Weekly News Bulletin: Dec. 26, 2007-Jan. 1, 2008


Private Equity Firm Buys Liberty Waste Services

Private equity firm Centre Partners Management LLC has acquired Liberty Waste Services LLC, which they renamed Environmental Logistics Services LLC. Liberty provides waste transportation and disposal services for customers throughout the Northeast and Midwest. Operations include a rail transloading facility in Kearny, New Jersey, a 1,285 acre landfill in Springfield Township, Ohio, and a transfer station in Bridgeport, Ohio. The acquisition was in partnership with Liberty´s senior management and an affiliated company, Centre Environmental Partners Inc. which is led by environmental industry veterans Ross Patten and Scott Bernstein...Read More »



Ohio Judge Allows District to Ban outside Waste

An Ohio judge ruled that the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Solid Waste District has the power to exclude waste from outside counties, specifically Summit and Cuyahoga counties, if they fail to recycle as much waste as that of the district. Initially, the National Solid Waste management Association (NSWMA) filed a lawsuit challenging the validity of such a law. Ultimately Judge Richard D. Reinbold ruled in favor saying that the district was "within its rights" but delayed enactment of the rule from Jan. 1 until June 1, 2009. NSWMA general counsel David Biderman said the group was ''disappointed generally'' with the decision and considering an appeal...Read More »



Drink it up; Big Improvement in California Container Recycling

The latest report by the California Department of Conservation indicates a dramatic increase in the volume of recycled beverage containers. Californians recycled more than 6.9 billion beverage containers, nearly 800 million more during the first half of this year compared with last year. Officials there attribute the success to an increase in the deposit fees and processing improvements. The study showed that 57% of all beverage containers and 70% of aluminum cans are now being recycled in the state...Read More »



Moody's Investors Service Upgrades Republic Services Debt

Moody's investor Service upgraded Republic Services Inc.'s senior unsecured debt saying it had a stable future and consistent pace of revenue growth, solid profit margins and conservative balance sheet. Moody's also praised Republic for having a diversified revenue stream, and owning valuable, permitted disposal assets for which there are increasingly fewer substitutes. The rating also speaks to Moody's general confidence in the waste industry...Read More »



Environmental Justice Legislation Reintroduced

Florida congressman Alcee Hastings has reintroduced environmental justice legislation that would require federal agencies to establish and measure the performance of programs to address the environmental impacts on minority and low-income populations...Read More »



EnGlobe Corp. Wins Important Contracts

Canadian-based integrated environmental services company EnGlobe Corp. reports winning two contracts that will provide long-term revenue streams in both its organic waste management and remediation businesses. The Company's organic waste subsidiary GSI Environment Inc. won a five-year contract to supply pulp and paper sludge to Kruger Inc.'s new 23-megawatt biomass cogeneration plant at its Brompton mill near Sherbrooke, Quebec. In addition, the company's remediation subsidiary Biogénie S.R.D.C Inc. won a three-year extension to manage Petro-Canada's contaminated soil treatment facility in East Montreal...Read More »



AERT Secures $13.5 Million Funding for New Waste Mining Facility

Springdale Ark.-based AERT, Inc., which manufactures building products from recycled material, has secured $13.5 million to build a new waste mining facility near Watts, OK. The facility is expected to reduce raw material costs and ensure a steady supply amid a market impacted by high petrochemical prices and increasingly volatile supply...Read More »


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