WCA Waste Corp. acquires Kentucky hauler
WCA Waste Corp., a nonhazardous solid waste services company headquartered in Houston, has announced its entry into the state of Kentucky with the acquisition of the solid waste operations of Freedom Waste Services LLC/Jones Sanitation (FWS), Louisville, Kentucky.
This acquisition includes the purchase of three hauling operations, three transfer stations and one municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill operation. Located primarily in western Kentucky, FWS services approximately 20,000 customers and provides residential, commercial, roll-off and disposal services to residents and businesses in more than 16 counties.
WCA and Freedom Waste say they are committed to providing customers in the markets served by Freedom Waste with the same service they have grown accustomed to and will focus their attention on:
- establishing safety standards;
- keeping dollars in the local economy by supporting local vendors and creating employment opportunities;
- striving for environmental sustainability through recycling programs, the use of cleaner burning fuel in trucks and the conversion of landfill gas to energy;
- supporting communities through contributions to breast cancer awareness; and
- engaging in customer feedback initiatives that directly improve customers’ experiences.
“WCA’s acquisition of Freedom Waste Services and Jones Sanitation extends our operations in Missouri across the river to the western Kentucky market,” WCA CEO Bill Caesar says. “This investment represents an important strategic opportunity for WCA in a new market where we can leverage our experience and resources to provide superior service to a new group of customers.”