JANUARY 2011
                                        

WM of the Pacific Northwest acquires Glacier Recycle

Waste Management of the Pacific Northwest (WM) has entered into an agreement to acquire Glacier Recycle, which provides comprehensive recycling services for the construction industry. WM officials said the acquisition will expand the company’s green services related to waste reduction, waste recovery and the processing of waste into new materials.

Glacier recycles construction materials and processes recovered wood for the manufacturing of recycled wood products and for use as biomass fuel. Through its wood processing facility in Auburn and its rental containers for construction sites, Glacier serves the entire Puget Sound area.

Dean Kattler, WM’s vice president-Pacific Northwest, said the integration of Glacier’s processing facilities will allow WM to significantly increase its construction recycling in the Puget Sound region. He said it will also position WM to provide services to support the continued growth of green building and LEED certification across the region.