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March 12, 2021

Denali Water Solutions acquires Organix Recycling

Denali Water Solutions LLC, Russellville, Arkansas, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Organix Recycling LLC. According to Denali, Organix is the largest preconsumer food waste collector and recycler in the United States.

Organix, based in Mokena, Illinois, provides food waste management solutions through which collected food waste is converted into livestock feed, compost and green energy products like biogas.

The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Our purpose is to make the world a better place by handling waste responsibly. Bringing the Organix team onboard at Denali supports our goal to expand and diversify our offering with the leading sustainable waste management services in every vertical across the United States,” Andy McNeill, CEO of Denali Water Solutions, says. “Like Organix, we’ve built a culture centered on growth, development and sustainability, and we look forward to welcoming the Organix team to the Denali family.”

“We are excited to join Denali Water Solutions to create the largest sustainability-focused organic residuals management company in the United States,” Aren LeeKong, executive chairman of Organix Recycling LLC, says. “For over a decade, the Organix team has been committed to working with our partners to provide sustainable solutions that protect and improve the environment and our communities. Joining forces with Denali is consistent with our values, vision and goals. This merger will allow us to continue our mission and provide an enhanced offering to new and existing customers."

Meridian Waste acquires Ace Environmental Holdings

Meridian Waste, Charlotte, North Carolina, announced Feb. 5 that it has closed on the purchase of Greer, South Carolina-based Ace Environmental Holdings LLC.

The acquisition, which marked Meridian’s second acquisition in the greater Greenville, South Carolina, marketplace in a week after the announced purchase of Sunrise Sanitation, will help densify hauling operations in the company’s seven state operational footprint, Meridian Waste says. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Ace Environmental acquisition marks Meridian Waste’s 15th acquisition since the company transitioned to private stock under the ownership of Jacksonville Beach, Florida-based Warren Equity Partners (WEP) in April 2018.

The acquired assets from Ace Environmental Holdings LLC include a construction and demolition debris (C&D) transfer station in Pelzer, South Carolina, and a hauling facility located in Greer that services residential, commercial and governmental contracts in the Greer, Greenville and Spartanburg markets.

The Greer location will serve as the primary hauling company for Meridian Waste, housing the rolling stock and administrative functions of the combined companies. Former Ace Environmental Holdings company owner Steve Serafino and employees of the organization have transitioned to the Meridian Waste team upon closing of the acquisition.

“Entering the South Carolina market with two back-to-back acquisitions ensures that Meridian Waste is a strong player with immediate scale, a strong operating platform, a valuable transfer station, significant synergies and route densities,” Meridian Waste CEO Walter “Wally” Hall says. “We continue to expand our Southeastern footprint in fast-growing markets and look forward to servicing Greenville residents and businesses.”

“The decision to join with the team at Meridian Waste was a natural fit for Ace Environmental,” Serafino says. “Wally and his leadership group have a proven track record of success within the garbage industry. They are focused on issues that matter most, including strategic growth, quality service delivery, a strong environmental record and safe operations. Together, we are in a position to offer the Greenville marketplace strong competition within the solid waste sector. We continue to deliver upon our promise of bringing environmental and financial value to our customers, our employees and our communities.”