PRLog - Dec. 13, 2012 - BURLINGTON, Ontario -- Emterra Environmental USA has purchased the majority of assets formerly owned by Richfield Management and affiliated companies in Michigan. The privately held waste collection and recycling company will assume management of existing recycling and trash collection contracts for approximately 50 communities plus the former Port Huron transfer station.
Emterra Environmental USA - Waste Management & Recycling Acquisition Michigan
Virtually all formerly served areas (excepting Oakland County) will receive waste collection and recycling services by Emterra, which includes commercial, municipal and residential. Emterra’s current emphasis will be on ensuring a smooth transition of services to the communities served.
Emterra founder and CEO, Emmie Leung, sees opportunity for increased waste diversion. Emterra is recognized for relentlessly seeking “Zero Waste” opportunities, that is, to divert waste from landfill and instead create valuable, saleable commodities for new products. She states, “…we’ll be talking to customers about how we can offer a full menu of trash collection and waste diversion activities. For sure this is going to include ramping up recycling services and it also will include special waste such as used electronics and tires collection.”
Emterra has hired over 135 employees locally to continue in their jobs since acquiring the waste management assets November 9, 2012. The move will help ensure seamless service delivery without interruption to the many clients served throughout the counties covered, which includes Genesee, Tuscola, St. Clair, Huron, Lapeer and Sanilac.
The head office for Emterra Environmental USA will be at 1606 Webster Road in Flint, Michigan. Contact information can be found on the company’s website at www.emterraUSA.com. The phone number is 1-877-609-6753.
Emterra Environmental USA is owned by Emmie Leung, who also owns Emterra Group (www.emterra.ca ), a Canadian company that operates recycling and waste collection and processing facilities throughout central and western Canada.