Lakeshore Recycling Systems acquires C&D Recycling

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) has acquired Northbrook, Illinois-based C&D Recycling. With the acquisition, LRS says it will control and process more than 2 million tons of waste material annually, more than any other privately held company in Illinois.

With the addition of C&D Recycling, LRS now operates six material recovery facilities (MRFs) throughout Chicagoland and Illinois with annual revenues in excess of $130 million.

Lakeshore Recycling Systems CEO Alan T. Handley, says, “We welcome C&D Recycling customers and employees to the LRS family and remain committed to realizing aggressive and profitable growth through both organic and strategic acquisition.”

EPA teams collect debris in St. Louis

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 and its contractors collected almost 3,000 tons of residential debris and hazardous materials during a nearly two-month-long mission to help residents of Missouri’s Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles and St. Louis counties recover from severe flooding caused by heavy rains in late December 2015.

EPA crews picked up a total of 2,982 tons of residential debris across the four counties. The agency was assigned the residential debris collection mission by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which coordinated the overall response to the flooding event.

Overall, EPA’s work resulted in the recycling, treatment or disposal of approximately 8,913 cubic yards of residential flood debris.