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Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), an independent recycling and waste diversion services provider, has acquired Area Restroom Solutions (ARS), a leading Chicago area portable restroom rental company. The acquisition boosts LRS’ temporary services line of business by 20 percent, offering customers immediate access to portable restroom services used most frequently at construction sites, park districts and outdoor events.

LRS first entered the portable restroom market with the January 2017 acquisition of West Chicago based K. Hoving Companies. As a result of the ARS acquisition, LRS has grown its inventory of portable restrooms by 20 percent to over 5,000 units, and is now the second largest portable restroom provider in Illinois.

Family owned and operated since its inception, Aurora based Area Restroom Solutions has created a strong reputation for maintaining high standards of reliability and cleanliness across its fleet of portable toilets and restrooms throughout the Chicagoland area.

Published in the October 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Anderson Equipment Co., Bandit Industries’ authorized dealer, is expanding its territory into New York and Pennsylvania. With this expansion, they will serve customers in five states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Pennsylvania.

Published in the October 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Republic Services, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ReCommunity Holdings II, Inc., the largest independent recycling/processing company in the U.S. ReCommunity’s assets and expertise will complement Republic’s existing recycling collection and processing operations.

The acquisition involves 26 recycling centers in 14 states, primarily in locations where Republic maintains a leading market presence. Combined, these facilities recover approximately 1.6 million tons of recycled commodities annually. The transaction also includes the assumption of multiple long-term municipal agreements with processing fee-based structures, which aligns with Republic’s innovative recycling pricing model.

“We believe this transaction will enable us to meet growing customer demand for recycling services, while achieving one of our key sustainability goals,” said Don Slager, president and chief executive officer of Republic Services. “Recycling continues to be one of the fastest growing segments of the waste stream, and our focus remains on investing in traditional recycling in select and prioritized markets where customers have demonstrated both a demand and a willingness to pay for recycling.”

As part of its Blue Planet™ sustainability platform, Republic has a goal of adding an additional 150,000 tons or more per year of recycling capacity by 2018.

Published in the October 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Nucor Corporation announced that its board of directors has elected retired U.S. Army General Lloyd J. Austin III as a director effective September 18, 2017.

General Austin, retired as a 4-star general in 2016 after nearly 41 years with the U.S. Army. From March 2013 through March 2016, General Austin served as the commander of U.S. Central Command responsible for military strategy and joint operations throughout the 20-country Central Region that includes Iraq, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Prior to that he served as the 33rd vice chief of staff of the Army from January 2012 to March 2013 and as the combined forces commander in Iraq from September 2010 through the completion of Operation New Dawn in December 2011.

Over his military career, General Austin was awarded the Silver Star, five Defense Distinguished Service Medals, the Legion of Merit and the Distinguished Graduate Award from the United States Military Academy at West Point, among others.

Published in the October 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Covanta Holding Corporation announced that the board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share, payable on October 6, 2017 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on September 28, 2017.

Published in the October 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Bandit Industries continues its expansion of dealers across the U.S. with the addition of Hoistlift of Florida, based in Fort Myers. The company is known throughout south-central Florida for their unrelenting commitment to their customers.

Hoistlift of Florida will offer sales, parts and service for all Bandit hand fed chippers and stump grinders, including Bandit’s new 12XPC and 15XPC utility chippers, and the Model ZT1844, a compact and powerful track stump grinder. This is in addition to their heavy duty material handling, construction and agricultural equipment.

Published in the October 2017 Edition of American Recycler News