Date: February 7, 2011
Source: Waste Pro USA
Waste Pro USA (Longwood, FL) announced that it has either acquired or reached agreements to buy 10 separate waste companies and landfills throughout the southeast. They include operations in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. "Waste Pro is significantly expanding our footprint throughout the South, both organically and by acquiring companies with our culture," CEO John J. Jennings said. The already consummated acquisitions include: Alternative Waste Services of Ocala, FL; Waste Container Services LLC of Jacksonville, FL; Green Key Environmental Solutions of Miami, FL; and the Dade County, FL commercial and roll-off operations and equipment of Eastern Waste Services. Waste Pro also purchased two construction and demolition debris landfills near Meridian, MS in June last year, and the company now owns and operates the former Kemper County Landfill in Philadelphia, MS.
Waste Pro also entered into agreements to acquire the recycling and processing operations of Greenstar Recycling of Atlanta, GA; C&D Ltd. LLC of Birmingham, AL; and is "in the final stages of a purchase agreement for the operations" of Pelican Commercial Waste Services of Belle Chase near New Orleans, LA.
In Sep. 2009 Atlanta-based private equity firm Roark Capital Group made a $100 million investment in Waste Pro, which now boasts that it serves over 800,000 residences and 32,000 businesses in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and soon Louisiana.
See also: "Waste Pro Buys Citrus Waste Services in Florida," (www.wasteinfo.com/news/wbj20100831G.htm).
See also: "Waste Pro USA Buys Two Firms in Mississippi and North Carolina," (www.wasteinfo.com/news/wbj20100622C.htm).
See also: "Equity Firm to Invest $100 Million in Waste Pro USA," (www.wasteinfo.com/news/wbj20090929D.htm).