Veolia ES Acquires Landfill and Operations in Sumner IL from Waste Management

Date: June 21, 2007

Source: Veolia Environmental Services

Veolia Environmental Services Announces Acquisition from Waste Management

Veolia Environmental Services (Veolia ES) Solid Waste, Inc., a division of Veolia Environmental Services North America, today announced it has acquired several business operations near Sumner, IL, from Waste Management of Illinois. The acquired operations include the Lawrence County Regional Landfill, which will be renamed Veolia ES Sumner Landfill, Inc. Veolia has also acquired a solid waste hauling operation, which offers commercial, residential and roll-off services to over 20,000 customers. Counties in the hauling operation's service area include Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Edwards and Jasper in Illinois, and Knox Sullivan, Gibson, Vigo and Daviess in Indiana.

"These operations will provide Veolia with a new, vertically integrated platform that will further enhance the company's ability to provide service to our customers in Southern Illinois and Indiana," said Richard Burke, President and COO of Veolia ES Solid Waste. The operations will complement Veolia's nearby existing operations in Charleston, Illinois and Evansville, Indiana.

The company is aggressively pursuing acquisition candidates across North America to expand its service area and provide exceptional waste services to its customers.

Details of the acquisitions were not disclosed.


Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc., part of Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp., is one of the largest solid waste companies in North America. The company provides a full range of services including collection, transportation, disposal and recycling to more than 1.7 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in 11 states, the Bahamas and Canada. It services municipalities through the operation of 62 collection facilities and 25 solid waste sanitary landfill facilities in the United States. Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc. is a member of the National Solid Wastes Management Association.


Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp., headquartered in Lombard, IL, offers fully integrated environmental solutions to virtually all industrial, commercial, municipal and residential sectors. It is part of the Veolia Environmental Services (VES) group, the only global manager of liquid, solid, non-hazardous and hazardous waste; on-site waste processing, industrial cleaning and process maintenance; and recycling, recovery and disposal for both the public and private sectors. VES has over 80,000 employees in 35 countries and posted revenues of $9.8 billion in 2006. Veolia Environnement (NYSE:VE), the parent of VES, with operations in water, waste, energy and transportation management, has more than 300,000 employees in 64 countries and recorded revenues of $37.7 billion in 2006. For more information, please visit

For more information, contact:
Jeff Meredith, Veolia ES Solid Waste
Tel: 770 565 1983

Denisse Ike, Veolia Environmental Services North America
Tel: 630 218 1751

Denise Graham, On Ideas
Tel: 904 354 2600

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