The Valdosta Daily Times
Advanced Disposal, the waste disposal company contracted with Lowndes County for curbside trash and recycling pick-up in unincorporated areas, acquired Valdosta Waste Services, expanding its service to 7,000 new customers in surrounding South Georgia counties.
Service will remain the same, but Advanced Disposal’s trucks will now serve the cities of Quitman, Berlin, Alapaha, Nashville, Ocilla and Pearson and the counties of Echols, Brooks, Thomas, Cook, Lanier, Berrien, Atkinson, Colquitt and Irwin in addition to Lowndes.
Valdosta Waste, operating out of its center on Inner Perimeter Road, will move its trucks and assets to Advanced Disposal’s facility at 1101 Hawkins Street, including 10 employees. The owners elected not to join Advanced Disposal.
Advanced already serves customers in the counties where Valdosta Waste operates, but the buy-out will add the company’s customer base and garbage routes to its current clientele directory, according to Chief Marketing Officer Mary O’Brien.
The company began in Atlanta and has since made a priority of acquiring businesses across Georgia, O’Brien said.
“We’ve found that Georgia is a very positive long-term market for us,” O’Brien said. “Valdosta Waste was a quality company with quality employees. We’re on positive terms with the company. It was a win-win for Valdosta Waste and their customers.”
Valdosta Waste does not serve the City of Valdosta, which is managed by the City of Valdosta Sanitation Department. Valdosta residents inside the city limits will not be affected by this change.