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Creative Waste Solutions, Inc., a diversified holding corporation, providing waste services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers announced within the past 12 months, the company has successfully integrated and merged three companies and is operationally profitable.

Divided into 3 operating entities:

•Creative Waste Solutions operates as hauling brokerage division focusing on commercial recycling and disposal
•Integrated Waste Transportation Services (IWTS), services Commercial Hauling Divisions to one of the largest NYSE listed Waste Management Companies
•Creative Waste Solution South is a transfer station located in Hollywood Florida handling construction disposal, green waste and organic and recyclable materials

Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Cox and The Trust for Public Land named Bob Byrnes as California’s 2017 Cox Conserves Hero. California Native Plant Society, Byrnes’ nonprofit beneficiary, will receive $10,000. Byrnes was among the three finalists who were nominated by the public then chosen by local judging panels and went to compete in an online public vote for the title of California’s Cox Conserves Hero.

Byrnes leads the restoration efforts for the San Diego Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Not only does he invest his personal time to the organization’s efforts, he also sets aside time to encourage and train other volunteers on best practices. Byrnes and his team of dedicated volunteers spend countless hours removing invasive plants that could potentially harm wildlife.

The Cox Conserves Heroes has donated nearly $800,000 to environmental nonprofits, and nearly 200 volunteers have been honored.

Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Terramac, a manufacturer of innovative rubber track crawler carriers, expands its representation in the North American market to include Road Machinery as part of its dealer network. Road Machinery will represent the versatile Terramac product line in Arizona and California.

Road Machinery will offer Terramac’s RT9, RT14 and RT14R crawler carriers to serve a wide range of industries including general construction, mining, environmental and forestry. In addition to Terramac’s three standard options – convertible dump-to-flat beds, rock dump beds and flatbeds – Road Machinery will offer Terramac units customized with support attachments such as hydroseeders, spray booms, digger derricks, cranes and even cement mixers. With the addition of the versatile Terramac product line Road Machinery plans to expand into other markets, including major pipeline transmission.

The team at Road Machinery will provide professional sales, rental and aftermarket support on the Terramac product line across 13 branch locations. Road Machinery’s knowledgeable staff has been fully trained in the application, sales, parts and service of Terramac crawler carriers and stands ready to offer prompt and professional customer support.

Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Rubicon Global has hired Chad Gold as its chief financial officer (CFO). Gold joins Rubicon from cloud software company SAP Ariba, where he most recently served as global vice president of finance and CFO following SAP’s $4.3 billion acquisition of Ariba in 2012. He brings substantial international business and technology experience to Rubicon, the worldwide leader in sustainable, cloud based waste and recycling solutions company.

Gold is an experienced finance executive with a proven track record of growth in the cloud and software industry. At SAP Ariba, Gold held multiple roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently, he served as CFO and led its global finance organization, consisting of 32 professionals based on five continents. A major component of Ariba’s business is drawn from SaaS, or software as a service, and Gold oversaw growth that resulted in cloud subscription revenue more than doubling since SAP’s acquisition in 2012.

Gold’s previous experience includes finance roles at The Home Depot and Ernst & Young.

Rubicon is based in Atlanta and has offices in Lexington, Kentucky, New York and San Francisco.

Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Republic Services president and chief executive officer, Don Slager, was recognized with the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award and named to the 2017 Highest Rated chief executive officers list, according to a recent employee survey conducted by www.Glassdoor.com.

Based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews shared by Republic Services employees, Slager received an overall approval rating of 94 percent. In addition, 82 percent of Republic employees would recommend working for the chief executive officer. The list recognizes top leaders admired by their employees, with Slager earning a top spot on this year’s list.

When employees submit reviews about their company on Glassdoor, they are asked to rate various factors about their employment experience, including their overall satisfaction and their approval of senior leadership. As part of this survey, employees are asked to rate whether they approve, disapprove or are neutral about the job their chief executive officer is doing.

Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

WCA Waste Corporation (WCA) has acquired three solid waste collection companies in the first five months of 2017.

In February, WCA acquired the assets of Midwest Companies, Inc., an MSW transfer station and collection operation located in Marshall, Missouri. In March, WCA acquired EnviroStar Waste Service, Inc., a residential, commercial, and roll-off collection company located in the suburbs of eastern Kansas City, Missouri. In May, WCA acquired the commercial collection accounts of Community Waste Services in Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisitions have been and will continue to be an integral part of the growth strategy of WCA.

Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News