Weekly News Bulletin: Jun. 5-11, 2006


Waste Services Announces Settlement of Lawsuit

Waste Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: WSII) along with its Chief Operating Officer Charles A. Wilcox, agreed to pay Waste Management, Inc. $100,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging breach of contract, including violation of a non-compete agreement. The settlement clears the way for Mr. Wilcox to perform his new job...Read More »



Waste Management and Macomb County Agree to Limit Canadian Imports

Macomb County (www.macombcountymi.gov) and Waste Management (www.wm.com) appear to be close to a deal whereby the company's Pine Tree Acres landfill will reduce Canadian imports in exchange for county permission to expand. Under the proposed agreement, the Pine Tree Acres landfill would reduce acceptance of waste originating in Canada from 80% of current volume down to 25%. As a voluntary agreement by the landfill, it avoids any conflict with free-trade laws that prohibit governments from interfering with interstate and Canadian commerce...Read More »



Labrie Equipment Purchases Leach Assets

Labrie Equipment purchased the Leach refuse truck product lines from Federal Signal Corp., in a deal that closes on Aug. 1, 2006. The transaction will help Labrie to broaden its portfolio of waste equipment and position the company as a top tier North American player. Few changes are expected at the Leach facility in Appleton WI...Read More »



Waste Recyclers Holdings Renamed Emerald Waste Services

Waste Recyclers Holdings, a WHI Capital Partners company, has changed its name to Emerald Waste Services to reflect its full range of residential, construction and commercial waste service offerings. Emerald employs more than 140 people and owns and operates a transfer station and six construction and demolition landfills through which moves collectively 28 million cubic yards of waste, owns a fleet of 90 trucks, servicing 2,600 C&D customers, 700 commercial businesses and 10,000 residential units in Bay County...Read More »



Clairvest Invests $17.3 Million in Winters Bros. Waste Systems, Inc.

Clairvest Group Inc. (TSX: CVG) (www.clairvest.com) has invested $17.3 million in Winters Bros. Waste Systems, Inc. (www.wintersbros.com), a solid waste management company based in Long Island, NY that provides collection, transfer and recycling services there. Winters Bros. was founded by Joe Winters, President and CEO of Winters Bros., and his brothers, Sean, James and Andrew, all of whom will continue to manage the business...Read More »



Heritage Environmental Services Appoints Bill McDaniel as Its New President, COO

Ken Price, chairman and chief executive officer of Heritage Environmental Services, LLC (HES), announced that Bill McDaniel has been appointed to succeed him as the company's president and chief operating officer, effective May 11, 2006. McDaniel is a veteran of 15 years with HES. He came to the company by way of the Heritage Group's 1991 acquisition of a highway-construction firm. At that time, McDaniel was serving as the firm's chief financial officer...Read More »



SDG&E Adds 20 Megawatts of Renewable Biomass Energy

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has contracted to purchase 20 megawatts (MW) of biomass electricity from Bull Moose Energy LLC (BME), beginning in 2008. The Bull Moose Energy facility, expected to be located in the southern area of San Diego County, will gasify green waste to generate electricity, enough to power 13,000 homes. In the process, it will divert several hundred tons of waste per day from county landfills. It is the first such project announced in California since Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a recent executive order requiring that 20 percent of the renewable energy purchased by public utilities in California be generated by biomass...Read More »



Metech Starts Electronic Scrap Processing Line

Metech International LLC, of Worcester, Mass., has begun operating a $1.25-million processing line for electronic scrap that shreds discarded electronic equipment and sorts it into material streams. The company, which refines some of the metallics, also has plants in Gilroy, Calif., and Penang, Malaysia...Read More »


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