Friday, December 31, 2010

Waste Business in St. Louis is changing and consolidating.

In this past year:

-  Republic Waste has acquired Allied Waste. They operate in St. Louis as Allied Republic.

-  Allied Republic has acquired the Veolia operations in St. Louis area Market Place. No the trucks have not been re ID'd yet, but they belong to Allied Republic.

-  IESI Waste Services has acquired Crown/Excel and the Weber Landfill and Transfer stations in St. Louis and will be operating as IESI Waste.

-  Allied Republic has acquired the QRS recycling drop off centers located in South St. Louis on 55 and Bayless and the one in Hazelwood. They will be handling more than 50% of the recycle materials in St. Louis.

What's next? Reports seem to say 2011 will have another surprise or two for the St. Louis Market Place.


  1. Anonymous5:09 PM

    LET THE MONOPOLY BEGIN! It seems that the Chinese have a designation for every year. The year 2011 will probably go down in history as the year of Allied Republic.

  2. Anonymous5:15 PM

    Do we all remember our civics classes from high school? We learned about anti-trust acts that were put in place to prevent big companies from gobbling up smaller companies and driving them out of business. One particularly vile form of monopoly was the vertical monopoly which controls every aspect of a business from the raw materials to the consumer. Doesn’t the trash business in St. Louis County appear to be headed in that direction based on this article? This is beginning to resemble the oil companies that control everything from the well head to the pump. But at least we can still buy gasoline from whoever we want, not that it’s any cheaper anywhere. The same may be said of trash service in a year or two. It’s easy for a monopoly to flourish with a monopoly friendly government at the helm. Not only do they not stop monopolies, they subsidize them and prosecute, or is it persecute, those who do not go along.

  3. Anonymous8:07 AM

    It seems that Consigliore Redingyon and her Don made St. Louis County taxpayers an offer they couldn’t refuse. BECAUSE THEY WEREN’T GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY!

  4. Anonymous11:16 AM

    St. Louis County could not leave well enough alone. They were told all these things would happen, but choose to ignore the obvious.
    Politcal ego, is costing taxpayers millions.
    Inspight of this disaster, only 70% of the county participates, seriously missing the goals and the targets.