JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Disposal Services, Inc., an integrated environmental services company, announced today the official close of the acquisition of Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc., a $1.9 billion transaction making it the largest industry transaction in four years. The combined business, operating as Advanced Disposal, will be the largest privately owned environmental services company in the United States with operations in twenty states and annual revenues of approximately $1.4 billion.
“A transaction of this magnitude takes time and significant efforts from all parties. I am extremely grateful to the teams from both Advanced Disposal and Veolia who contributed countless hours to make this strategic combination a reality. ” stated Charlie Appleby, Chairman and CEO of Advanced Disposal. “On the eve of Thanksgiving, I count many blessings. First and foremost, I extend the warmest of welcomes to our newest employees and team members of Advanced Disposal and thank them for their enthusiasm and dedication to a clean environment and our “Service First. Safety Always.” focus. Secondly, I am appreciative of the close to two million new and existing Advanced Disposal customers who will benefit from a more diverse and competitive company focused on a steadfast commitment to customer care and reliability, safe and efficient operations both on the streets and at our facilities and integrity regarding financial accounting and reporting. Advanced Disposal will be the most trusted provider of environmental services in the United States.”
About Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.
Advanced Disposal currently is the largest privately-owned environmental services company in the United States providing integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services in the Eastern United States. Advanced Disposal currently owns and operates commercial, industrial, and residential solid waste collection operations, municipal solid waste landfills, transfer stations, and recycling facilities. Advanced Disposal is dedicated to preserving the environment and ensuring that all operations are conducted in a manner that follows all local, state, and federal laws in regards to environmental protection. Advanced Disposal is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. and has operations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Wisconsin and the Bahamas. For more information regarding Advanced Disposal, please visit www.AdvancedDisposal.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AdvancedDisposal.