THE WOODLANDS, Texas - Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE: WCN) today announced that on November 3, 2015, it completed the previously announced acquisition of Rock River Environmental Services, Inc. ("Rock River"), an integrated provider of solid waste collection, recycling, transfer and disposal services, with total annual revenue of approximately $75 million. The acquired operations service 19 counties in central and northern Illinois and include five collection operations, two landfills, one compost facility, one transfer station and one recycling facility.
"We are extremely excited to welcome Rock River into the Waste Connections family and look forward to furthering Rock River's commitments to the customers and communities it serves. As a large integrated services provider with leading positions in suburban and rural markets, Rock River should provide us with a platform for additional organic and acquisition growth opportunities, potentially doubling its size within five years," said Ronald J. Mittelstaedt, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman.
Waste Connections, Inc. is an integrated solid waste services company that provides waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets. Through its R360 Environmental Solutions subsidiary, the Company is also a leading provider of non-hazardous oilfield waste treatment, recovery and disposal services in several of the most active natural resource producing areas in the United States, including the Permian, Bakken and Eagle Ford Basins. Waste Connections serves more than two million residential, commercial, industrial, and exploration and production customers from a network of operations in 32 states. The Company also provides intermodal services for the movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest. Waste Connections, Inc. was founded in September 1997 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.
For more information, visit the Waste Connections web site at www.wasteconnections.com. Copies of financial literature, including this release, are available on the Waste Connections website or through contacting us directly at (832) 442-2200.
Worthing Jackman / (832) 442-2266
Mary Anne Whitney / (832) 442-2253
SOURCE Waste Connections, Inc.
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