raise the price of health care while cutting coverage...Read More »



Covanta Holding Corporation Announces Departure of CFO, Effective at End of Third Quarter

Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA) announced today that Craig D. Abolt, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will leave his position in order to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Abolt has agreed to remain in his current position through the end of the third quarter to ensure a smooth transition and provide ample time to name a successor. The Company said that it has retained an executive recruitment firm to assist in its search for Mr. Abolt's successor...Read More »



Waste Management, Inc. Announces Midwestern Group Senior Vice President

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WMI) today announced Jeff M. Harris as the new senior vice president of the Midwestern Group, which encompasses 16 states in the U.S. and operations in Toronto and Southwestern Ontario in Canada. He succeeds Robert Damico, who is retiring after more than 25 years with the company...Read More »



ISRI Recognizes HP with First Design for Recycling(R) Award

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) has named HP the recipient of its first Design for Recycling(R) award. The award was created to recognize a company or individual that has made progress in achieving the goal of Design for Recycling(R), a voluntary program that encourages manufacturers to consider end-of-life recyclability in the earliest stages of product design. The award will be presented Thursday, April 6, during the closing session of ISRI's 2006 Convention and Exposition at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas...Read More »



EarthFirst Technologies Announces 2005 Financial Results

EarthFirst Technologies, Incorporated (OTCBB: EFTI) today announced the Company's results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2005. Revenue increased 172% to $41.7 million, up from $15.3 million in 2004. Operating income, exclusive of non-cash charges, was $1,423,000 in 2005, compared to an operating loss of $1,796,000 in 2004...Read More »



American Ecology Announces $0.15 Per Share Dividend and Schedule for First Quarter Results and Conference Call

American Ecology Corporation (Nasdaq: ECOL) today announced that shareholders of record on April 14, 2006, will receive a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per common share, payable on April 21, 2006. The Company estimates that approximately $2.7 million in cash will be paid out for the declared quarterly dividend. The Company will release first quarter 2006 financial results at 2 p.m. Mountain Time on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, followed by an investor conference call on Wednesday, April 19, at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time...Read More »


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