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About Spring Waste Systems

Spring Waste Systems provides garbage and trash collection for residential and commercial clients.On January 11th, 2021, Spring Waste Systems was acquired by Waste Connections. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquarters Location

1990 Reliable Circle

Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80906,

United States


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Latest Spring Waste Systems News

Waste Connections acquires Colorado waste company - Waste Today

Jan 22, 2021

Waste Connections acquires Colorado waste company Waste Connections' acquisition of Spring Waste Systems makes it the largest waste disposal company in the Colorado Springs area. Waste Connections has acquired Spring Waste Systems, the last remaining locally owned company among the four largest trash haulers in the Colorado Springs area, reports The Gazette . The Toronto-based company bought Spring Waste Systems and trash companies in Baily, southwest of Denver, and in Omaha, Nebraska, last month from the Shrader family. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. According to The Gazette, the deals make Waste Connections the largest waste disposal company in the Colorado Springs area, employing 167 people to serve 75,000 residential customers on 90 routes. “[Springs Waste Systems] is a great company. We are excited to make it a little bit better by installing our culture and values that safety comes first. We operate in a decentralized structure, so decisions in the Colorado Springs market are made here," said Ty Tostenson, district manager for Waste Connections in Colorado Springs. "We are thankful that the Shraders decided to sell to us. I'm sure they had multiple options and we are glad they chose us." Waste Connections plans to formally notify Springs Waste Systems customers of the sale by the end of the month and complete the integration of the two operations by early in the second quarter, said Paul Breiterman, assistant district manager in Colorado Springs for Waste Connections. The company plans to operate from both its own office in eastern Colorado Springs and the Springs Waste Systems office in southern Colorado Springs to improve efficiently by reducing the travel distance to customer homes. The Gazette reports the Shrader family, which includes Mike, Mark, Dan and Darren Shrader, started Springs Waste Systems in 2000 after selling a trash company they owned in the Lincoln and Omaha areas of Nebraska to Waste Connections. The Solid Waste Association of North America ( SWANA ) announced that Wastecon, its executive leadership summit for solid waste and recycling professionals, will be transformed into a virtual conference taking place Jan. 26-28. The conference will consist of both live and on-demand sessions. The Wastecon program includes four panels where speakers will discuss industry topics including COVID-19 response, EPA's new 50 percent recycling goal, and more. Additionally, the event will feature some of the top industry leaders . Rebecca Ryan, futurist and owner of Next Generation Consulting Inc. , will be participating in a session on practicing future-focused leadership. Former CNN reporter and founder of MediaWorks Resource Group  Mark Bernheimer will also share his insight into the tactics, motivations and “tricks of the trade” of the modern-day news media in an interactive session. Registration for the virtual event is available on the company’s website . Construction of low activity waste facility near completion at nuclear waste site The completion of construction moves the facility closer to be able to process the 56 million gallons of radioactive waste that is stored in underground tanks at the site. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced Jan. 7 that workers have substantially completed construction of the low activity waste facility at the Hanford Vit Plant in Mesa, Washington. The completion of construction, which was performed by  Bechtel National Inc. (BNI) , moves the facility closer to be able to process the 56 million gallons of radioactive waste that is stored in underground tanks at the site. The low activity waste facility has been under construction for 18 years. Along with other facilities constructed at the site, the low activity waste facility will serve to process waste via the direct-feed low-activity waste (DFLAW) approach. Through this approach, radioactive waste will be converted to glass where it can be disposed of safely through a process known as vitrification. “The department is committed to the shared goal of initiating tank waste treatment at Hanford via DFLAW,” DOE Deputy Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes says. “This progress marks a tremendous leap forward for the Hanford workforce and the Tri-Cities community as we drive closer to a new era of tank waste treatment at Hanford.” “The focus on solutions combined with a world-class workforce on the ground has led to results for the tank waste mission and beyond,” DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar says. “The impacts of this DFLAW achievement coupled with the overall progress of the past four years position Hanford for success throughout the decade ahead.” To date, engineering, procurement and construction has been completed on 17 facilities at the Hanford waste treatment plant, which will be used in the DFLAW approach. Through this approach, pretreated waste from Hanford tanks will be piped to the low activity waste facility where it will be vitrified, or immobilized in glass. The facilities include the analytical laboratory, effluent management facility and 14 support structures consisting of electrical power, backup power, water purification, compressed air, steam, communication and control, and fire water systems. These facilities are now in the start-up, testing and commissioning phases to prepare for operations, including heating up large melters that will vitrify millions of gallons of low-activity tank waste. The DFLAW focus now shifts to preparing for the start of cold commissioning of the low activity waste facility where a waste-like simulant will be run through the facility to test systems, plant monitoring, and management of systems. Sortera Alloys , Fort Wayne, Indiana, developers of a sorting system for nonferrous scrap metal, has announced the appointment of Bill Caesar to its board of directors. Caesar brings decades of experience in waste management and recycling, corporate strategy and technology innovation. He will serve as an independent director at Sortera. “We are very fortunate that Bill has chosen to join our board of directors and I am very excited to have him as a part of our team,” Nalin Kumar, CEO of Sortera, says. “I firmly believe that his expertise in the recycling industry will be instrumental in developing new business strategies for Sortera’s certified high purity metal alloy products, enabled by our patented artificial intelligence technology.” Caesar’s most recent position was as the chief executive officer of WCA Waste Corp., a vertically integrated, nonhazardous solid waste and recycling services company based in Houston that was acquired by GFL in 2020. Prior to this role, he held several positions with Waste Management (WM) Inc. He joined WM in 2010 as the chief strategy officer and in 2012 became the president of WM Recycling and the WM Organic Growth Group, where he developed the recyclable materials business for WM and oversaw its portfolio of early stage technology and services investments. Prior to joining WM, Caesar was a principal in the Atlanta office of McKinsey & Co., where he advised clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including waste management, on corporate strategy, growth initiatives, performance improvement and sales strategies. “I am excited to play a role in helping Nalin and the team at Sortera develop and refine Sortera’s innovative metal sorting technology and its business model,” Caesar says. “There is a huge market for this technology as it will significantly reduce the cost of sustainably recovering value from recycled metals on an industrywide scale.” The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), Brattleboro, Vermont, has released an update to its "Summary of Announced Increased Capacity to Use Recycled Paper" report. According to a news release from NERC, its latest update shows progress toward increased capacity to use recovered paper in North America. When NERC first published this list in November 2018, the association says it listed new capacity at 17 mills, of which three projects were completed. The latest update includes 28 expansions, of which nine have been completed: Midwest Paper Group’s conversion of coated paper to packaging in Combined Locks, Wisconsin, that consumes 400,000 tons per year of old corrugated containers (OCC), double-lined preconsumer kraft paper and mixed paper that was completed in 2018; Packaging Corp. of America’s conversion of newsprint to linerboard and corrugated medium in DeRidder, Louisiana, that consumes 150,000 tons per year of OCC that was completed in 2018; Hood Container’s new recycling plant in St. Francisville, Louisiana, that consumes 120,000 tons per year of OCC that was completed in 2018; Copamex’s conversion from graphic paper to recycled containerboard in Anahuac, Mexico, that consumes 220,000 tons per year of OCC and mixed paper that was completed in 2019; Pratt Industries’ new plant in Wapakoneta, Ohio, that consumes 360,000 metric tons per year of OCC, mixed paper and double-lined kraft that was completed in 2019; Grupo Gondi’s new containerboard mill in Monterrey, Mexico, that consumes 441,000 tons per year of OCC that was completed in 2020; Bio Pappel/McKinley Paper Co.’s mill in Port Angeles, Washington, that consumes 250,000 tons per year of OCC and mixed paper that was completed in 2020; Port Townsend Paper’s expanded OCC capacity in Port Townsend, Washington, from 400 to 750 tons per day in 2020; and International Paper’s conversion to linerboard and containerboard in Riverdale, Alabama, that consumes 450,000 tons per year of OCC that was completed in 2020. According to NERC, it suspects that some of the announced projects may not be completed, depending on overall economic circumstances and demand for final products. “Announcement of a new mill does not guarantee it will be built,” the association states in its news release. “One planned conversion is now on hold. Announced opening dates are often pushed back. Nonetheless, the completed and announced capacity increase is impressive.” NERC’s list includes totally new paper mills along with existing mills that are closed or are still operating but are being converted to produce different end products (e.g., the conversion from newsprint to packaging). It also includes two mills that will be using recycled feedstock other than OCC and mixed paper. NERC reports that one facility is designed to produce paper pulp and plastic pellets using beverage cartons and aseptic packages as its primary feedstock. The other is a mill designed to use food-contaminated paper from commercial sources. According to NERC, the majority of the new capacity increases in its list are for mills producing linerboard and corrugated medium that will use OCC as their feedstock. They aren’t as likely to use mixed paper, whether derived from residential or commercial recycling programs, unless their stock preparation system allows for its use, NERC states. However, NERC says, several mills plan to consume significant amounts of mixed paper that is collected through curbside recycling programs in the U.S. In addition, the increased capacity and market value for OCC normally pushes up the price paid for residential mixed paper. The new capacity that NERC has on its list reflects the potential for more than 5 million tons per year of new OCC and mixed paper consuming capacity and 1 million tons per year of recycled pulp. NERC’s list can be found online .

Spring Waste Systems Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is Spring Waste Systems's headquarters?

    Spring Waste Systems's headquarters is located at 1990 Reliable Circle, Colorado Springs.

  • What is Spring Waste Systems's latest funding round?

    Spring Waste Systems's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of Spring Waste Systems?

    Investors of Spring Waste Systems include Waste Connections.

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