Leaders at four of the country’s largest waste management companies told attendees of last week’s Waste Expo conference America’s curbside recycling system is in need of a dramatic overhaul.
In a blockbuster announcement yesterday, Waste Management has purchased Greenstar Recycling, the owner of a dozen materials recycling facilities (MRFs) in seven states. With the buyout solidifying Waste Management’s position as America’s largest processor of residential and commercial recyclables, Resource Recycling followed up with Bill Caesar, president of Waste Management Recycle America, to learn more.
*Update: WM’s Bill Caesar on the story behind the purchase, here.
In a move that will shape the recycling industry in many parts of the country, particularly in Texas, Waste Management has bought Greenstar Recycling and all of its assets.