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LRS acquires Doty Sanitation

The company says Doty Sanitation's market share across residential, commercial and roll-off collections will drive growth and expansion in Illinois.

August 10, 2022

LRS, an independent waste diversion, recycling and portable services provider based in Rosemont, Illinois, has acquired Beecher City, Illinois-based Doty Sanitation, a provider of residential, commercial and roll-off collection services in central Illinois. Financial terms were not disclosed and the acquisition is effective immediately.  

According to a news release from LRS, Doty was founded in 1980 with one truck and one employee by Daniel Doty Sr. Now, Doty Sanitation is led by David and Nicole Doty. The company's service footprint stretches across central Illinois, from Pocahontas to Arcola, and will serve as a platform for continued growth for LRS.  

"We are thrilled to enter into this new chapter with LRS, where our careers will continue here in central Illinois," David Doty says. "From our people to our fleet and our loyal customers over the decades, Doty Sanitation is proud to now be a part of the LRS legacy."  

LRS President and CEO Alan T. Handley says Doty was the epitome of an ideal partner, ot just for Doty's business success through the years, but also in terms of the meaningful acquisition of career paths and family legacies that endure at LRS postacquisition.  

"We are excited to welcome Dave, Nicole and all Doty Sanitation employees to the LRS family as we honor and pay tribute to Daniel Doty and the family legacy he established over decades of hard work," Handley says. "Doty Sanitation has built a strong customer following, earned a reputation for safe and reliable delivery service, and adds an outstanding fleet of well-maintained collection and roll-off trucks."  

The acquisition of Doty Sanitation is LRS' ninth to date in 2022. Other announcements include Stillwater, Minnesota- based AirFresh Industries; Warsaw, Indiana-based JL Hurt; Grayslake, Illinois-based Lakes Disposal; Portage, Wisconsin-based The Country Plumber; Topeka, Kansas-based Ditch & Associates; Rochester, Minnesota-based Sunshine Sanitation; Chicago-based Auburn Disposal; and South Bend, Indiana-based Junoll Services.