Byron waste company acquired by Milwaukee’s Veolia group

Guy’s Waste Services, 750 Dunbar Road, Byron, has been acquired by Milwaukee-based Veolia ES Solid Waste, according to a news release from Veolia.

The company announced Thursday that it also is acquiring Guy’s subsidiaries, KMA Transfer and Ace Trash.

Details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

All of Guy’s Waste Services drivers and other employees with its subsidiaries have been offered positions as part of the acquisition negotiations, according to the news release.

The waste collected will be internalized at the Veolia ES Taylor County Landfill.

The acquisition includes a transfer station, commercial hauling equipment and real property in Byron, the news release stated. More than 1,200 customers located in the five-county area will be serviced from the Byron location.

“We view this acquisition as a true investment in the local community,” Jim Long, president and CEO of Veolia, stated in the news release. “Our aim is to grow this business so that it will eventually lead to more jobs and partnerships within the Macon community.”

Veolia ES Solid Waste is one of the largest solid waste companies in North America, providing commercial, industrial and residential waste services in 12 states, the Bahamas and Canada, according to the company’s website. Veolia operates 76 collection facilities and 30 solid waste sanitary landfill facilities in North America.