Wheelabrator acquires United Materials Management

Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, recently announced it acquired Westborough, Massachusetts-based United Material Management (UMM).

According to the company, UMM operates 34 routes with a fleet of 55 collection vehicles from six locations in Massachusetts, including two rail-served transfer stations and an advanced construction and demolition (C&D) recycling facility.

Wheelabrator says the acquisition of UMM’s 22,000 residential and 2,500 commercial and roll-off customers, as well as UMM’s rail and transfer infrastructure, expands the company’s collection and disposal services in New England and provides a direct connection to the company’s Ohio-based landfills where it disposes municipal solid waste and C&D volumes.

The acquisition includes UMM transfer stations in the Massachusetts cities of Taunton and Leominster. The acquisition also includes UMM’s C&D recycling facility in Millbury, Massachusetts, which is located adjacent to Wheelabrator’s Millbury waste-to-energy facility.

The company says the acquisition of UMM’s C&D recycling facility will expand its offerings through the aggregate that is generated for construction and the recovered wood that can be used for fuel or to make particle board. The facility also accepts material from LEED projects and will help the company provide sustainable waste management options for its customers, it says.

“We’re excited to welcome UMM’s 111 hardworking employees to our team. We appreciate the trust UMM has placed in us to guide this new partnership in New England, which will allow us to continue to build critical waste and environmental infrastructure, serve Massachusetts customers and communities and create new growth opportunities for employees,” Michelle Nadeau, spokesperson for Wheelabrator, says.