ADS buys three more waste companies, one in Valdosta

That’s five ADS purchases since Veolia. So much for Steve Edwards not being able to foresee any further acquisitions back in April. Somebody remind me, why was it a good idea for the Lowndes County Commission granting an exclusive franchise to a monopoly that’s only getting bigger, and already had little reason to keep prices down? County Commissioners certainly have not been able to explain it.

Allan Gerlat wrote for Waste Age 2 July 2013, Advanced Disposal Buys Three Waste Haulers,

Advanced Disposal Services Inc. continued its recent buying spree with the acquisition of waste haulers in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Illinois.

The Ponte Vedra, Fla.-based Advanced Disposal said in news releases it purchased Winsor Disposal in Kane Pa.; Valdosta Waste Services in Valdosta, Ga.; and Benson Disposal Services Inc. in Macon, Ill.

Here’s a list of just the ADS purchases I know of, not counting the rumor:

Jason Schaefer wrote for the VDT today, Advanced Disposal acquires Valdosta Waste: Garbage company adds 7,000 clients in surrounding counties

Advanced Disposal, the waste disposal company contracted with Lowndes County for curbside trash and recycling pick-up in unincorporated areas, acquired Valdosta Waste Services, expanding its service to 7,000 new customers in surrounding South Georgia counties.

Service will remain the same, but Advanced Disposal’s trucks will now serve the cities of Quitman, Berlin, Alapaha, Nashville, Ocilla and Pearson and the counties of Echols, Brooks, Thomas, Cook, Lanier, Berrien, Atkinson, Colquitt and Irwin in addition to Lowndes.

There’s a persistent rumor that ADS has also bought another local waste disposal company (no, not Deep South Sanitation), but I have not yet seen any confirmation, and my call to AllGreen Services LLC has not been returned.