2010-08-25 / Local News

Delphi residents get new trash removal company

By Debbie Lowe
Staff writer

Delphi residents should be noticing new trash trucks on trash day in the near future. That is because Indiana Waste Systems Inc, the company contracted by the Delphi City Council to provide trash removal, has sold the business to Veolia ES Solid Waste Inc.

According to a July 20 press release, Veolia acquired seven rear-loaders, four rolloff trucks, 820 containers, 80 roll-off boxes and a transfer station. The waste collected will be internalized at the Veolia ES Hoosier Landfill in Claypool.

Veolia Indiana Area Manager Joe Sutton said Monday that Veolia will provide the same service as Indiana Waste Systems has been providing and on the same day.

“Nothing will change in service or in price,” he said.

Sutton said there will be new trucks picking up the trash within the next 30 to 60 days. He explained that the new trucks will increase the operator efficiency, will be quieter and cleaner to operate.

“It will just be a more efficient and safer operation,” he added.

“We really look forward to serving the City of Delphi,” Sutton said. “The customers will continue to enjoy the same services as they’ve had with Indiana Waste Systems.”

Veolia is one of the largest solid waste companies in North America. They provide a full-range of services to commercial, industrial and residential customers in 12 states, the Bahamas and Canada. The company operates 76 collection facilities and 30 solid waste sanitary landfill facilities in North America and is headquartered in Milwaukee.

“The acquisition of these assets is consistent with our strategy of entering new marketplaces through the acquisition of fully-integrated operations,” President and CEO of Veolia Jim Long said in the press release. “In addition, Jeff VanWeelden, owner and operator of Indiana Waste Systems, will join our team. Jeff has built a solid company and has established strong business relationships which will help us quickly grow market share in northern Indiana.”

Questions about the service should be directed to Delphi City Hall at (765) 564-3039.

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