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.