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WIN Waste Innovations broadens footprint through new acquisition

The company has acquired Heath, Ohio-based Waste Away Systems.

WIN Waste Innovations, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has acquired Waste Away Systems, a Heath, Ohio-based solid waste and recycling hauling company.

The deal, which formally closed July 19, includes a transfer station that handles municipal solid waste and construction and demolition waste. Waste Away Systems currently manages 18 collection routes, with 8,600 residential accounts across 11 municipal contracts. It also has 1,800 commercial customers and a roll-off business that services temporary and compactor customers.

“Waste Away is a well-run company with an aligned goal of excellent customer service while prioritizing safety and sustainability,” a spokesperson for WIN Waste told Waste Today. “The addition of Waste Away’s business supports a base for future strategic growth near our existing landfill assets.”

As the company’s first major acquisition outside of the Northeast, WIN Waste is showing no signs of slowing down since its restructuring last spring. In April of last year, the company announced it would integrate 10 wase industry businesses into a single company operating under the WIN Waste Innovations brand.

WIN Waste, which now generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue, is comprised of the former Wheelabrator Technologies, as well as Stamford, Connecticut-based City Carting & Recycling and Tunnel Hill Partners; Londonderry, New Hampshire-based Charles George Waste Disposal & Recycling; Westboro, Massachusetts-based United Material Management; and others.

Today, the combined company operates roughly 50 strategically located collection, transfer and disposal assets. It serves more than 110,000 collection customers on over 200 collection routes using 346 total collection vehicles and eight hauling locations.

“Investing in our team across all lines of business and ensuring our assets are working optimally in both process and environmental health and safety remains our priority,” says the spokesperson. “We will pursue a continuation of our growth strategy utilized in New England where we prioritized smart, strategic growth opportunities to support vertical integration which can reinforce our assets and expand our depth of services throughout our footprint.”

According to the company’s website, Waste Away was originally founded in 1976 by John Young. In April 2012, the company was reestablished by Young’s grandson, Seth Ellington. Under Ellington, the company took a new approach to high-quality waste services.

Starting as a small, one-truck operation in 2012, the company has since grown to become a multimillion-dollar organization.