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Gallegos Sanitation

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About Gallegos Sanitation

Gallegos Sanitation is a company providing waste and recycling collection, education, and innovative solutions to waste diversion. It operates in Northern Colorado, serving Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, and all surrounding communities. The company provides services for residential, commercial, construction & demolition, special events, LEED Services, and sustainability education.On January 7th, 2021, Gallegos Sanitation was acquired by Republic Services. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquarters Location

1941 Heath Parkway Unit 2

Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524,

United States


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Latest Gallegos Sanitation News

Rail shippers meeting set for January 20

Jan 8, 2021

Rail shippers meeting set for January 20 Midwest Association of Rail Shippers online winter meeting replaces one of two annual in-person meetings. The Chicago-based Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) is holding its virtual Winter Meeting on Jan. 20, 2021, with a registration process in progress through January 15. MARS says speakers at the event will include Kathryn Farmer, the new president and CEO of Texas-based BNSF Railway Corp., and Keith Creel, president and CEO of Canadian Pacific. “Having two rail industry leaders in Ms. Farmer and Mr. Creel—as well as an excellent line-up of freight rail experts and advisors—makes our Winter Meeting a can’t-miss event,” says MARS president Stefan Loeb. “We reviewed evaluations from recent meetings to determine the speakers and topics that were of highest interest and have put together a value-packed meeting for attendees.” In addition to Creel and Farmer, other speakers at the half-day afternoon event include: Timothy Quinlan, a senior economist with Wells Fargo; Paul Titterton, North American rail chief operating officer with Chicago-based railcar leasing firm GATX Corp.; and Anthony B. Hatch of New York-based transportation financing firm ABH Consulting. The Winter Meeting is available to all MARS members who have paid 2021 dues of $25. MARS describes itself as one of five regional North American associations under the North American Rail Shippers (NARS) national organization that provide “an open forum for discussion and resolution of rail transportation issues by bringing railroads, shippers, receivers, and rail supply companies together.” MARS members usually meet in person twice each year. New SWANA report focuses on landfill long-term management issues The association recently conducted research on the long-term management that will be needed for closed landfills following the 30-year post-closure care period required under current regulations. A new report developed by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) addresses two important questions associated with the landfill disposal of waste: what tasks will be required to manage closed landfills following the post-closure care period to ensure continued protection of public health and the environment and how will their associated costs be paid for? SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation (ARF) recently conducted important research on the long-term management (LTM) that will be needed for closed landfills following the 30-year post-closure care period required under current regulations. The resulting report addresses key issues such as the expected service life of the landfill’s final cover system and the tasks that will need to be performed to ensure the long-term protection of public health and the environment, the association says. The report also addresses the issue of how long-term management activities can be financed. “SWANA continues to be at the forefront of identifying solutions to challenging solid waste issues, and this important new report provides useful information and data for solid waste managers and their communities,” stated David Biderman, SWANA executive director and CEO. “We need to assure the public that today’s landfills will not only provide communities with needed solid waste disposal services but that they will continue to protect public health and the environmental for hundreds of years following their closure.” The report provides reassuring evidence regarding the efficacy of the federal design standards that have been established for these facilities. For example, the research study concluded that it is unlikely that the geomembrane in the landfill’s final cover system would need to be replaced for 2,000 years following its installation. “We appreciate the support and involvement of our Disposal Group subscribers who submitted and voted for this important research topic and provided funding support for the research effort,” said Jeremy O’Brien, SWANA’s Director of Applied Research. To learn more about the report, click here . Matthew McLean, product manager, Excavators, Volvo CE , says the EW200E “is perfect for light and medium material handling like plastic, household waste and scrap.”   The EW200E weighs 22.6 tons and is powered by a Volvo D6J 6-liter Tier 4 final engine that provides 173 horsepower. The machine has three boom and arm configurations. The straight boom can be fitted with either a 13-foot gooseneck arm or an 11-foot, 6-inch sorting arm, giving the EW200E a max reach of 33-feet and a max lifting capacity of 25,600 pounds, Volvo says. The 26-ton EW240E, introduced in 2018 for medium-duty applications, now has a 23-foot, 9-inch straight boom, which is over 2-feet longer than the previous model. When combined with the existing 16-foot, 5-inch gooseneck arm, the new total reach is greater than 39 feet. The EW200E shares many components with the EW240E and Volvo wheeled excavators. Hydraulics matched to the Volvo engine allow the machines to find the sweet spot between engine speed and hydraulic efficiency, according to the manufacturer. The boom float function and boom cylinder dampening minimize vibration and hold the grapple in place for increased stability. The grapple control and soft swing system are designed to work together to provide instantaneous response and smooth precision. the option of four stabilizers (front blade and rear outrigger as standard); a cab that can be raised more than 16 feet above the ground; a cab with double-damped mounts to reduce noise and vibration;  the outriggers, blade and cab-raising functions can be completed without removing hands from joysticks; factory-installed auxiliary circuits enable sorting grabs and orange-peel grapples; adjustable arm-in and height limitations; the ability to drive up to 12 mph using the roller on the joystick provided with Comfort Drive Control; and auto idle and auto engine shutdown help to reduce fuel consumption. Additionally, the material handlers can be ordered without the steering column, which allows the operator to control the machine using only the joysticks. Solid rubber tires, a waste package with protective screens and a reversible fan and the Smart View feature for bird’s eye view of machine are optional. The EW200E and EW240E are eligible for a free year of ActiveCare Direct, the Volvo telematics service that provides continuous machine monitoring and fleet utilization reporting directly from Volvo. They also are backed by the Volvo Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty, which covers the frame, boom and arm for the entirety of the initial ownership period. The sale was effective Jan. 1; terms of the sale were not released. Kari Gallegos-Doering said in a statement that "Like GSI, Republic is committed to safety service and sustainability, and we are confident that this partnership will help the Front Range and Northern Colorado communities in continuing to move forward on important waste diversion and environmental goals. "The Gallegos family has been honored to serve Northern Colorado for 61 years and we thank the community and our loyal customers for their support," Gallegos-Doering wrote. In a joint letter to customers, Republic and Gallegos officials said there will be no immediate changes to scheduled pickups, delivery dates, billing or equipment. The main Gallegos office at 1941 Heath Pkwy. in Fort Collins will continue to be the hub for Republic's truck yard, shops and base for local workers. "We feel really good about this decision for our community," owner Rudy Gallegos said in the letter. "Republic Services cares for their people, like we do, and they are committed to safety, service and sustainability. All of these aspects, coupled with their immense stewardship, community giving, diversity and inclusion, impressed us." Gallegos Sanitation was founded in 1959 when Edward Gallegos and sons Art, Jerry and Rudy formed a part-time lawn mowing and hauling business. According to the Coloradoan, the company grew into a 70-truck fleet of waste and recycling trucks serving Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming and remains a family affair with three generations of the Gallegos family working for the company. In 1961, Gallegos introduced the first automated garbage collection truck to the streets of Fort Collins. In 1967, he applied some of his mechanical skills and designed his own cardboard baling mechanism that included many of the design features the company still sees in modern day baling systems . Today, Gallegos continues to use innovative technology from GPS and onboard computer systems to new engine and fuel technologies that reduce carbon emissions . Birmingham, Alabama-based Motion Industries Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its planned shop facility in nearby Irondale, Alabama. The company, which is a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Genuine Parts Co., describes itself as a distributor of maintenance, repair and operations replacement parts and systems. When completed, the $11.2 million 104,000 square-foot building will house a fluid power shop, hose and rubber shop, and engineering department. The building and the workshops within will feature what Motion calls “world-class processes, equipment and safety advantages.” Capabilities will include fluid power component repair and fabrication, power unit fabrication, machining, hose kitting and assembly and engineering design. The structure’s design was planned under the new Motion industrial design and décor standards, according to Joe Limbaugh, the company’s senior vice president of distribution, inventory and operations support. “The main reason for the investment is to strengthen our position and provide the best customer service possible, as our customer base and our company grow,” said says Randy Breaux, Motion Industries’  president. “We’re looking forward to the positive impact this operation will have – for our customers, our employees and our community.” Announced in October 2020, the project is estimated to be completed in the third quarter of 2021 and will create 15 new jobs while retaining 13, says the firm.

Gallegos Sanitation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Gallegos Sanitation founded?

    Gallegos Sanitation was founded in 1959.

  • Where is Gallegos Sanitation's headquarters?

    Gallegos Sanitation's headquarters is located at 1941 Heath Parkway, Fort Collins.

  • What is Gallegos Sanitation's latest funding round?

    Gallegos Sanitation's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of Gallegos Sanitation?

    Investors of Gallegos Sanitation include Republic Services.

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