DECEMBER 2010
                                        

WM of the Pacific Northwest to acquire Glacier Recycle

Waste Management of the Pacific Northwest (WM) has entered into an agreement to acquire Glacier Recycle, which provides recycling services for the construction industry. Waste Management 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, Waste Management’s vice president-Pacific Northwest, said the integration of Glacier’s processing facilities will allow Waste Management 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.

The transaction is contingent on the assignment of the necessary permits and contracts. Until then and into 2011, operations at Glacier will continue as usual for customers and employees. Services and hours will remain unchanged for the foreseeable future.