Allied Waste Industries

Allied Waste Industries

Allied Waste Industries (NYSE|AW) is a Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. A vertically integrated company that owned and operated solid waste collection businesses, recycling facilities, and landfills, it was a leader in the solid waste industry in the United States. It served more than 10 million residential, commercial and industrial customers across 128 major markets in 37 states and Puerto Rico. After purchasing Houston-based giant waste hauler Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) in 1999, Allied Waste Industries, Inc. became the second largest non-hazardous solid waste management company in the United States (behind industry leader Waste Management, Inc.), [ [ Allied partners with Bridgestone Firestone, Bandag] March 4, 2008 retrieved 14 May 2008] with annual revenues of over $5 billion and assets of nearly $14 billion.

On June 23, 2008, Allied is to be purchased by its smaller competitor Republic Services, Inc for $6.1 billion USD; the merged company, retaining the "Republic" name, will still the second largest non-hazardous solid waste management company in the United States. [Stewart Bailey. Republic Agrees to Buy Allied Waste for $6.1 Billion. June 23, 2008.]

Environmental record

The company had a plan to reduce its local carbon footprint by more than 3.3 million pounds each year in San Mateo County, California, by converting its monthly 80,000 gallons of petroleum diesel to B20 bio-diesel fuel. Allied Waste converted the local 225-truck fleet to the clean-burning B20. [ [ Allied Waste Converts San Mateo Fleet To Biodiesel] September 18, 2007, retrieved 14 May 2008/] Allied Waste was a member of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDS) Program which is outlined by the U.S. Green Building Council. John J. Zillmer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Allied Waste, said, "Allied Waste has long been an active steward of our environment...we aim to employ environmentally responsible and sustainable practices." [ [] March 7, 2008 retrieved 14 May 2008] Allied Waste also implemented new innovations such as gas-to-energy projects. Gas-to-energy converts waste gas from landfills into electricity which offsets conventional use of oil and natural gas. [ [ Creating Cleaner and Greener Communities] 2008 retrieved 14 May 2008]


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