LRS acquires Jackson Disposal

LRS acquires Jackson Disposal

Jackson Disposal is the 12th acquisition for LRS in 2021.

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September 30, 2021

LRS, a Morton Grove, Illinois-based provider of waste, recycling and portable services, announced on Sept. 28 that it had acquired Seaton, Illinois-based Jackson Disposal Inc. Jackson Disposal Inc. is a regional residential and commercial waste services company.

According to LRS, the deal expands the company’s service footprint into nine western Illinois counties. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Founded in 1986 by Carole and Ralph Jackson, Jackson Disposal started with Ralph as the lone driver. Eventually, Carole and Ralph’s children, Kenny Jackson and Tammy Adams-Hudson, helped lead the second-generation company to become one of the leading service providers in the area.

“We are thrilled to be joining forces with a recognized industry leader in LRS,” Kenny Jackson and Adams-Hudson said in a statement. “We have every confidence our customers and employees will be in great hands with LRS based on the company’s longstanding commitment to exceptional customer service and environmental sustainability.”

For LRS, the acquisition adds 30 employees, 20 trucks and residential and commercial waste hauling services in the Illinois counties of Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Knox, Rock Island, McDonough, Mercer and Warren. Waste generated from Jackson Disposal’s routes will be hauled to LRS’ 6,000-square-foot transfer station in Monmouth, Illinois.

“The Jackson family embodies the American entrepreneurial spirit, and we salute the family on their growth and success over 35 years,” LRS CEO Alan Handley says. “LRS welcomes all Jackson Disposal customers and employees to the LRS family, and [looks forward] to generating more jobs and host fee revenue for the city of Monmouth.”

Jackson Disposal is the 12th acquisition for LRS in 2021. Other announcements include Maywood, Illinois-based Roy Strom Companies; Oregon, Illinois-based Big John; Woodstock, Illinois-based Crown Restrooms and Arrow Septic and Sewer; Janesville, Wisconsin-based Ace Portables; Niles, Michigan-based Joy’s Johns; Kingston, Indiana-based Johnson Johns; Milwaukee-based Commercial Rubbish Collection LLC; Mauston, Wisconsin-based Clark Disposal; Minneapolis-based Atomic Recycling; North Branch, Minnesota-based Jimmy’s Johnnys; and the city of Monmouth’s transfer station.